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Membership Benefits

Established in 1947, PSCA is a national, non-profit trade association of companies that sponsor defined contribution plans for their employees. PSCA represents its members' interests to federal policymakers and offers practical, cost-effective assistance with profit sharing, 401(k) and 403(b) plan design, administration, investment, compliance, and communication. PSCA's services are tailored to meet the needs of both large and small companies as well as non-profits and associations. Members range in size from Fortune 100 firms to small, entrepreneurial businesses as well as non-profit organizations.

How does PSCA membership benefit you?

Designed to inform, educate and support, PSCA's services are tailored to meet the needs of plan sponsors in all size organizations. The benefits of PSCA membership include:

Legislative & Regulatory Updates

As a member of PSCA, you will receive the latest regulatory updates and up-to-the-minute legislative developments from the DOL, Treasury, and the IRS. Through the Executive Report, you will understand the impact on your plans along with the perspective of the country’s leading advocate of retirement plans.

National and City Conferences 

From an annual multi-day National Conference to half-day City Events, PSCA brings industry thought leaders together to discuss the latest and most relevant topics. From retirement readiness and distribution strategies to leading-edge ideas on investments and participant education, plan sponsors will come away from a PSCA event with a wealth of knowledge and practical advice.

Defined Contribution Insights

PSCA members enjoy a subscription to the only bimonthly magazine focusing exclusively on employer-sponsored retirement plans.  You will enjoy features from PSCA’s Executive Director and commentary from industry thought leaders on compliance, communications, investments, and plan design. 

Research and Benchmarking

For 60 years, PSCA has produced an annual survey of profit sharing and 401(k) plan trends that has served as the cornerstone for research about the retirement industry for decades.  In addition, PSCA produces national surveys on 403(b) plans, non-qualified plans, and numerous benchmarking surveys for plan sponsors.

Communication Best Practices

From the National 401(k)/403(b) Day celebration to the annual Signature Awards, PSCA is a vast resource for plan sponsor and participant communications. From award-winning programs featured in the Signature Awards magazine to comprehensive educational campaigns available to members, PSCA continues to provide creative solutions at no cost to members.

Comparative Plan Analysis 

PSCA members who participate in the Annual Survey are now eligible to receive a free customized report comparing their own plan data to other plans of similar size.

Professional Growth

Plan sponsor members can gain access to PSCA's Certified Plan Sponsor Professional (CPSP) credential program. Developed by some of the nation’s leading retirement plan and education experts at the American Retirement Association (ARA), PSCA and select Education Partners, the Certified Plan Sponsor Professional (CPSP) credential attests to current and future employers that you have the requisite knowledge and skills to effectively evaluate, design, implement, and manage a comprehensive employer-sponsored retirement plan. Go to to learn more.

Member company representatives are often invited to speak at PSCA regional and national conferences, have trade articles published in PSCA’s magazine, and serve on PSCA committees.