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Blake Thibault Named as Delegate to NAPA DC Fly-In Forum

SAN FRANCISCO, July 29, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Blake Thibault, of Heffernan Retirement Services, has been selected as a delegate to the National Association of Plan Advisors' (NAPA) DC Fly-In Forum, an exclusive gathering of the nation's leading retirement plan advisors.

As a forum delegate, Blake will meet in Washington, D.C. to listen to and brief top congressional leaders about the importance and future of the nation's workplace retirement plans, and, as advocates for the employers and participants they work with, share how proposed laws and regulations might impact American workers' retirement security.  Blake, a member of NAPA, is one of approximately 200 delegates to participate in the third annual NAPA DC Fly-in Forum July 21-22. 

NAPA DC Fly-in Forum delegates will hear updates on federal regulations affecting the retirement plan industry from top congressional leaders, including Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-Ohio) and Sen. Jon Tester (D-Montana).  Discussions about the Labor Department's fiduciary proposal will include remarks from Deputy Assistant Secretary of Labor Judy Mares, as well as Tom Selman, EVP, Regulatory Policy and Legal Compliance Officer at FINRA.

The topic of Labor Department audits is on the agenda, as well as a special panel of ERISA litigators sharing their insights on the issues, lessons learned, and best practices emerging from the revenue-sharing litigation, including the U.S. Supreme Court's recent decision in Tibble v. Edison International.

On the second day of the forum, delegates will meet one-on-one with their respective congressional representatives on Capitol Hill to share insights from the experiences they have on a daily basis with business owners and plan participants.

The American Retirement Association is a non-profit professional organization with two major goals: to educate all retirement plan and benefits professionals, and to create a framework of policy that gives every working American the ability to have a comfortable retirement.

More information about NAPA is available at

Contact: Blake Thibault

*Selected by NAPA from eligible NAPA members and senior decision makers based on the following qualifications: firm retirement specialist or retirement industry designation; at least $100M in plan assets and 10 or more retirement plans; 2000+ plan participants; and minimum five years' experience servicing retirement plans.

NAPA, LPL Financial, and Global Retirement Partners are not affiliated entities.

Blake Thibault is a registered representative with and securities offered through LPL Financial, Member FINRA/SIPC. Investment advice offered through Global Retirement Partners, LLC (GRP) a registered investment advisor. GRP, Heffernan Retirement Services, Heffernan Financial Services and LPL Financial are separate non-affiliated entities.


SOURCE Heffernan Retirement Services