By: Kimberly Martin, APA, CPC, QPA, Education Director, NIPA
As retirement plan professionals in a
constantly changing business, we’re often challenged with staying ahead of the
curve. The rules governing retirement
plans are extensive and complex – and difficult to stay on top of on a daily
basis. I confess. At times I have several unopened newsletters
waiting in my inbox. More often than I
care to admit I glance through periodicals, then set them aside to read more
thoroughly “later.” Sometimes its days (OK, weeks) before I actually read
important IRS guidance. And yet, keeping
up with these rules and understanding their practical application is essential
to meeting the demands of our daily jobs.
NIPA has the perfect solution to this
struggle to stay ahead of the curve: the 2014
NIPA Annual Forum & Expo (2014NAFE), a premier event designed exclusively for
retirement plan professionals.
2014NAFE provides the most up-to-date
information on all aspects of the retirement plan industry, including
day-to-day tasks, impacts of recent or forthcoming legislation, industry trends
and practical tools that will help you discover innovative solutions to enhance
the services you provide to your clients.
Taking place April
27-30 in Las Vegas, this cost-effective solution will provide you with the expertise you need to succeed while
earning up to 22 NIPA and 22 ERPA CPE credits – that’s nearly a year’s worth of
ERPA continuing professional education credits in just four days.
knowledge and enhance your abilities by attending relevant
educational sessions focused on the most pressing issues you face each day –
from participant notices, administrative errors, PPA restatements, and
distributions and loans to ethical choices, 3(16) fiduciary duties, mergers and
acquisitions, DOL audits, and how to set yourself apart. Advanced roundtable discussions provide an
open forum to network, exchange ideas and learn from an exclusive group of
peers who have successfully faced the plan administration challenges you’re
facing now. And to make sure you
don’t miss any of these sessions, following the conference you will receive a link
to the audio recordings and PowerPoint presentations from each of the 37 educational
Check out the conference’s
robust schedule and lineup of leading industry expert speakers at www.nipa.org/nafe.
If you are unable
to make it to Vegas this
year or need to save on travel and hotel costs, NIPA has the solution for that
as well! NIPA is proud to bring back
the virtual component to the 2014NAFE. Attendees of the 2014NAFE Virtual Conference will be able to join
13 of the presentations and ask the speakers questions during the live sessions. The virtual conference is a cost-effective
way for everyone to benefit from these comprehensive educational sessions
regardless of their location, and participants can earn up to 19 ERPA CPE
credits and 19 NIPA CPE credits
– nearly a year’s worth of ERPA CPE in just 3 days! In addition to being able to attend
the sessions live, participants will be able to access recordings of the
Register for the 2014NAFE by March 21st
to receive your $100 cost savings. You
are also eligible for a significant 50% registration discount if you are new
APA or APR. In addition, group rates
apply to both the in-person and virtual conference, allowing more of your staff
to attend this premier event at a great value.
Visit www.nipa.org/?page=NAFERegistration to learn about more about
these and other discounts available to you!
Get up to speed with the latest rules, trends
and solutions. Attend the 2014NAFE and stay
ahead of the curve.
I hope to see you in Las