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ARLINGTON, VA (Aug. 13, 2019) – The National Tax-Deferred Savings Association (NTSA) has opened nominations for the 2020 NTSA Elite Advisor Award.

Established in 2014, the NTSA Elite Advisor Award is an annual member recognition program that has been established to honor Financial Advisors whose presence and innovative works have helped shape the best practices in serving clients in the ERISA non-profit, 403(b), and 457 retirement industry, as well as to acknowledge their specific outstanding, unique accomplishments and/or contributions.


CHICAGO, IL – The ASPPA College of Pension Actuaries (ACOPA) has honored Kevin Donovan with the 2019 Edward E. Burrows Distinguished Achievement Award.

ARLINGTON, VA — In response to unilateral actions taken by the American Academy of Actuaries, the ASPPA College of Pension Actuaries (ACOPA), part of the American Retirement Association (ARA) has taken steps in defense of its members, and the actuarial profession at large.


ARLINGTON, VA (July 29, 2019) —Middle-class American retirements are being targeted to pay for another political promise – the latest a “Medicare for All” proposal from U.S. Senator Kamala Harris.

ARLINGTON, VA (July 24, 2019) —Today the 401(k) is Main Street’s retirement plan – but tens of millions of American workers don’t have access to this opportunity.

According to a new state-by-state analysis [i] 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.

CHICAGO, IL (June 20, 2019) — An exceptional panel of retirement association leaders will inspire and engage attendees at a unique event for women working with retirement plans.

In addition to an innovative agenda with content built by women advisors and third-party administrators (TPAs) for women, history will be made as women leaders across the five American Retirement Association (ARA) organizations will gather on one stage at the upcoming Women in Retirement Conference (WiRC). This exclusive American Retirement Association Women in Leadership Roundtable includes:

ARLINGTON, VA (May 21, 2019) — Marcy Supovitz, former president of the American Retirement Association, and founding President of the National Association of Plan Advisors, has been named to the ERISA Advisory Council.


Arlington, VA – The National Association of Plan Advisors has opened its search for the nation’s top defined contribution wholesalers, who work in support of the nation’s leading retirement plan advisors.

Arlington, VA – The National Association of Plan Advisors officially welcomed Jania Stout as its 2019-2020 President at the opening session of the 2019 NAPA 401(k) Summit.

Stout is Practice Leader and co-founder (in 2014) of Fiduciary Plan Advisors at Hightower, in Owings Mills, MD. Previously she founded the Fiduciary Consulting Group at PSA, growing the practice from $300 million to nearly $3 billion from 2009 to 2014. She began her career at ADP’s Retirement Solutions Division, and has also served as a senior account executive at Fidelity Investments.


PenChecks Trust Company of America (PenChecks Trust) and the American Society of Pension Professionals & Actuaries (ASPPA) are pleased to announce the opening of applications for the QKA Scholarship Program for ASPPA’s Qualified 401(k) Administrator (QKA) credential program.