ARLINGTON, VA – The American Retirement Association is coordinating a march on Capitol Hill in support of the nation’s private retirement system, in conjunction with the 2015 ASPPA Annual Conference.
The bi-annual “Rally for Retirement” was created to provide an opportunity for ASPPA members to interact with and brief top congressional leaders about the importance and future of the nation’s workplace retirement plans. ASPPA, a member association of the American Retirement Association, has nearly 10,000 members nationwide and includes individuals engaged in the provision of services relating to plan administration, compliance, plan design and actuarial consulting, as well as those providing legal, recordkeeping and vendor services/products to support the traditional retirement services community. Approximately 1,500 ASPPA members are expected at this year’s conference.
"The nation’s employment-based retirement system has provided an essential element of retirement income security for millions of Americans,” noted Brian Graff, CEO of the American Retirement Association. “American workers with access to a workplace retirement plan are 15 times more likely to have saved for retirement. As we head into an election year, it’s more important than ever that the nation’s lawmakers appreciate the perspective and experience of ASPPA’s membership, many of which are business owners and leaders in communities across America.”
About American Retirement Association:
The American Retirement Association, based in the Washington, D.C. area, is a non-profit professional organization established to educate all types of retirement plan professionals, and to preserve and enhance the employer-based retirement plan system as part of the development of a cohesive and coherent national retirement income policy. The American Retirement Association is comprised of four 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), and the National Tax-deferred Savings Association (NTSA).
ASPPA, and its three sister organizations — ACOPA, NTSA and NAPA — comprise the American Retirement Association, the premier organization for more than 20,000 retirement plan professionals nationwide. Based in the Washington, D.C. area, ASPPA is a non-profit professional organization established to educate all types of retirement plan professionals, and to preserve and enhance the employer-based retirement plan system as part of the development of a cohesive and coherent national retirement income policy.