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NIPA and Wolters Kluwer Law & Business Present Webcast: Qualified Plans in a Challenging Economy

(RIVERWOODS, ILL., June 8, 2009) – The National Institute of Pension Administrators (NIPA) and Wolters Kluwer Law & Business have joined forces to present a 100-minute webcast entitled Qualified Plans in a Challenging Economy on Wednesday, June 24, 2009 at noon Eastern, 11 a.m Central, 9 a.m. Pacific. NIPA is a national association representing the retirement and employee benefit plan administration profession. Wolters Kluwer Law & Business is a leading provider of research products and software solutions in key specialty areas for legal and business professionals. Its major product lines include CCH, TAG and Aspen Publishers.

During the webcast, Wolters Kluwer Law & Business Qualified Pension Administrator (QPA) Stephen Canter will explore how third-party administrators (TPAs) and business owners can strategically handle issues with qualified retirement plans and better manage their plan needs in a tough economic climate and an ever-changing industry. Professionals will gain knowledge on various topics that continue to confront plan sponsors, TPAs and consultants due to the economic downturn. This timely webcast will address relevant issues, including:

  • Stopping Safe Harbor Contributions;
  • Cutting Back on the Company Match;
  • Plan Loan Issues;
  • Hardship Withdrawals;
  • Required Minimum Distribution Waivers;
  • Full and Partial Plan Terminations Due to Lay-offs; and much more.

CE Credit

Participants are eligible to receive two CE credits upon completion of the webcast. CE credits are also available to additional registrants from the same organization. With each full webcast, each additional participant from the same company may register for the webcast for only $50 and receive CE credit. Additional webcast participants must sign-up under the full registrant using the online registration form.

Pricing and Registration

The Qualified Plans in a Challenging Economy webcast is $175 for NIPA members and Wolters Kluwer Law & Business subscribers and $275 for non-members. To register online, click here or visit

About the Presenter

Stephen Canter, QPA has been in the retirement plan industry for nearly 14 years. He worked as a consultant and third-party administrator for 12 years before joining TAGdata and Wolters Kluwer Law & Business. As a consultant, Canter’s primary focus has been in the defined contribution field, with an emphasis on testing, consulting and ESOPs.

Canter currently serves as an Editor for Wolters Kluwer Law & Business, working both with TAG customers answering questions and lending his expertise in the editorial field and product development area.

Canter has a degree in Mathematics Education from North Carolina State University. He earned the QPA designation from the American Society of Pension Professionals and Actuaries (ASPPA). Canter has given presentations on ESOPs to various ASPPA groups, and spoke at the ASPPA 2005 Annual Conference. He has also established and conducted various workshops for plan sponsors, HR personnel, administrators and CEOs. Canter has been serving on the ASPPA’s Education and Examination Committee since 2002.

About NIPA

The National Institute of Pension Administrators (NIPA) is a national association representing the retirement and employee benefit plan administration profession. NIPA provides the practical tools and knowledge pension administrators need to efficiently and effectively perform their day-to-day jobs. With NIPA, professionals can stay up-to-date on the latest industry trends, foster new business relationships at NIPA’s various educational and networking events and work toward acquiring the industry’s prestigious designations as an Accredited Pension Administrator (APA) or Accredited Pension Representative (APR). NIPA’s close-knit membership of more than 1,000 serves as the industry’s ideal community to help those who serve as pension and benefit plan administrators take their careers to the next level.

About Wolters Kluwer Law & Business

Wolters Kluwer Law & Business is a leading provider of research products and software solutions in key specialty areas for legal and business professionals, as well as casebooks and study aids for law students. Its major product lines include Aspen Publishers, CCH, Kluwer Law International and Loislaw. Its markets include law firms, law schools, corporate counsel and professionals requiring legal and compliance information. Wolters Kluwer Law & Business, a unit of Wolters Kluwer, is based in New York City and Riverwoods, Ill.

Wolters Kluwer is a leading global information services and publishing company. The company provides products and services for professionals in the health, tax, accounting, corporate, financial services, legal, and regulatory sectors. Wolters Kluwer had 2008 annual revenues of €3.4 billion, employs approximately 20,000 people worldwide, and maintains operations in over 35 countries across Europe, North America, Asia Pacific, and Latin America. Wolters Kluwer is headquartered in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Its shares are quoted on Euronext Amsterdam (WKL) and are included in the AEX and Euronext 100 indices. Visit for information about our market positions, customers, brands, and organization.

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