Webcasts

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


Wednesday, September 19, 2018

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

Speaker: Kevin Walsh, Esq., Associate, Groom Law Group

ERISA uses a prescriptive framework to protect plan participants and beneficiaries. Not only does ERISA impose a fiduciary status on many individuals associated with plans, but it also contains broad prohibited transaction rules. This webcast will focus on those prohibited transaction rules. In addition to understanding the different situations where prohibited transactions arise, it will explore the differences between 406(a) prohibited transactions and 406(b) prohibited transactions and the different exemption strategies that are typically used. Finally, we will cover the current status of DOL’s “Best Interest Contract Exemption” and any new prohibited transaction exemption regulatory developments.


Thursday, September 27, 2018

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

Speaker: Don Harris, Sr. Vice President, Higher Education, Religious, and Charitable Markets, VALIC; and Richard Turner, Vice President and Associate General Counsel; Gayle Rollins, Assistant General Counsel; and Joe Kendy, Assistant General Counsel, AIG Group Retirement

Many plan rules apply differently, if at all, to church plans. This webcast will help you develop a deeper understanding around key questions, including: (1) who qualifies for them, (2) which rules apply, and which ones don’t, (3) are there different types of church plans, (4) what makes church 403(b) plans different, and (5) how have Congress and the courts impacted these plans recently? Our panelists will explore these questions and more.


Wednesday, October 3, 2018

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

Speaker: Ilene H. Ferenczy, Esq., CPC, APA, Managing Partner, Ferenczy Benefits Law Center LLP

3(16) administration has been around for a couple of years now and the pressure on TPAs to do this work remains. Is this just a fad, or is it here to stay? What services are people performing under this model? What are the advantages and disadvantages to a client of having 3(16) services performed? And, most importantly, what are the positive attributes and challenges faced by TPAs who do this work? Ilene Ferenczy, who focuses much of her practice on advising TPAs and other service providers to plans, will address these questions and more.


Half-priced 50 Minute Webcast

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

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

Speaker: Margaret A. Younis, ERPA, CPC, QPA, QKA, TGPC, APA, APR, Senior Consultant, Retirement Plan Design and Consulting Group, Lincoln Financial Group

The Economic Growth and Tax Relief Reconciliation Act of 2001 (EGTTRA) introduced the age 50 catch-up provision allowing participants the opportunity to supplement their retirement savings. This created more awareness of the available catch-up provisions in defined contribution plans. 403(b) and 457(b) plans have offered special catch-up provisions for many years. Employers that sponsor multiple plans have the opportunity to utilize these catch-up provisions to aid retirement readiness. Attend this webcast to learn how to make the most of the catch-up opportunities available in your plan.


Thursday, October 17, 2018

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

Speaker: Joseph J. Lazzarotti, CIPP, Attorney at Law, Jackson Lewis, PC

Employers expect stronger cybersecurity from plan service providers, they want it in writing, and the law requires it. Service providers holding large amounts of personal data face increased competition and intense scrutiny to have and prove reasonable safeguards; cybersecurity can be a competitive advantage. This webcast explores employer strategies and best practices for designing and conducting vendor cybersecurity assessments, as well as helping service providers be prepared to respond. It will also cover legal mandates for contracts with service providers concerning cybersecurity, along with employer and service provider strategies for negotiating those contracts.


Tuesday, October 30, 2018

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

Speaker: Richard A,. Hochman, Esq., APM, Director, Retirement Plan Consulting Services, Actuarial Systems Corporation

We are now in the unique position that all pre-approved plan documents DC, DB, and 403(b) are in play. Providers sponsoring 403(b) and DB plans are in the process of working with clients to amend and restate plans before their early 2020 deadlines. DC plans for the third restatement cycle have been submitted for IRS review. The DC plans have an entirely new look and feel as the rules for Prototype and Volume Submitter Plans have been updated and combined. This webcast will discuss the issues impacting the documents your clients will be using.


Half-priced 50 Minute Webcast

Thursday, November 8, 2018

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

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

This fast-paced, interactive, 50-minute session will review the latest proposals coming out of Washington that will impact retirement plans. Not only will you hear the latest from Capitol Hill, but you will also get an update on the latest guidance from the IRS and DoL. If it impacts retirement plan service providers – we will discuss it. After this webcast you will be prepared for the questions that clients, prospects, and distribution partners ask about items they have concerns about.

Wednesday, December 19, 2018

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

Speaker: Michael F. Smith, QPA, QKA, Vice President of Qualified Plan Consulting, Voya Financial

This informative webcast will cover the challenges inherent in the administration of hardship withdrawals and participant loans.  You will gain insights into ways to avoid various pitfalls that could lead to operational violations, loan defaults, etc.  We will discuss the operational correction methods under the latest EPCRS release, when violations do occur.  We will also discuss the latest changes to hardship withdrawals that will be effective in 2019.  We will touch on the temporary relaxation of hardship and loan rules for participants impacted by recent natural disasters.  Finally, we will cover the latest trends and survey results regarding plans offering loans and hardship withdrawals.
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