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We’re interested in you — and what you’re looking for in programming to support your personal and professional development.  Please take a couple of minutes to respond to our anonymous survey and let us know what’s on your mind — and how we can help!  The survey is at https://www.research.net/r/... READ MORE
The ASPPA College of Pension Actuaries (ACOPA) has honored Kevin Donovan with the 2019 Edward E. Burrows Distinguished Achievement Award. The award, presented at the ACOPA Actuarial Symposium in Chicago, Illinois on Aug. 9, is presented annually to a pension actuary who has gone above and beyond... READ MORE
Are you worried — or excited — about the prospects for “open” MEPs? Either way, we’ve got you covered at the TPA Growth Summit!  It’s the second year for this extraordinary gathering of owners, leaders and sales professionals, including some of the nation’s leading third party administrators.... READ MORE
As Congress headed out of town for the August recess, retirement’s “Dynamic Duo” have teamed up on legislation designed to help stave off nondiscrimination testing issues for frozen defined benefit plans. U.S. Senators Rob Portman (R-OH) and Ben Cardin (D-MD), both members of the Senate Finance... READ MORE
JULY Business Services, an independently owned, national retirement plan recordkeeping and administration firm, announced July 31 that has entered into an M&A transaction with Summit Benefit Solutions, Inc. Summit, founded in 1999 and headquartered in Mansfield, OH, provides recordkeeping,... READ MORE
ASPPA is always providing information and insights that will be valuable to its members! Following is a summary of upcoming webcasts and events. Live Webcasts  ASPPA Webcast: Correcting Missed Elective Deferral Opportunities under EPCRS Wednesday, August 7, 2019 2:00 – 3:40 p.m. ET Speaker:... READ MORE
According to a new state-by-state analysis1 published by the American Retirement Association, more than 5 million employers in the United States still don’t offer a workplace retirement savings benefit, a generation after the 401(k) plan design was first introduced.  When a 401(k) is available, 78... READ MORE
Do you know of an ASPPA member who has made a significant contribution to pension education, especially in the last 12 months? You can help make it possible for him or her to receive recognition! Nominations are now being accepted by the ASPPA Retirement Plan Academy Advisory Group for ASPPA’s... READ MORE
Secretary of Labor Alex Acosta has resigned in the wake of controversy regarding a plea deal he negotiated more than a decade ago with wealthy financier Jeffrey Epstein. Acosta made the announcement to reporters while standing next to President Donald Trump outside the White House. Trump said that... READ MORE
In what marked the S&P 500’s best first-half performance since 1997, the average 401(k) balance also turned in a solid performance. According to estimates from the nonpartisan Employee Benefit Research Institute (EBRI), the average 401(k) balance for those aged 25-34 with 1-4 years of tenure... READ MORE
In recognition of our collective celebration of American independence, here are some interesting facts concerning the annual event.  Congress actually voted in favor of independence on July 2, 1776; July 4 is the date on the declaration and the day independence was declared. Four presidents have... READ MORE
ASPPA is always providing information and insights that will be valuable to its members! Following is a summary of upcoming webcasts and events. Live Webcasts ACOPA Webcast: Litigation Involving DB Plans Wednesday, July 10, 2019 2–2:50 p.m. ET Speakers: Kelsey N. H. Mayo, J.D., Partner,... READ MORE
Ascensus is acquiring HR Simplified, a TPA that performs a variety of benefits administration functions, including offering health savings accounts and benefit continuation services. In a June 26 press release, Ascensus President David Musto hailed the agreement and the firm they have added to... READ MORE
ASPPA and PenChecks Trust Company of America are pleased to announce the opening of applications for the QKA Scholarship Program for ASPPA’s Qualified 401(k) Administrator (QKA) credential program. Launched in 2014, the PenChecks Trust ASPPA QKA Scholarship will again be offered this year to... READ MORE
Nominations are now being accepted for ASPPA’s 2020 Leadership Council. Elected at-large members of the Leadership Council serve for one term of four calendar years. Nominees must be credentialed ASPPA members nominated by at least two members to be considered. Submit a nomination today! To... READ MORE
Nominations are now being accepted for American Retirement Association’s 2020 Board of Directors. Elected at-large members of the Board of Directors serve for one term of three calendar years. Nominees must be nominated by at least two members to be considered. To view the nomination form, click... READ MORE
A new survey finds that the use of an online retirement calculator has spurred more than half of those who did to take positive actions related to their finances. The nationwide survey of 1,000 401(k) plan participants by Schwab Retirement Plan Services found that just over half (52%) have used an... READ MORE
Apparently education expenses are not only weighing on retirement contributions, but triggering early withdrawals as well. According to the most recent wave of StreetWise, the E*TRADE quarterly tracking study of experienced investors, three out of five young (under age 34) investors have made an... READ MORE
ASPPA is always providing information and insights that will be valuable to its members! Following is a summary of upcoming webcasts and events. Live Webcasts  ASPPA Webcast: Late Deferral/Loan Deposits and Form 5330Thursday, June 6, 2019 2:00–2:50 p.m. ET Speaker: Kristina Kananen, QPA QKA,... READ MORE
It’s not exactly news that Americans are nervous about their retirement prospects – but a new study finds that a couple of key demographic groups are especially anxious. The 2018 Protected Lifetime Income Index study, “The Clock is Ticking: Generation X and the challenge of retirement readiness,” ... READ MORE

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