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Retirement Readiness, Financial Wellness, and the Bottom Line

ASPPA Benefits Council [ABC] of Dallas/Fort Worth

June 12, 2019
7:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

During this workshop, our speakers will guide us through a holistic approach to financial wellness including retirement readiness. The achievement of a healthy retirement means looking beyond the traditional retirement plan to maximize other plan benefits and investment solutions. Plan sponsors have the opportunity to think about financial wellness holistically, considering the health savings account (HSA) as another vehicle for retirement security – not just a healthcare benefit.

We will learn the ins-and-outs of overall financial wellness including: how healthcare costs threaten retirement readiness, how health savings accounts (HSAs) can complement a defined contribution plan, the potential of the HSA as a retirement savings vehicle, the impact the HSA is having on 401(k) plan deferrals, how the financial wellness of employees impacts the financial wellness of the employer, and the evolution of voluntary employee benefits.

  • Ryan Tiernan, AIF, CIMA, Capital Group / American Funds
  • Kirk Buchanan, MassMutual

Ryan Tiernan is a National Accounts Manager with Capital Group/American Funds. Prior to joining American Funds, Ryan was a senior consultant with Access Point HSA, and a vice president with both Columbia Management Distributors and Fidelity Investments Institutional Services. Ryan is widely recognized for his thought leadership regarding health savings accounts (“HSAs”), including why they should be incorporated in our retirement savings conversations with clients and is a frequent speaker and contributor to publications on this topic.

Kirk Buchanan is Managing Director of Institutional Markets with MassMutual specializing in institutional retirement and workplace benefits. He has over 30 years of structuring effective retirement and employee benefit programs for corporate, governmental and tax-exempt organizations.  He holds a Certificate in Pension Law and Administration from the Philadelphia Institute and a Certified Retirement Counselor (CRC) designation from the International Foundation for Retirement Benefits Council.  He serves on the Board of the ASPPA Benefits Council of Dallas-Ft. Worth and is a noted publisher of nine best-selling books.

Who Should Attend:  ASPPA, CEBS, NAPA, NTSA, benefits attorneys and all other individuals working in the pension field looking for updates on legislative items and professional continuing education credits.

Two (2) ASPPA / ARA Continuing Education Credits are available for this program. Application pending for JBEA, ERPA, CPA and Texas Bar Association CLE

To Register:  Register online at and go to “Upcoming Events”.   RSVP by Monday, June 10, 2019.

Cancellation Policy: If a written request for cancellation is received 5 or more business days before the meeting date, the full registration fee will be refunded minus a nominal processing fee.  After that time the registration fee is not refundable, but can be transferred to another individual up to the time of the meeting, even on site.  No refunds will be given for no-shows.  Please email to request a refund or make changes to your registration.

Sponsors: Thank you to our sponsor, American Funds for their generous contribution in supporting this event.  

Park City Club
5956 Sherry Lane, Ste. 1700
Dallas, TX 75225  

Cost:  $45 for ASPPA Members, $65 for non-members

Other: Free Parking, Breakfast, Door Prizes.  Bring your personal ASPPA ID and smart phone for quick and easy texting confirmation of credits.

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