IRAs: The Basics

This is part of a four-part webinar series on IRAs. To view or purchase the entire series, click here.

You finally received the promotion you've been dreaming about - IRA Coordinator! Now what do you do? Were you able to get even a little bit of training before the last Guru left the bank - or are you "on your own"? Because of their extreme complexity, IRAs are a very difficult product to learn "on the job." In short order, personnel begin to dislike this account because of the feeling of uncertainty that occurs when an accountholder asks unfamiliar questions. The goal of this basic webinar is to start at the beginning of "What is an IRA?" Who can have an IRA? How much can they contribute? All areas will be discussed thoroughly, with emphasis on the responsibility of the financial institution vs. the responsibility shifting to the accountholder.

Covered Topics:

  • Review of top terminology of IRAs
  • Basic Forms Required To Open, Close, Move and Maintain IRAs (have your own forms - including application, contribution and distribution forms - available during the webinar)
  • Qualifications, Contribution Limits and Deadlines for:
    • Traditional IRA and Roth IRAs
    • Conversion Roth (IRS codes and reporting)
  • SEP IRAs

Who Should Attend?

New Account Representatives, Certificate of Deposit Personnel, Savings Counselors, Accountholder Service Representatives, Investment and Trust Personnel who are NEWLY involved in the opening, selling, marketing, or administration of IRAs. Also, any officer/manager who oversees the IRA department and may be responsible for answering IRA accountholders' questions or concerns, but does not actually open IRA accounts. Plus, experienced IRA personnel who want a review of the basics and forms.