Retirement Resources – Retirement Plan Information and Resources

US Department of Labor (DOL) http://www.dol.gov/ − The purpose of the US DOL is to promote, develop, and boost the welfare of wage earners, job seekers, and retirees of the United States. More specifically the DOL improves working conditions, advances opportunities for profitable employment, and assure work-related benefits and rights, including retirement benefits.

Internal Revenue Service (IRS) http://www.irs.gov/ − The IRS is a bureau of the Department of the Treasury and one of the world’s most efficient tax administrators. Their mission is to provide America’s taxpayers top quality service by helping them understand and meet their tax responsibilities and enforce the law with integrity and fairness to all. Also, the IRS helps publish guidance on tax information for the retirement plans community.

Pension Benefit Guarantee Corporation (PBGC) http://www.pbgc.gov/ − The PBGC protects the retirement incomes of more than 44 million American workers in more than 27,500 private-sector defined benefit pension plans. A defined benefit plan provides a specified monthly benefit at retirement, often based on a combination of salary and years of service.

Social Security Administration (SSA) http://www.ssa.gov/ − The SSA administers the social welfare system within the US, and provides retirement benefits to retired workers and their dependents, survivors of deceased workers, as well as disabled workers and their dependents.

American Society of Pension Professionals & Actuaries (ASPPA) http://www.asppa.org/ − The ASPPA is the premier national organization for career retirement plan professionals. The purpose of ASPPA is to educate retirement plan and benefits professionals and to preserve and enhance the private pension system.

National Institute of Pension Administrators (NIPA) http://www.nipa.org/ − The National Institute of Pension Administrators (NIPA) is a national association representing the retirement and employee benefit plan administration profession. NIPA’s goal is to improve the quality and efficiency of plan administration.

BenefitsLink http://benefitslink.com/ − BenefitsLink’s purpose is to support the people who administer, give compliance advice about, design, make policy for, or otherwise are concerned with, employee benefit plans in the United States sponsored by either private or governmental employers. Their goal is to help you, the employee benefits professional, do your job.