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ERISApedia Adds Q&A on ERISA Compliance Topics

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Date: Jan. 14, 2019

MINNEAPOLIS, MN, January 8, 2019 -- is excited to announce that our flagship technical resource, the Qualified Plan eSource (QPeS) written and edited by Ilene H. Ferenczy, JD, CPC, APA has been greatly enhanced with a new feature called "Asked and Answered" from our ASK the Author service.

Over the past few years, we have received and answered hundreds of great topical questions submitted by our customers. S. Derrin Watson, JD, APM has been answering these questions for the last year and has edited and selected over 400 ASK responses to subscribers. These practical answers to technical questions have been added to appropriate locations within the QPeS editorial content and additionally located in a separate QPeS appendix with a well-organized table of contents. Both locations are fully searchable.

Timothy McCutcheon, JD, CPA, MBA, publisher of said, "We are extremely fortunate to have Ilene and Derrin's contributions and helpful insights incorporated into the Qualified Plan eSource. We believe that this is a match not equaled in the industry and helps us provide qualified plan professionals with instant access to relevant technical content."

Ilene shared, "One of the common complaints I have heard about other treatises is the lack of answers to practical questions. The addition of real live Questions and Answers further enhances this part of the product. I am thrilled."

Derrin added, "I enjoy the opportunity to interact with ERISA professionals and provide timely, concise, and I hope thoughtful answers to their unique work challenges. Often, those questions highlight practical concerns or misconceptions common in the industry. I am delighted to see this reference added to the easy-to-use platform."

About Ilene H. Ferenczy
Ilene H. Ferenczy, J.D., CPC, APA, is the managing partner of Ferenczy Benefits Law Center LLP in Atlanta, GA, where she advises clients on all types of employee benefit plan issues, with a particular focus on qualified retirement plans, benefits issues in mergers and acquisitions, and advising third-party administrators of employee benefit programs on technical and practice issues. Ilene is a frequent national presenter and has authored two books, three textbooks, and over 90 articles on various aspects of employee benefits. She is a former co-chair of the ASPPA's Government Affairs Committee, and the 2007 recipient of ASPPA's Educator of the Year Award. Ilene is also a Fellow in the American College of Employee Benefits Counsel, the highest honor awarded to ERISA lawyers.

About S. Derrin Watson
S. Derrin Watson, JD, APM is a prominent pension attorney and educator, who is heavily involved in consulting, speaking, and writing about a variety of pension topics, including 401k, 403b,457, 409A plans and Form 5500 issues. He has been working with qualified plans since 1977 and had his first case involving controlled groups shortly thereafter. He has maintained a strong interest in this area ever since and has become the leading authority on controlled group, affiliated service group, and leased employee issues. In 2006, Derrin was the recipient of ASPPA's Educator Award for his work in providing professional education to plan practitioners. Derrin's book Who's the Employer, seventh edition and future updates, is exclusively offered on Who's the Employer, A Guide to Employee and Aggregation Issues Affecting Qualified Plans, has long been considered the "go-to" resource for controlled group, affiliated service group, and leased employee issues.

About provides retirement plan sponsors, administrators, attorneys and advisers with easy access to compliance information and important retirement industry materials. also has powerful prospecting and business development resources for finding and filtering plan sponsor data from Form 5500 filings and their attachments. With a platform that combines search tools and a user-friendly interface, provides instant answers and quick access needed by retirement plan sponsors and service providers.


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