2012 PSCA Signature Award Winners Announced
CHICAGO, IL, September 14, 2012 -- The Plan Sponsor Council of America (PSCA) announced the winners of its annual Signature Awards during a special presentation at its 65th Annual National Conference at The Roosevelt Hotel in New Orleans.
"The PSCA Signature Awards recognize excellence in plan sponsor and participant communication and education," said Robert Benish, PSCA's Executive Director. "The plan sponsors and providers that we recognize today produced strategies and programs that delivered results to their employees to help them save more effectively for retirement. These companies offer innovative approaches and creative vision to break through the clutter to engage their employees to take action and positively change behavior to participate, to increase their deferral or to diversify their investments."
In 2012, the Signature Awards judges recognized 44 winners in 16 categories. A distinguished judging panel of business leaders and communication experts chose the 2012 winners on how companies write, design, manage, and deliver defined contribution communication and investment education to plan participants and plan sponsors. Signature Awards judges carefully review the metrics to analyze how effective the campaign was at achieving its goals.
The winners of the 2012 Signature Awards were celebrated at an evening reception, sponsored by Russell Investments. The winners are also featured in the 2012 Signature Awards Magazine, an annual publication that describes the details of the winning entries and their successful results. The Signature Awards Magazine is used by industry experts to increase the quality of defined contribution education and communication at hundreds of other plan sponsor companies.
The following is a complete list of the 2012 Signature Award Winners:
Gold, Hennepin Healthcare Sys HHS (formerly HFA) and MMRF, sponsored by Wells Fargo Institutional Trust
Silver, IATSE Annuity Fund, sponsored by MassMutual Financial Group
Bronze, The GEO Group, sponsored by MassMutual Financial Group
Honorable Mention, Illinois Tool Works, sponsored by ING Retirement
Honorable Mention, Upsher-Smith Laboratories, sponsored by MassMutual Financial Group
Gold, Powell Industries, Inc., sponsored by The Principal Financial Group
Silver, Flowserve Corporation, sponsored by T.Rowe Price Retirement Plan Services
Bronze, Heidelberg Americas, Inc., sponsored by Putnam Investments
Gold, Financial Finesse, Inc.
Silver, Wells Fargo Institutional Retirement and Trust
Bronze, MassMutual Financial Group
Honorable Mention, Securian Retirement
Fiduciary and Plan Decision Resources
Gold, Federated Investors
Silver, MassMutual Financial Group
Bronze, Newport Group
Honorable Mention, Principal Financial Group
Gold, M.A. Mortenson Company, sponsored by Blue Communications
Silver, NFL Players Association, sponsored by Financial Finesse
Increasing Plan Participation and Savings Rates
Gold, University of Wisconsin Medical Foundation, sponsored by Wells Fargo Institutional Retirement & Trust
Silver, Methodist le Bonheur Healthcare, sponsored by: Wells Fargo
Institutional Retirement and Trust
Bronze, NGP Management, LLC/Dunkin Donuts, sponsored by Transamerica Retirement Services
Honorable Mention, Staples, sponsored by New York Life Retirement Plan Services
Language and Cultural Diversity
Gold, The Board of Trustees of the Elevator Constructors Annuity/401k Retirement Plan, sponsored by MassMutual Financial Group
Gold, Consolidated Citrus Limited Partner sponsored by MassMutual Financial Group
Gold, MassMutual Financial Group
Silver, Pepperdine University, sponsored by Diversified
Bronze, ING Retirement
Gold, Baystate Health, Inc. sponsored by MassMutual Financial Group
Silver, The World Bank Group, sponsored by Wells Fargo Institutional Retirement &Trust
Honorable Mention, Fidelity National Financial, Inc. sponsored by Wells Fargo Institutional Retirement &Trust
Plan Administration Communications
Gold, Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Silver, Financial Engines Advisors LLC
Bronze, Fidelity Investments
Plan Design Changes
Gold, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, sponsored by Diversified
Silver, McCarthy Building Companies, sponsored by Wells Fargo Institutional Retirement &Trust
Gold, University of California, sponsored by Fidelity Investments
Silver, Aetna, Inc. sponsored by Financial Finesse
Bronze, Structural Iron Workers Local #1, sponsored by MassMutual Financial Group
Gold, The Hartford
Silver, The Hartford
Bronze, MassMutual Financial Group
Bronze, The Principal Financial Group
Train the Trainer
Gold, NGP Management, LLC/Dunkin Donuts, sponsored by Transamerica Retirement
Silver, Omni Hotels and Resorts, sponsored by Wells Fargo Institutional Retirement &Trust
Special Lifetime Achievement Award
New York-Presbyterian Hospital for their long-term dedication and commitment to building awareness, increasing participation and helping their employees save more in their retirement plan.
About the Plan Sponsor Council of America
The Plan Sponsor Council of America (PSCA), a national non-profit association of 1,200 companies and their six million employees, advocates increased retirement security through profit sharing, 401k, and related defined contribution programs to federal policymakers and makes practical assistance with profit sharing and 401k plan design, administration, investment, compliance, and communication available to its members. PSCA, established in 1947, is based on the principle that "defined contribution partnership in the workplace fits today's reality." PSCA's services are tailored to meet the needs of both large and small companies with members ranging in size from Fortune 100 firms to small, entrepreneurial businesses.
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