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Blue Benefits Consulting, Inc. Welcomes Practice Leader and New Manager to the Bloomington Office

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (August 11, 2017)Blue Benefits Consulting, Inc. is happy to announce that Stephen Canter has joined Blue Benefits Consulting as a manager, and Mickie Murphy, practice leader, has moved to the Bloomington, Indiana office.

Stephen Canter is a manager with Blue Benefits Consulting, Inc. in the Bloomington, IN office. His primary duties are plan administration and compliance, plan design consultation, special plan correction projects and relationship building. He has worked with various types of retirement plans including 401(k) Profit Sharing Plans and Employee Stock Ownership Plans (ESOPs).

Stephen has more than 20 years of experience in the retirement plan industry. Most recently prior to joining Blue Benefits Consulting, he worked for a national organization answering technical qualified retirement plan questions for retirement plan professionals. He holds his Qualified Plan Administrator (QKA) certificate with the American Society of Pension Professionals and Actuaries (ASPPA). Stephen is a graduate from North Carolina State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics Education. Additionally, Stephen served on the ASPPA Education & Examination Committee for 10 years and helped develop the ASPPA ESOP Administrators Certificate program.

Mickie Murphy leads the Blue Benefits Consulting practice firm-wide. Over 30 years in the retirement plan administration has given her experience in serving client retirement plan needs in banking, record keeping and Third Party Administration practices. She specializes in retirement plan consulting, plan design and corrections, and has responsibility for new business development.

Mickie is an Enrolled Retirement Plan Agent (ERPA) with the IRS, and a current credentialed member of the American Society of Pension Professionals and Actuaries (ASPPA) with designations of Qualified Pension Administrator (QPA) and Qualified 401(k) Administrator (QKA). Mickie is also a current member of the Indiana Benefits Conference and has previously served multiple terms as Vice President of the Illinois Chapter of The ESOP Association as well as served on the Employee Benefits Committee of the US Chamber of Commerce. She has spoken and presented through various media on retirement plan subject matter before professional and business groups.

About Blue Benefits Consulting, Inc.

From actively monitoring the laws that relate to pension administration — and keeping clients informed of their impact – to bringing innovative ideas to the table, Blue Benefits Consulting, Inc. provides personalized options to meet companies’ retirement plan needs. Its professionals help clients obtain the most benefit from their retirement plan with services that keep the plan running smoothly — whether they are starting up a new plan or working with an existing plan.

And as an affiliate of Blue & Co., LLC, Blue Benefits Consulting clients also have access to all of Blue & Co.’s resources in assurance services, business services, business valuation, healthcare services, and tax consulting.

Blue Benefits Consulting, Inc. is located in Bloomington, IN; Carmel, IN; Seymour, IN; and Columbus, OH.

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