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Are you ready to take things to the next level?   If the ASPPA Credential programs were an arcade game with each level an advancement from the previous, one might say that: Level 1: Qualified 401(k) Administrator (QKA®) Level 2: Qualified 401(k) Consultant (QKC) Level 3: Qualified Pension... READ MORE
Back by popular demand: ASPPA’s Spring National conference! Join us May 4–5 for relevant presentations on the topics that are top of mind for you, thought-provoking breakout sessions and plenty of chances to interact with national experts and your peers.  Special Features  ASPPA Spring National... READ MORE
Actually, there may be more than one… In a year unlike any in recent memory, 2020 has brought with it an extraordinary amount of change and challenges. But there’s an easy way to get a jump on 2021, and close out 2020 on a strong note—but the “window” to do so is closing… You can get plugged in... READ MORE
There’s an easy way to get out of that box…   The TPA Growth Summit is a special event, customized for the unique perspectives of TPA business owners and their sales/marketing teams (sometimes the same people!).    You won’t have to travel.   You won’t have to commit a big block of time.  ... READ MORE
ASPPA is always providing information and insights that will be valuable to its members! Following is a summary of upcoming webcasts.   Live Webcasts   ASPPA Webcast:  Hardship Withdrawal Changes: COVID-19 Impact   Wednesday, August 5, 2020   2:00 - 2:50 p.m ET   Speaker: Michael F. Smith,... READ MORE
What’s the most common issue in retirement administration? One of the most common issues encountered in retirement administration is when compensation is not applied the same way operationally as it is defined in the plan document. At the newly rebranded ASPPA TE(k), you’ll have an opportunity to... READ MORE
Where can you find the latest, greatest insights on the implications of the SECURE Act? Why, at ASPPA TE(k), of course! That’s right, ASPPA TE(k)—formerly ASPPA regional conferences—have an agenda chock-full of insights from the nation’s leading voices in retirement plan administration to help... READ MORE
The DOL’s Employee Benefits Security Administration just made it easier to find information about the status of an individual retirement plan and its operations, releasing an enhanced search tool for Form 5500 filings.  In addition to searching for specific filings, users now can search for... READ MORE
The early bird discount for the L.A. Advanced Pension and 401(k) Conference ends on Friday, Dec. 20! The conference will be held Jan. 23-24, 2020 at the Hilton Los Angeles/Universal City in Universal City, CA. “L.A. Advanced Pension & 401(k) Conference has the topics and speakers you'd expect... 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.   ACOPA Webcast: The Weighty Aspects of Top-Heavy Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2019 2:00 – 2:50 p.m. ET Speaker: David Kupstas, FSA, EA, MSPA Chief Actuary,... READ MORE
The 2019 ASPPA Annual Conference kicks off Sunday, Oct. 20 at the Gaylord National Resort at the National Harbor, located in Oxon Hill, Md., just outside our nation’s capital. We'll be there from the start until the conference ends on Wednesday, Oct. 23 reporting on the general sessions, workshops... READ MORE
Normally, if something is easy in a cash balance plan, it means you’re probably doing it wrong. At least that’s what David J. Kupstas, MSPA, Actuary, Actuarial Consulting Group, Inc., says. And if you don’t believe it, he admits to being a bit surprised that determining the top-heavy ratio in a... READ MORE
You marked your calendar because you didn’t want to miss the Oct. 19, 2019 early bird deadline for registration to attend the ASPPA Cincinnati Regional Conference. Seize the moment! The time is now to complete your registration. We are looking forward to spending Nov. 11-12, 2019 with each and... 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.   ASPPA Webcast: Managing in an Uncertain Economy Thursday, Oct. 31, 2019 2:00 - 2:50 p.m. ET Speaker: Alex Chausovsky, Director of Speaking Services... READ MORE
Hard to believe, but there’s more to getting things done and growing your business than knowing the latest rules and regulations — and #ASPPAannual can help fill in those gaps! Sure, #ASPPAannual has you covered on the latest rules and regulations — what they mean, how they’ll change things, and... READ MORE
Early registration is now open for the Cincinnati Regional Conference, which will be held on Nov. 11-12. The Cincinnati Regional Conference has been a consistent, dependable venue in which to network and gain valuable industry insight all in a central Midwest setting. New to the conference this... READ MORE
I can’t believe it’s time again to register for the Cincinnati ASPPA Regional Conference! The 11th annual Conference will be held Nov. 11-12, 2019 at the Cincinnati Marriott RiverCenter. Although I’ve been an employee benefits practitioner for many years, last year was my first attending the... 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: Second Quarter 2019 Washington Update Wednesday, May 22, 2019 2:00–2:50 p.m. ET Speaker: Bob Kaplan, Director of... READ MORE
If you’re like me, when I hear the word “networking,” I get a little nervous. It brings up visions of women frantically sticking their business cards in my face and giving me their elevator pitches at some organized luncheon. I prefer the terms, “connecting and collaborating”, because that is what... READ MORE
We are excited to offer CFP Continuing Education credit hours for Certified Financial Planners at the ASPPA Eastern Regional Conference! The conference, scheduled for May 9-10, 2019, in Philadelphia, is a great opportunity for networking and obtaining answers to your work problems. But one of the... READ MORE