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Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Washington Update with Will Hansen

ABC of Western Pennsylvania would like to invite you to join us and Speaker Will Hansen for an informative and interactive presentation that will provide attendees with an up-to-the-minute Washington update including the latest on the Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement Act of 2019 (SECURE) and Retirement Security and Savings Act of 2019 Act (RESA). 

  • With an expected revenue impact of $16 billion, industry experts agree that this bipartisan legislation represents the most significant potential changes to the U.S. retirement system in more than a decade.
  • The SECURE Act is a bipartisan bill intended to make private retirement plans easier and more affordable to operate and administer.
  • The RESA Act is a reintroduction of the Cardin-Portman Act and is intended to make retirement savings more accessible for small employers through the availability of multiple employer plans, tax credits and increased focus on automatic enrollment features. 
  • These bills are receiving significant media attention and play prominently in discussions with retirement clients even before the legislation is finalized.


Sponsored by Buck Global, LLC.  

  • Meeting Fees: ASPPA/NAPA/NTSA MEMBERS: $20 NON-MEMBERS: $30 
  • Location: Buck Conference Center 11 Stanwix St, 1st Fl Pittsburgh, PA 15222 Parking is available at the building
  • Registration: 10:45 a.m 
  • Program Date/Time: Wednesday, September 25, 2019 11:30 am - 1:30 pm Lunch will be served  
  • Program Contact: Cynthia.Hall@buck.com
  • Continuing Education: Two (2) ASPPA and ERPA and JBEA Non -Core continuing education credits available for this event. This program is also approved for 1 hour of PA CLE 
  • RSVP by: September, 18, 2019 
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Speaker; Will Hansen, Chief of Government Affairs for The American Retirement Assoc.

Will oversees all advocacy activities at the federal, state, and local levels on behalf of the five trade organizations within ARA.  

He is an attorney with an LLM in Employee Benefits from The John Marshall Law School, joined ARA from The ERISA Industry Committee (ERIC), where he was the Senior Vice President of Retirement and Compensation Policy. Will joined ERIC from the Holland America Group where he served as Senior Manager of Global Employee Benefits overseeing employee benefit programs for five cruise brands under the Carnival Corporate umbrella. 

He previously served as the Executive Director of the United States Congress Joint Economic Committee, as well as Legislative Counsel for Senator Robert Casey, Jr. (D-PA), advising the Senator on tax, pension, budget, and social security issues, and as Legislative Director for Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI).  

Will also has experience as an employee benefits attorney with McDermott Will & Emery LLP, where he focused on qualified and non-qualified retirement plans.


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Past Events

  • May 22, 2019 - Form 5500 Updates/An Update on What's Happening in Retirement 




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About the ASPPA Benefits Council (ABC) of Western PA

The ASPPA Benefits Council (ABC) of Western Pennsylvania provides benefits professionals with opportunities for “knowledge and networking” within their local community.  

  • Educational seminars on retirement and employee benefit issues that impact your business and your clients. Stay up to date on industry practices, changing legislation and regulations, and hear it first-hand, delivered by nationally- recognized industry experts. It is a cost effective and convenient way to earn Continuing Education credits.  
  • Networking opportunities with professionals from diverse disciplines within your local community. Share ideas and develop meaningful, long lasting connections with other industry professionals. Deepen your understanding of issues that impact your clients, your business and the industry.  
  • National Affiliation with the American Society of Pension Professionals and Actuaries (ASPPA); the largest professional organization dedicated to the preservation and enhancement of the private retirement system. You’ll benefit from the Knowledge, Advocacy, Credibility and Leadership that ASPPA has to offer.

Board Members

Board of Directors

President Terese Connerton The Law Office of Terese M. Connerton  

President Elect / Program Committee Member Cynthia L. Hall BUCK  

Secretary / Program Comittee Member Christina Tollan Newport Group 

Treasurer Evan C. Hirsh HB Retirement  

ASPPA Liaison Drew Ecklund Wesbanco Trust Services

Committee Members/Board Members

Program Committee Chair George Baer Newport Group  

Membership Committee Chair Heather Stone Fletcher Eckert Seamans  

Membership Committee Member Sharon Pivirotto 401K Best Practices  

Membership Committee Member Patricia Parrucci FNB Wealth Management


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