Upcoming Webcasts

On-Demand Webcasts

Virtual Conference

Education is one of ASPPA’s most important components, and webcasts are a way we provide continuing education to our members and to the industry as a whole. If you're not able to watch the live show, register for the recorded version and still get your continuing education credit!

Please visit Webcast Package Pricing for information on package pricing for webcast viewing. 

Please Note: Members of the media must register as such by contacting Nevin E. Adams at nadams@usaretirement.org, or by calling 703-516-9300, ex. 114. 

Upcoming Webcasts

Half-priced 50-minute webcast!

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

2:00 - 2:50 p.m. ET

Speaker: S. Derrin Watson, of the Law Offices of S. Derrin Watson

Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria have exacted a terrible toll. The cost for victims is enormous, affecting employers and participants alike. Congress has just passed a law providing important retirement plan opportunities for those affected by the hurricanes. This is in addition to relief and extensions announced by the IRS, DOL, and PBGC. The webcast examines both the available relief and the inexplicably stubborn deadlines that remain unchanged.


Thursday, October 19, 2017

2:00 - 3:00 p.m. ET

Speakers: Alisa Wolking, Director of Political Affairs; and Andrew Remo, Director of Legislative Affairs; American Retirement Association

Washington is laser-focused on tax reform, and legislators are considering proposals that could undermine vital retirement plan incentives as they look to make tax reform “revenue neutral.” Join us for this informative webcast to learn how the current proposals could threaten retirement savings incentives and learn what to expect and prepare for the ASPPA Annual March on Capitol Hill.

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

2:00 - 3:40 p.m. ET

Speaker: Richard S. Phillips, AIF, ERPA, CPC, QPA, QKA, President and CEO, ERISA Consultants, Inc.

Multiple DC plans, combined with a cash balance plan, can provide greater flexibility to achieve the plan sponsor’s objectives. However, the interplay amongst coverage testing, non-discrimination testing, and top-heavy status lead to a quagmire of regulations. In this webcast we will explore in-depth this interplay and associated risk to establish a plan design and testing roadmap that ensures passage. Supplemental material includes a plan design and testing roadmap, and real-world case studies.

Half-priced 50-minute webcast!

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

2:00 - 2:50 p.m. ET

Speaker: Robert M. Kaplan, CFP, CPC, QPA, APA, Director of Technical Education, American Retirement Association

Your clients are hearing from advisers and service providers the advantages of having after-tax and Roth provisions in their plans. But as with all plan design provisions, the devil is in the details. This interactive, 50-minute, fast-paced session will highlight the “whys and why nots” of Roth deferrals, Roth conversions, and the often overlooked after-tax contributions. You will take away both discussion points for clients and their participants when it comes to adding or maintaining these plan features.

Thursday, November 9, 2017

2:00 - 3:40 p.m. ET

Speaker: Kristina G. Kananen, QPA, QKA, DC Customer Support, DATAIR Employee Benefit Systems, Inc.

Distributions made to participants and beneficiaries are often fraught with anxiety on the part of the recipients and stress on the part of the administrator processing the distribution. The administrator’s stress does not end when the check has been written and delivered, as there is still the IRS to satisfy. Ensuring withheld taxes are deposited by the liability date, accumulating the required data for the Form 1099-R, preparing it, mailing it to the recipient, and submitting it to the IRS by the due dates, still need to be done. Filing Form 945 to properly report federal tax liability and amounts withheld rounds out the distribution process.

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

2:00 - 3:40 p.m. ET

Speaker: Lauren R. Okum, ASA, EA, MAAA, MSPA, Owner and Actuary, Premier Actuarial Solutions

Companies sponsor defined benefit plans for different reasons. While the law and regulations are the same for large plans and small plans, the focus is usually very different. This webcast will detail many of the differences to assist an actuary or other DB practitioner transitioning from the large-plan market to the small-plan market.

Thursday, December 14, 2017

2:00 - 3:40 p.m. ET

Speaker: Mary Ann Rocco, EA, MSPA, Owner and Third-Party Consulting Actuary, Mary Ann Rocco

This webcast will unravel the mystery of calculating RMDs for defined benefit plans, including cash balance plans. The elimination of the ‘DC Account Balance Method” for defined benefit plans in 2006 created some confusion in the small plan actuarial community that seems to linger to this day. We will address the most important issues by going through specific and detailed calculations, using real-life situations, while addressing the black and white with the gray.