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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
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
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
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
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
Are you tired of the everyday grind? Looking for an opportunity to take a step back and re-energize yourself? Earn some CE credits by attending the last ASPPA live conference offered during 2019. The ASPPA Cincinnati Regional Conference will be held Nov. 11-12, 2019 at the Cincinnati Marriott... 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
The Wall Street Journal’s editorial board has challenged a specific “pay for” provision in the SECURE Act. But they’re missing the big(ger) picture. One of the main reasons the SECURE Act passed the House of Representatives by the large margin of 417-3 was that, as the WSJ acknowledges, it was “... READ MORE
American Retirement Association Chief Government Affairs Officer Will Hansen and past ASPPA President Stephen Dobrow offered testimony concerning benefit plan audits and how they may be improved at the June 25 meeting of the Department of Labor’s Advisory Council on Employee Welfare and Pension... 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
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
The July 31, 2019 deadline for most employee benefits plans that must file the Form 5500 for reporting about 2018 is fast approaching. So the June 20 ASPPA Webcast, “Form 5500 Update,” was a well-timed reminder regarding changes that affect the form and its use and filing. Presenter Stephen Forbes... 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
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
We won’t be bringing you an ASPPA Connect newsletter on Monday due to the observance of Memorial Day, but we would like to share some little-known facts related to the holiday. Arlington National Cemetery is located in Arlington, VA on the estate that had belonged to Robert E. Lee and his wife,... READ MORE
Mothers give us a lot, not the least of which is life itself. But as I was reading through all the accolades on social media over the weekend, I couldn’t help but be reminded of all my mother gave me. As is the case in many families, “Mom” was our family’s CFO. See, like many in his generation, my... READ MORE
Former American Retirement Association President Marcy L. Supovitz has been named to the ERISA Advisory Council, which advises the Labor Department on policies and regulations regarding ERISA plans. The 15-member council (formally titled the Advisory Council on Employee Welfare and Pension Benefit... READ MORE
New proposed legislation could help close the retirement savings coverage gap — and you can help make it a reality. Small business owners face real challenges — costs, administrative burdens, and increased liability for mistakes — in the decision to provide retirement benefits for their workers.... 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 UpdateWednesday, May 22, 2019 2:00–2:50 p.m. ET Speaker: Bob Kaplan, Director of Technical... READ MORE

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