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Announcing the Release of the 457 Plan eSource Authored by S. Derrin Watson, J.D., APM

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Date: May 14, 2019

Minneapolis, MN - May 14, 2019 - is excited to announce the release of another new title the 457 Plan eSource. The 457 Plan eSource is authored by S. Derrin Watson, J.D., APM and is a great companion title to Derrin's just-released 403(b) Plan eSource.

Timothy McCutcheon, JD, CPA, MBA, publisher of said, "Derrin's new e-book will allow 457 plan professionals to find guidance on their compliance issues easily and quickly.  As the leader of our Ask The Author service, Derrin will also be available to answer questions about 403(b) and 457 plans in addition to other compliance topics."

Derrin added, "It's wonderful to be adding this work to my 403(b) Plan eSource and the growing library of  This title lays out the benefits of 457(b) plans and their pitfalls, and provides a convenient tool to research questions that will arise in plan design or administration.  It also introduces practitioners to 457(f) arrangements, including the impactful proposed regulation definition of substantial risk of forfeiture."

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 401(k), 403(b),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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