ASC Spring 2004 Newsletter

In this issue:


Improve Productivity with ASC’s Recorded Web Seminars

Become an expert of the ASC System! You and your staff can dramatically increase your firm’s productivity by viewing ASC’s pre-recorded web seminars averaging only 30 minutes a piece. Imagine sitting at your computer terminal and watching Claire or Sheryl lead you through a section of the ASC System at your convenience. And the best part is that you can do this at any time with simply a computer and internet connection. Once purchased and downloaded, these Web Seminars can easily by viewed during a break at work or after hours by one or multiple staff members. To access these seminars, go and login into the client section of the site.

If you don’t know your username or password, email

ASC also offers custom on-line topical training, please e-mail if you’d like to schedule or request a topic for a future web seminar.


Use ASC’s Online CSC for a Faster Response from ASC Support

With ASC Client Support Center (CSC) you can instantaneously reach ASC Support. Simply go to and log into the client section of the web site. If you don’t know your username or password, email
From within the Client Support Center, you can fill out a request form – attach a file if needed; download patch and other files including topical documentation, access pre-recorded web seminars and much more.

Check out the CSC today!!


Increase Your Pension Knowledge by Attending TAG/GBA Plan Design & Current Developments Workshop

(This seminar meets ASPPA and NIPA’s CE requirements)

This spring, the Technical Answer Group (TAG) and Global Benefits Advisors (John Griffin and Charles Lockwood (both J.D. and LL.M. (Taxation)) are touring the USA educating pension professionals about the latest developments in Qualified Retirement Plans. This intermediate one-day seminar brings attendees with a good foundation up-to-date on the latest plan designs including New comparability, cash balance, defined benefit and combination defined benefit/defined contribution plans.
Special issues for self-employed individuals will be covered along with a review of the latest guidance and regulations on 401(k) plans, Catch-up contributions, 412i plans, plan loans, plan expenses and EPCRS.
Keep your finger on the pulse of your business, turn prospects into clients and impress your clients with your pension knowledge! Sign-up for this seminar today at or call 303-221-1246 for a list of dates and registration information. Mention you are an ASC client to receive a $50 discount.


All the Answers to Your Retirement Plan Questions are Just a Mouse Click Away with TAG

If you are struggling with a retirement plan question, check out The Technical Answer Group (TAG) is a service for employee benefits professionals working with qualified plan issues. TAG’s experts, including attorneys, actuaries and consultants, respond to more than 300 questions a day! Additionally, TAG Subscribers can view more than 4,000 Q&As on the website that have been asked for by other subscribers. ASC clients receive a discount. For more information visit or call 800-570-2877.


ASC Wants YOUR Input!

ASC is dedicated to providing superior pension software and support. If you have an idea for future system enhancements, a new topical web seminar and/or ASC client 2004 newsletter topics, please submit to