The American Retirement Association has a long and storied reputation that dates back to its founding in 1966 as the American Society of Pension Actuaries. Today its 25,700+ members and five premier retirement industry associations include every type of pension professional – from business owners, actuaries, consultants and administrators, to insurance professionals, financial advisors, accountants, attorneys and human resource managers. While American Retirement Association members come from all corners of the country, representing every part of the industry, they are all united by their belief in and commitment to the private pension system.
What is the American Retirement Association?
Based in the Washington, D.C. area, the American Retirement Association is a non-profit professional organization with two major goals: to educate all retirement plan and benefits professionals, and to create a framework of policy that gives every working American the ability to have a comfortable retirement.
The American Retirement Association is comprised of five premier retirement industry associations; the American Society of Pension Professionals & Actuaries (ASPPA), the ASPPA College of Pension Actuaries (ACOPA), the National Association of Plan Advisors (NAPA), the National Tax-deferred Savings Association (NTSA), and the Plan Sponsor Council of America (PSCA).
Working for America’s Retirement
The American Retirement Association offers its 25,700+ members extensive educational opportunities, paired with a strong advocacy operation that puts us at the center of any legislative debate or policy discussion. Our educational opportunities through the Retirement Plan Academy include robust credentialing, certificate and continuing education programs, along with the best lineup of conferences and networking opportunities in the industry.
While the American Retirement Association began in 1966 as an actuarial organization, we have evolved along with America’s retirement system. Today we represent every type of pension professional — from business owners, actuaries, consultants and administrators, to insurance professionals, financial advisors, accountants, attorneys and human resource managers. While the members of the American Retirement Association come from all corners of the country, representing every part of the industry, they are all united by their belief in, and commitment to, the private pension system.