Join Us at the 2023 ASPPA Spring National Conference!
The 2023 ASPPA Spring National, May 17-18, is two half days of an interactive virtual experience, offering opportunities for attendees to make connections that will fuel you and your team well after the event.
ASPPA Spring National features a wealth of timely, useful content, delivered by industry experts, and lots of great chances to network with colleagues; all of which we’ll deliver to you online. Here’s what to expect:
- presentations that cover the hottest topics in the industry
- event staples including Washington Update, Ask the Experts and Ethics
- watch the virtual sessions live or on-demand at a time most convenient for your schedule
- Withdrawals for certain emergency expenses.
- Withdrawals from emergency accounts linked to individual account plans.
- Qualified birth or adoption distribution repayment.
- Employee self-certification of hardship withdrawals.
- Withdrawals by individuals in the case of domestic abuse.
- Penalty exception on early distributions for individuals with terminal illness.
- Use of retirement funds in connection with qualified federally declared disasters.
- Identify newly allowable distribution circumstances and relief enacted by the SECURE 2.0 Act.
- Understand how to properly administer the distributions.
- Identify common mistakes in distribution processing to prevent errors.
- Explain the timeline of the restatement process for all pre-approved plan documents
- Understand the SECURE Act amendment deadline and how it applies to all plan documents
- Understand how certain plans can be established after the initial plan year has already ended
- Explain how a 401(k) plan can become a safe harbor 401(k) plan retroactively
- Explain what plan document language is required to terminate a plan in the SECURE 2.0 environment
- Understand the current catchup rules for 401(k), 403(b), and SIMPLE plans and the effects of the SECURE 2.0 changes on them
- Explain what we know regarding the treatment of match and nonelective as Roth
- Understand why additional guidance and technical corrections are needed for these SECURE 2.0 items prior to 2024
- Technical details on the updates
- ‘Real Life’ examples/case studies
- Best practices for avoiding common mistakes
- Explain how SECURE 1.0 rules are retroactively modified by 2.0
- Explain how SECURE 2.0 changes LTPT rules prospectively
- Learn how service providers are dealing with gaps in the guidance such as FICA wages
- Explore alternative plan designs
- Key questions to ask concerning protected benefits, employee coverage and timing for document amendments
- Identifying operational corrections
- Utilizing a decision tree beginning with the type of purchase: Stock versus Asset
Lyndsey Barnett , Attorney, Bricker Graydon LLP
Moderator: Rob Kaplan, QPA, QKA, Member, Cozen O'Connor
- Understand the missing participant issue.
- Identify guidance and best practices to help prevent missing participants.
- Identify guidance and best practices to help find participants when they go missing.
- Understand the changes to the mandatory distribution limit from the SECURE 2.0 Act.
- Understand the changes the relating to use of forfeitures in qualified retirement plans and the deadline for use of forfeitures.
- Identify current and potential clients that will benefit from these new provisions.
- Use these provisions as a part of their sales pitch.
- Teach your clients how to relay these additional benefits to their employees.
One of the provisions in the SECURE 2.0 Act addresses automatic portability services. Pete Welsh of Millennium Trust Company explains how auto portability works and some things to consider if you are thinking about adopting it as an add-on feature to an auto rollover solution.
Pete Welsh, Managing Director, Retirement Services Sales, Millennium Trust Company, LLC
Sponsored by Millennium Trust Company, LLC
Robert Kaplan, QPA, QKA, Member, Cozen O'Connor
- Understand the basics of employers related through Common Control or Affiliated Service Groups.
- Find out how SECURE 2.0 has affected the ownership attribution rules.
- Recognize the impact of the nondiscrimination testing, 415 limits, top-heavy testing and other compliance rules on the retirement plans maintained by related employers.
- Identify what plans are required to implement automatic enrollment and when.
- Discuss how to implement automatic enrollment with their clients.
- Understand what notices are required to be given and when to give them.
Attendees will become aware of the recent changes to the Form 5500 for the 2023 plan year, including:
- the new reporting option for certain groups of DC plans.
- the improved reporting updates by PEPs and other MEPs.
- the new participant counting methodology for determining type of filer.
- the new administrative expense types.
- the new compliance questions added.
- Determine the time-frame over which a death benefit distribution must be fully paid.
- Ascertain whether the beneficiary is an “eligible designated beneficiary” or even a “designated beneficiary”.
- Understand how to calculate the remaining life expectancy to determine the RMD each year depending upon the relationship of the beneficiary to the deceased participant.
David Kupstas, MSPA, Chief Actuary, Actuarial Consulting Group, Inc.
David Schultz, J.D., APM, Product Manager/Attorney, FIS Wealth & Retirement
Jennifer Swets, QPA, QKA®, ERPA, Partner, DWC – The 401(k) Experts
Moderator: Robert Richter, J.D., LL.M., Retirement Education Counsel, American Retirement Association
*Current ASPPA and ASEA members qualify for this discounted event ticket price.
- Latest information on Washington and SECURE 2.0
- Network and connect through our event platform via Zoom
- Engage with nationally known speakers
- Get answers to your most pressing questions through Ask the Experts
- Live and on-demand viewing available
Need CE credits? We’ve Got You Covered!
For each session you attend, a CE verification code will be provided at the end of each session. Click here to submit your CE verification code so you can receive CE credit. For faster processing, please have your ASPPA attendee ID handy from your login email. If not available, you can enter your email address.
The 2023 ASPPA Spring National is designed to offer up to 11 hours of ASPPA CE credit, including 1 hour of Ethics CE credit. Additional credits can be earned by viewing recordings and completing a quiz related to program content. Recordings will be available 2-3 weeks after the live conference concludes.
Enrolled Agents (JBEA)
Up to three hours of Core, eight hours of Non-Core, and one hour of Ethics credit will be available for live sessions. Formal credit is available for viewing live sessions only. Additional Non-Core credits may be earned by watching recorded sessions.
ASPPA is not an approved provider through NASBA for online education. No CPE credit will be available.
Enrolled Retirement Plan Agents (ERPA Credit)
Attendees can earn up to 10 ERPA CE credits, including 1 hour of ERPA Ethics CE. Additional credits can be earned by viewing recordings and completing a quiz related to program content. Recordings will be available 2-3 weeks after the live conference concludes.
ASPPA cannot accommodate third-party CE requests for this virtual event.
Yes, the sessions will be recorded. All registrants will have access to the recordings after the virtual live event has concluded. You’ll also have access to the session handouts. Your conference registration includes free access to all available recordings.
Whether you enjoy following Twitter, Facebook or LinkedIn, the ASPPA Spring National website provides a list of all the social and mobile options available. From photo sharing to suggested hashtags, there are plenty of opportunities for you to connect and engage during the conference — when you and how you wish.