PSCA Members Overwhelmingly Support Combination with ARA
Members of the Plan Sponsor Council of America (PSCA) have voted to join the American Retirement Association (ARA), effective Dec. 29, 2017.
Under terms of a combination agreement
announced in November, and following the conclusion of a membership vote of both organizations, PSCA will become a division of the American Retirement Association, alongside the four other premier retirement organizations that currently comprise the American Retirement Association: the American Society of Pension Professionals & Actuaries (ASPPA), the ASPPA College of Pension Actuaries (ACOPA), the National Association of Plan Advisors (NAPA) and the National Tax-deferred Savings Association (NTSA).
For PSCA, the move represents an opportunity to offer its members access to an expanded array of resources and educational services, while at the same time amplifying the long-standing independent voice of the plan sponsor alongside a wide array of retirement plan industry professions. For the American Retirement Association, the addition of PSCA adds the important voice of plan sponsors and strengthens the organization’s ability to advocate for the private, voluntary retirement system.
“PSCA has long been a strong and effective voice on behalf of plan sponsors,” noted Brian Graff, CEO of the American Retirement Association. “With the addition of this key constituency, the American Retirement Association truly becomes the voice of the nation’s private retirement system.”