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2019 Signature Award Winners Honored at PSCA National Conference


CHICAGO, IL, April 30, 2019 -- The Plan Sponsor Council of America (PSCA) this afternoon announced the 2019 Signature Award winners at a special presentation at PSCA's Annual National Conference in Tampa, Florida. PSCA, part of the American Retirement Association, is the leading association for sponsors of voluntary, employer-based retirement plans in the U.S.

For more than two decades, PSCA's Signature Awards have established the gold standard for excellence in retirement plan communications. Effective education and communication are key to helping employees understand the importance of saving and preparing for retirement, and the crucial role that workplace benefits play in achieving success.

"Workplace benefit programs play a crucial role in helping America's workers achieve financial wellness, and the dozens of impactful and innovative campaigns submitted for consideration this year have established a new standard for excellence," said Jack Towarnicky, executive director of PSCA. "We are grateful for the professionals who engage employees and drive action toward a more secure retirement and are pleased to acknowledge and showcase those programs."

The 2019 Signature Award competition was judged by a panel of 27 business leaders, primarily plan sponsors.

The complete list of 2019 Signature Award winners, including new categories of Creating Culture Change and Investment Education, are:

Creating Culture Change

  • 1st Place -- McLaren Health Care Corporation with MassMutual
  • 2nd Place -- Shaw Industries Group, Inc. with Principal

Events and Workshops

  • 1st Place -- Massey Services with Chepenik Financial
  • 2nd Place -- Kaweah Delta Health Care District with Lincoln Financial Group
  • 3rd Place -- AutoZone, Inc. with Prudential Retirement

Financial Wellness

  • 1st Place -- DTE Energy Company with Empower Retirement
  • 2nd Place -- MGM Resorts International with Prudential Retirement
  • 3rd Place -- DENSO with Empower Retirement

Health Savings Account (HSA) Communications

  • 1st Place -- Dimensional Fund Advisors with HealthSavings Administrators

Investment Education

  • 1st Place -- Occidental Petroleum Corporation with Voya Financial
  • 2nd Place -- Illinois Tool Works with ROC Group
  • 3rd Place -- Iron Workers of Western Pennsylvania with PNC Retirement Solutions

Overcoming Obstacles

  • 1st Place -- State of Michigan Office of Retirement Services with Voya Financial
  • 2nd Place -- MGM Studios with Prudential Retirement
  • 3rd Place -- California Institute of Technology with TIAA

Plan Changes -- Large Company

  • 1st Place -- Boyd Gaming Corporation with Prudential Retirement
  • 2nd Place -- Ballad Health with Lincoln Financial Group
  • 3rd Place -- University of Pittsburgh with TIAA

Plan Changes -- Small Company

  • 1st Place -- Mountaire Corporation with Lincoln Financial Group

Promoting Participation -- Large Company

  • 1st Place -- Averitt Express with Wells Fargo Institutional Retirement and Trust
  • 2nd Place -- AutoNation with Wells Fargo Institutional Retirement and Trust
  • 3rd Place -- McLaren Health Care Corporation with MassMutual

Promoting Participation -- Small Company

  • 1st Place -- Massey Services with Chepenik Financial
  • 2nd Place -- Applied Industrial Technologies with Principal
  • 3rd Place -- Gallup with SageView Advisory Group and Vanguard

Provider Campaigns -- Participant Education

  • 1st Place -- MassMutual
  • 2nd Place -- Vanguard, Participant Strategy and Development/PPJs
  • 3rd Place -- Wells Fargo Institutional Retirement and Trust

Provider Campaigns -- Plan Sponsor Education

  • 1st Place -- Prudential
  • 2nd Place -- Invesco
  • 3rd Place -- John Hancock

Retirement Readiness

  • 1st Place -- TIAA
  • 2nd Place -- Wells Fargo Institutional Retirement and Trust
  • 3rd Place -- John Hancock

The 2019 Signature Award winners will be profiled in the summer issue of PSCA's Defined Contribution Insights magazine.

About the Plan Sponsor Council of America

The Plan Sponsor Council of America (PSCA), part of the American Retirement Association (ARA), is a diverse, collaborative community of employee benefit plan sponsors, working together on behalf of millions of employees to solve real problems, create positive change, and expand on the success of the employer-sponsored retirement system. With members representing employers of all sizes, we offer a forum for comprehensive dialogue. By sharing our collective knowledge and experience as plan sponsors, PSCA also serves as a resource to policymakers, the media, and other stakeholders as part of our commitment to improving retirement security for millions of Americans. For more information, visit www.psca.org.


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