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Stay Ahead of the Curve with NIPA’s 2014NAFE A Cost-Effective Way to Educate Your Staff

Posted By Brittany Scofield, Monday, March 3, 2014

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.

The 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.

Expand your 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 sessions.

Check out the conference’s robust schedule and lineup of leading industry expert speakers at

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 sessions year-round.

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 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 Vegas!

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