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What is NIPA?

The National Institute of Pension Administrators (NIPA) is a national association representing the retirement and employee benefit plan administration profession. It was founded with the idea of bringing together professional benefit administrators and other interested parties to encourage greater dialogue, cooperation and educational opportunities. NIPA’s goal is to improve the quality and efficiency of plan administration.

 

From its beginning in 1983, the founding concepts and specific purpose of NIPA is to educate and train plan administrators. NIPA started as an outgrowth of an eight person work study group. It is now a 1000-member national organization. NIPA's educational forums include courses, workshops and seminars focusing on the various aspects of plan administration. 

 

NIPA has come a long way in a short time. The growth of the organization is a direct result of the proliferation of increasingly complex statutory mandates and the need to develop and maintain high professional standards in employee benefit plan consulting and administration services. To reach its goals, NIPA offers its members a variety of educational pursuits and programs as outlined on this website.

We invite and encourage your participation - join NIPA today!

 

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Mission Statement 

 

To create opportunities and experiences that significantly grow member companies, and, in turn, the retirement plan industry.

 

Vision Statement


NIPA serves TPA business owners by creating environments with world-class education, best-practices exchanges, and deep peer-to-peer relationships. As a result, our members’ revenue grows dramatically, processes are streamlined, productivity increases and life-long relationships are developed.

 

NIPA Code of Ethics

 

Click here to view the National Institute of Pension Administrator's code of ethics.


I am a TPA

At NIPA, the focus is on ideas and practices proven to grow TPA businesses. NIPA members are owners and staff who are interested in bettering themselves and their organizations. NIPA strives to provide TPA business owners with tools, tips, techniques, experiences and approaches to increase revenue growth and professionalism. 

 

NIPA is Your Voice

In the retirement industry, every segment has a voice. Whether it is the financial advisor, the recordkeeper, the participant or even the lawmaker, they have a voice. For a very long time, the voice that has been the “least heard” is the voice of the TPA. As THE organization exclusively representing TPA business owners and members, NIPA wants to RAISE that voice. 

 

Moving TPA Businesses Forward

NIPA provides a variety of resources for the TPA business owner and their associates. Each of these tools works to create strong bonds between TPA members that continue to grow into life-long relationships and a sounding board for your ideas and concerns: 

  • The annual Business Management Conference, constantly cited as one of the top benefits of NIPA membership and the best conference our business-owner members attend all year. The ideas shared at this annual event can provide you with significant revenue growth and efficiencies

  • The monthly newsletter, Strictly Business, focuses on you and your needs. Every issue has an idea or tip to help you improve your business

  • NIPA B2B Exchange an industry-specific, peer-to-peer exchange exclusively for Business Owners to talk through ideas and help one another

  • NIPA’s Annual Forum and Expo, open to both you and your staff, covering the latest industry topics and education

  • NIPA provides a credentialing programs available to both you and your staff, as well as educational webinars that offer CPEs. Earning an Accredited Pension Administrator (APA) or Accredited Pension Representative (APR) designation from NIPA can help take your career to the next level.

  • Significant discounts to be utilized in running your business and saving you dollars from E&O insurance to HR expertise.

  • NIPA regularly surveys members so that NIPA can 1) provide the tools and content you and your staff need and want and 2) better understand your issues so NIPA can work to resolve them with other industry partners and professionals. 

 

We invite and encourage your participation - join NIPA today!


 

I am a TPA Partner

At NIPA, the focus is on ideas and practices proven to grow TPA businesses. NIPA members are owners and staff who are interested in bettering themselves and their organizations. NIPA strives to provide the TPA business owner with tools, tips, techniques, experiences and approaches to increase revenue growth and professionalism. What does that have to do with you? NIPA believes that plan sponsors are better served by using the expertise of a TPA and their partners. As a national provider of retirement plans and services, NIPA knows how critical it is to reach the right audience; how important differentiating yourself to those who will have a voice in provider selection can be; and how valuable having a local presence to work with plan sponsors, retirement advisors and participants can be in maximizing profitability of those plans. 

 

NIPA can offer you two unique ways to target professional retirement plan TPAs with your messaging: 

 

  • NIPA offers membership to industry providers so you can actively benefit from, and participate in, NIPA conferences, webinars and newsletters. Showcasing your expertise or capabilities by writing articles, facilitating webinars and offering white papers let's NIPA members know that you want to work with them and are willing to help them succeed.
  • NIPA offers several ways for your organization to sponsor content and conferences that identify you as important partners who appreciate NIPA and its members. NIPA knows other associations also have conferences throughout the year and it is important for you to spend your resources and marketing budget responsibly. NIPA can be your most cost-effective choice. Why?
    • Because focusing your TPA messaging at an organization exclusively comprised of retirement TPA professionals is efficient
    • Because NIPA sponsorships, speaking opportunities and distribution of your materials and messages are reasonably prices
    • And because NIPA members appreciate providers who offer them real value and support NIPA

NIPA is Listening

As THE organization exclusively representing TPA business owners and members, you can target professional retirement TPAs collectively through NIPA content as well as individually at NIPA conferences. Our NIPA provider-members tell us that being able to arrange conversations with TPAs at our conferences and getting to network one-on-one are their best opportunities to tell their story. Look at just some of the ways NIPA can help you communicate with our TPA business owners and their associates:

  • NIPA hosts an annual Business Management Conference that many NIPA Business Owner Members cite as one of the top benefits of NIPA membership and the best conference they attend all year. Sponsoring and attending the BMC provides the opportunity to connect with the TPAs you want to work with.
  • NIPA’s monthly newsletter, Strictly Business, focuses on TPA business owners and their needs. Providing content for Strictly Business sets you apart as a provider who wants to work with NIPA TPAs. 
  •  NIPA’s Annual Forum and Expo is open to all NIPA members, including provider members, and provides opportunities for sponsorships, presentations and networking. 

We invite and encourage your participation - join NIPA today!

 

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