Members of the National Tax Sheltered Accounts Association have agreed to have their group become a semi-autonomous division of the American Society of Pension Professionals & Actuaries.
The combination is set to take effect in January.
ASPPA, Arlington, Va., represents about 6,500 professionals. Traditionally, most ASPPA members have worked with retirement plans at for-profit employers.
The NTSAA, St. Louis, represents practitioners, agencies and employers with an interest in the 403(b) and 457 nonprofit retirement plan markets. Its roster includes 1,000 retirement plan professionals.