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Qualified Pension Plans

Total Credits: 1 including 1 Specialized Knowledge - Technical

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Mary Read, CPC, QPA, CPFA
Course Levels:
1 Hour
Access for 30 day(s) after program date.



Learn about qualified plan options beyond 401(k) plans for your clients.  Ways to get greater deductions and more of the benefits to the business owner.  A well-designed plan may not “cost” the owner anything for the employees.

Basic Course Information

Learning Objectives
  • Understand the benefits and features of different types of plans to have an exploratory conversation with your clients.

Major Subjects
  • Plan Design
  • Defined Benefit Plans
  • Cash Balance/401(k) Combination Designs

Course Materials


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National Director of Pension and Protection Planning

Planning Pentegra Retirement Services

Mary Read CPC, QPA, CPFA is National Director of Pension and Protection Planning at Pentegra Retirement Services and partner of M & R Business Development Group. A leading authority in qualified retirement plans with more than 30 years’ experience, Mary has an extensive background in plan design and development and experience as a marketing executive, financial professional, pension analyst and pension compliance manager for an international company.

Before joining, Pentegra Mary was Vice President Qualified Plan Marketing for National Life Insurance Company. National Life Insurance Company supports career and independent producers in qualified plan sales and has been dedicated to writing qualified plan business for more than 65 years. Prior to joining National Life Mary was a Pension Consultant with an actuarial consulting firm, and previously was Assistant Vice President of Marketing and Retirement Planning for MONY Life Insurance Company of New York.

Mary is a frequent speaker on qualified plans and contributor to industry publications. Among her credits, she has taught pension classes across the country for major financial institutions and been a featured speaker at national meetings for the Society of Financial Service Professionals, AALU, LIMRA, MDRT and the Forum 400.

Mary is the author of three books: My Business is My Main Asset. I Want to Retire. Benefiting from a Plan, 412(e)(3) Safe. Stable. Secure and How to Use the Tax Code to Get the IRS Out of Your Retirement. Mary holds the Certified Pension Consultant (CPC) and Qualified Plan Administrator (QPA) designations from the American Society of Pension Professionals and Actuaries and Qualified Plan Fiduciary Advisor (CPFA) designation from the National Association of Plan Advisors (NAPA). Mary provides CPE credit to CPAs as a NASBA National Registry of CPE Sponsor.


Wed, Apr 19, 2023 - 02:00pm to 03:01pm MDT
Wed, May 17, 2023 - 07:00am to 08:01am MDT
Fri, Jun 09, 2023 - 11:00am to 12:01pm MDT

Additional Info

Basic Course Information



Advanced Preparation


Designed For

CPAs and advisors who work with small business owners


Original Recording Date 09/2022
Yellow Book


Course Developer


Date Added to Catalog


Additional Information

Complaint Resolution Policy

Please contact Anne Taylor for any complaints., (972-377-8199).

Official Registry Statement

Business Professionals' Network, Inc. is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website:

Instructional Delivery Method

Group Internet Based

Course Registration Requirements

Online Registration

Refund/Cancellation Policy

Please contact the ACPEN help desk 1-877-602-9877 or if you wish to cancel your attendance for a previously purchased webcast and are requesting a refund or transfer.


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