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The spring issue of Plan Consultant is now online!

The latest digital edition of the ASPPA members-only magazine has gone live for you!

More and more independent APTs are joining collaborative groups to pool their resources and expertise. In the cover story of our digital-only spring issue, editor John Iekel addresses the question: what’s driving this trend? And in the issue’s two feature articles, Dick Billings offers some best practices for buyouts, and Megan Crawford and Emily Minnich recap January’s Women in Retirement Conference (WiRC).

The spring issue is the first of the magazine’s back-to-back digital releases. It will not be printed or mailed, nor will the summer issue. (The fall issue will appear in both print and digital format.) This intermittent publishing strategy is increasingly common in the magazine industry, as it cuts significant annual printing and distribution costs in half. mail. Adding to the difficulty today: the worst inflation in 40 years and unprecedented supply chain issues that are disrupting the market for magazine-grade paper.

The issue also features insights from these industry thought leaders:

  • President ASPPA 2022 Natalie Wyatt on how ASPPA is taking action after the pandemic
  • John Markley, Therese Conti and Shannon Edwards on what we learned from the SECURE Act’s late passage provision
  • Four ideas for solving the retirement income dilemma Mark Shemtob
  • Warnings regarding the administration of SDBAs from Shannon Edwards
  • David J. Kupstas on the choice between BOY or EOY DB valuation
  • Therese Conti and Jason Brown on contributions after tax
  • Michelle G. Murphy on back office outsourcing
  • Alden J. Bianchi on the pension committee’s view of the new DOL ESG rule
  • The Top 10 TPA Marketing Trends of Today Rebecca Hourihan
  • A Profile of the ARA’s New ASPPA Introduction to Pension Plans (IRP) Certificate Ashley Meredith
  • Advice on combating cyber fraud Tom Schrandt

Also find the comments of our regular columnists Brian Graf and ARA Government Affairs Officer Will Hansen.

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