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ARILINGTON, VA – Today, the National Association of Plan Advisors (NAPA) is pleased to announce its 2017 list of Top Women Advisors.

The NAPA Top Women Advisors list was created in 2015 to acknowledge the contributions of a growing number of women who are making significant contributions to the retirement industry, as well as bringing excellence to the profession.

ARLINGTON, VA — The National Association of Plan Advisors has published its first-ever list of top defined contribution (DC) Advisor Firms.

The NAPA Top DC Advisor Firms is a compilation of leading individual advisor firms, or teams, ranked by DC assets under advisement.

ARLINGTON, VA – The National Association of Plan Advisors (NAPA) is pleased to announce its list of 100 Top Defined Contribution (DC) Wholesalers, as selected by the nation’s leading retirement plan advisors.

This year’s list drew an overwhelming response – nearly a third more than the previous year’s record response.  Finalists for this recognition were selected based on votes cast by several thousand advisors from a list of more than 500 wholesalers nominated by NAPA Firm Partner recordkeepers and DCIOs.


CHICAGO, IL and ARLINGTON, VA — Members of the Plan Sponsor Council of America (PSCA) voted to join the American Retirement Association (ARA), effective December 29, 2017.

ARLINGTON, VA — Tax reform proposals being hurried through Congress could have a dramatic impact on the retirement security of small businesses and millions of small business workers, according to an analysis by the American Retirement Association.

ARLINGTON, VA – In light of recent press reports in the Wall Street Journal (“How the GOP Tax Bill Could Squeeze Your 401(k)”) and New York Times (“Republicans Consider Sharp Cut in 401(k) Contribution Limits”) regarding proposals involving tax reform and retirement savings incentives, the American Retirement Association

ARLINGTON, VA – The American Retirement Association (ARA) is pleased to announce the addition of Bob Kaplan to its Retirement Plan Academy team.

Kaplan, who was previously VP, National Training Consultant for Voya Financial, joins the American Retirement Association staff as Director of Technical Education, where he will serve as the association’s lead subject matter expert on a rapidly expanding array of educational resources for the retirement plan community.

ARLINGTON, VA – In response to the Labor Department’s request for information (RFI) on its fiduciary regulation, the American Retirement Association (ARA) has requested an extension of the applicability date – and recommended a streamlined levelized fee exemption.


ARLINGTON, VA   The ASPPA College of Pension Actuaries (ACOPA) has honored Michael B. Preston, FSPA, EA, MAAA with the 2017 Edward E. Burrows DistinguishedAchievement Award at the ACOPA Actuarial Symposium in Chicago.


ARLINGTON, VA  – The National Tax-deferred Savings Association has named Brent P. Neese as its Executive Director, effective immediately.