Associations

American Academy of Actuaries

Represents U.S. actuaries from all practice areas and serves as the profession’s voice on public policy issues and professionalism. Provides professional certification.

International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans (IFEBP)

The IFEBP is a nonprofit educational association serving the employee benefits and compensation industry. For almost 50 years, the International Foundation has served as the premier source of education and information to the industry.

National Association of Health Underwriters (NAHU)

Representing more than 100,000 licensed health insurance agents, brokers, general agents, consultants and benefit professionals through more than 200 chapters across America. NAHU members service the health insurance needs of large and small employers as well as people seeking individual health insurance coverage.

Society of Actuaries (SOA)

An educational, research and professional membership organization dedicated to serving 20,000 actuarial members and the public in the United States and Canada. The SOA’s vision is for actuaries to be the leading professionals in the measurement and management of risk.

Worldwide Employee Benefits Network, Inc (WEB)

Representing more than 25 professions and 30 areas of expertise within the pension and benefits industry-including administrators, consultants, attorneys, accountants, investment managers, communications experts and benefits managers. WEB Network is committed to helping define the role of the benefits professional in the 21st century. As changing legislation, technology and market forces reshape the profession, products and delivery systems, WEB will continue to foster and support personal growth and professional development to help its members meet the challenges ahead.

World At Work

A nonprofit professional association dedicated to knowledge leadership in compensation, benefits, and total rewards. Helps HR professionals by providing online courses, skill-building programs, and industry certifications.

American Payroll Association (APA)

American Payroll Association is the professional society for payroll professionals. With over 23,000 members in the US, the APA provides members with publications, training and certification.

American Staffing Association (ASA)

The American Staffing Association is the voice of the U.S. staffing, recruiting, and workforce solutions industry. ASA and its affiliated chapters advance the interests of the industry across all sectors through advocacy, research, education, and the promotion of high standards of legal, ethical, and professional practices.

HR People +Strategy (HRPS)

HR People + Strategy is the premier network of executives and thought leaders in the field of human resources. As SHRM’s Executive Network, HR People + Strategy provides members access to forward thinking exchanges, research and publications and executive level networking opportunities. Chartered in 1977 as the Human Resource Planning Society, the founders rallied around their desire for an association that would bring people together who were interested in advancing the science and art of human resource management.

International Association for Human Resource Information Management (IHRIM)

An international association enabling its members to achieve strategic objectives through the integration of information technology and human resource management. Founded in 1980, IHRIM comprises over 4,000 members from around the globe. In addition a myriad of benefits are available through membership in their North American chapters and international affiliates.

International Public Management Association for Human Resources

Serving HR professionals since 1906, IPMA-HR is your resource for comprehensive and timely HR industry news, jobs, policies, resources, education, and professional development opportunities.

Northeast Human Resources Association (NEHRA)

HR association in the northeast who is dedicated to helping their members lead, advance and influence the management of human resources and its impact on organizational success. NEHRA provides members with educational opportunities and programs, information and resources and the chance to connect with other HR professionals.

Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)

An international group of HR executives that serves the needs of its members by providing a comprehensive set of resources. SHRM is “committed to advancing the human resource profession to ensure that HR is an essential and effective partner in developing and executing organizational strategy”.

American Academy of Actuaries

Represents U.S. actuaries from all practice areas and serves as the profession’s voice on public policy issues and professionalism. Provides professional certification.

American Society of Pension Professionals & Actuaries (ASPPA)

National organization of retirement benefits professionals that service the growing needs of the pension community.

Investment Company Institute (ICI)

National association of the investment company industry (mutual fund companies) that represents its members in matters of legislation, regulation, taxation, public information, economic and policy research, business operations, and statistics.

Plan Sponsor Council of America (PSCA)

National, nonprofit association exclusively dedicated to representing the interests of profit sharing/401(k) plans sponsors and participants. Represents its members’ interests to federal policymakers and offers practical, cost-effective assistance with profit sharing and 401(k) plan design, administration, investment, compliance and communication.

Retirement Income Industry Association (RIIA)

A not-for-profit industry association that was started in 2005 to discover, validate and teach the new realities of retirement and to do so from the perspective of "The View Across the Silos(SM),", with the goal of achieving better retirement outcomes. RIIA has developed the retirement body of knowledge that supports its professional designation: the Retirement Management Analyst® (RMA®). RIIA organizes conferences and events, professional education for RMAs, publishes a peer-reviewed journal (Retirement Management Journal®), offers twice-monthly retirement-focused webinars through its Virtual Learning Center, manages a 7,600 person strong LinkedIn discussion group, provides research and other services to the industry and its clients.

Society of Actuaries (SOA)

An educational, research and professional membership organization dedicated to serving 20,000 actuarial members and the public in the United States and Canada. The SOA’s vision is for actuaries to be the leading professionals in the measurement and management of risk.

Society of Professional Administrators and Recordkeepers (SPARK)

SPARK is an inter-industry trade association of investment managers and service providers, particularly in the defined contribution plan market. It is the first organization to bring together members of the five major providers groups – banks, insurance companies, mutual fund managers, third party administrators and benefits consultants. SPARK has established the standard for professional training in the industry.

The National Institute of Pension Administrators (NIPA)

is a national association representing the retirement and employee benefit plan administration profession. It was founded with the idea of bringing together professional benefit administrators and other interested parties to encourage greater dialogue, cooperation and educational opportunities. NIPA’s goal is to improve the quality and efficiency of plan administration. NIPA is now a 1000-member national organization. NIPA’s educational forums include courses, workshops and seminars focusing on the various aspects of plan administration.

The Retirement Industry Trust Association (RITA)

A professional trade association, comprised of regulated banks, trust companies and industry-related professionals, committed to the continued growth and expansion of self-directed retirement plan administration.

Women in Pensions Network (WiPN)

is a group of leading professional women bound together by a shared and deep understanding of the retirement industry. We are representative of all segments within the industry; this distinguished group consists of women who provide legal advice, plan administration, compliance work, financial services, wholesale distribution and sales, marketing communications, training, and many other functions.

Worldwide Employee Benefits Network, Inc (WEB)

Representing more than 25 professions and 30 areas of expertise within the pension and benefits industry-including administrators, consultants, attorneys, accountants, investment managers, communications experts and benefits managers. WEB Network is committed to helping define the role of the benefits professional in the 21st century. As changing legislation, technology and market forces reshape the profession, products and delivery systems, WEB will continue to foster and support personal growth and professional development to help its members meet the challenges ahead.