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Become an NTSA Member Today!

Work with 403(b) and/or 457(b) plans? You need to be part of the National Tax-deferred Savings Association.

Who We Are

NTSA members are retirement professionals of all disciplines, including consultants, administrators, actuaries, accountants, advisors, broker-dealers, insurance companies, attorneys and more. Formed in 1989, we are the nation’s only independent, non-profit association dedicated to the 403(b) and 457(b) marketplace – and today we’re more than 5,000 practitioners, agencies, corporate and employer members strong.

We were formed to provide advocacy and high-quality professional education, technical support, and networking forums for all professionals in the 403(b) and 457(b) marketplace.

What That Means For You

NTSA members have access to information, education, professional development, and networking opportunities focused on the 403(b)/457(b) space – including access to the industry’s leading minds and expertise.

As an NTSA member, you do not just get access to career-enhancing networking opportunities, publications, conferences, and educational programs, you get the support of a full-service team that champions issues near and dear to the 403(b) and 457 plan-professional community. NTSA’s state and federal-level advocates, led by NTSA Executive Director Nathan Glassey, are and have been focusing their energy on championing teacher and public-employee choice in their workplace-sponsored savings options.

Looking Out for You

Effectively monitoring and combatting threatening state legislation, as well as putting forward proactive legislation, is a daunting task. This is even tougher when well-funded and politically savvy opponents are behind it. We achieve legislative success on behalf of our members by implementing a thorough and tactical approach that goes well beyond monitoring state legislation.

Exclusive Member Benefits & Discounts

NTSA Members also have exclusive access to innovative guides for your practice, including “Best Practices for 403(b) and 457(b) Plans”, and “The Source: 403(b) and 457(b) Plans”, with a 2018 update that reflects the impact of tax reform. NTSA members can track the latest regulatory and legislative developments via NTSA’s proprietary Advocacy Resource Center (ARC).

The bottom line: NTSA members have access to the tools, the teams, and technical expertise designed to help you grow your practice and professional acumen.

Be Part of Something Bigger

NTSA is part of the American Retirement Association (ARA), whose total membership of more than 24,000 plan professionals is diverse, but united by a common dedication to the employer-based retirement plan system. The ARA’s five premier retirement industry associations include every type of pension professional – from business owners, actuaries, consultants and administrators, to insurance professionals, financial advisors, accountants, attorneys and human resource managers.

While American Retirement Association members come from all corners of the country, representing every part of the industry, they are all united by their belief in and commitment to the private pension system.


Ready to Join?

Our membership categories include affiliate membership (individual), credentialed membership (individual seeking a NTSA TGPC credential), and Strategic Partner (firm/corporate) membership.