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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.

What does NIPA do?

It designs, implements and administers programs for the benefit of its members, the industry and the general public to:

  • Increase the general level of knowledge about retirement and other employee benefit plans and their administration
  • Achieve greater professionalism in the industry
  • Enhance the general well-being and mutual interests of its members
  • Administer the Accredited Pension Administrator (APA) and Accredited Pension Representative (APR) professional designation programs
  • Assist in forming APA/APR study groups with other pension professionals in your area
  • Assist in forming chapters for local educational, problem-solving and networking opportunities

How are the goals and objectives achieved?

National conferences, regional seminars and workshops are held to provide educational opportunities.

  • A bi-monthly e-newsletter, News from, disseminates technical information and keeps members advised on new laws, regulations and other pertinent matters impacting our industry
  • News releases and feature articles are prepared for public press and trade publications
  • Sound and progressive policies, established by the board of directors, assure a dynamic organization that meets members’ needs and fulfills professional and educational goals
  • NIPA is committed to advancing the business of pension administration by providing a variety of industry-specific programs and events for TPA firms and their employees.
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