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PSCA's 71st Annual National Conference Scheduled for May 1-2


CHICAGO, IL, January 16, 2018 -- Each year, plan sponsors gather to replenish and refresh their DC plans with advice from industry experts and peers on issues, trends, and solutions regarding 401k and 403b plans, non-qualified deferred compensation, and Health Savings Account plans. PSCA's 71st Annual National Conference will be held May 1-2 in Scottsdale, AZ.

"Our annual conference acts as a sanctuary for plan sponsors to come together and share ideas and advice and network with experts, which allows them to offer the best plan options available for their participants," said PSCA board chairman Ken Raskin. "With major tax reform recently passed, this year's conference will address the new environment and potential changes that may impact plan sponsors."

Groom Law Group will provide their annual Washington Update to address upcoming regulatory and legislative topics of importance to plan sponsors. Other featured conference sessions include:

General Sessions

  • Is There Really a Retirement Crisis in America?
  • The New Fiduciary Rule -- Compliance and Best Practices for Plan Sponsors
  • How to Design the Best Retirement Plan Using Behavioral Science
  • Washington Update by Groom Law Group
  • ERISA Attorney Panel

Breakout Session Topics

  • DOL-EBSA investigator shares how to survive an audit.
  • DC In-Plan Retirement Income Solutions - Are We There Yet?
  • Behavioral Finance
  • Managed Accounts
  • Withdrawal Payout Strategies
  • Non-qualified Deferred Compensation
  • The Future of Retirement Advice
  • The latest Society of Actuaries research.
  • ROI of Financial Wellness Programs
  • Plan Audits
  • 403b MEPs

For a full list of breakout workshops, view the agenda at https://www.psca.org/71st-annual-national-conference-agenda.

In addition to the breakout sessions, there will be plan sponsor only roundtables and three concurrent HSA sessions for plan sponsors seeking a deep dive into what many believe to be an important retirement benefit.

PSCA will announce winners of its annual Lifetime Achievement Award and Signature Awards on the evening on April 30 at a welcome reception. The Signature Awards are designed to recognize outstanding plan communication and investment education efforts among both plan sponsors and plan providers. The competition has twelve categories, including two new categories covering HSA communications and best practices for allocating money. The entry cost is $150 for a member company and $250 for a non-member company. PSCA is accepting nominations now through February 9, 2018. See PSCA's website for more information.

Information on registration is available on PSCA's website. A discounted early registration rate of $550 for members and $750 for non-members is available to plan sponsors who register by March 2.

About the Plan Sponsor Council of America

The Plan Sponsor Council of America (PSCA) is a diverse, collaborative community of employee benefit plan sponsors, working together on behalf of millions of employees to solve real problems, create positive change, and expand on the success of America's voluntary, employer-sponsored retirement system. With members representing employers of all sizes, PSCA offers a forum for comprehensive dialogue. By sharing our collective knowledge and experience as plan sponsors, PSCA also serves as a resource to policymakers, the media, and other stakeholders as part of its commitment to improving retirement security for millions of Americans. For more information, visit www.psca.org.


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