Pensions & Investments and the Defined Contribution Institutional Investment Association are seeking nominations for the Excellence & Innovation Awards program, now in its 12th year.
DC plan executives and their internal teams can be recognized for well-executed, creative and unusual projects that help ensure a successful retirement for participants. Entries are judged on innovation as well as excellence in execution.
Last year, P&I and DCIIA recognized seven individuals and one team for diverse projects featuring everything from qualified longevity annuity contracts, or QLACs, to Social Security claiming strategies. Other winning efforts included tiered non-discretionary employer contributions that rewarded lower-paid employees more than they did higher-paid employees.
Applicants do not have to self-select the category in which they wish to compete in the Excellence & Innovation Awards. A panel of industry experts will work alongside P&I editorial employees to determine whether entries should compete in either the innovation or the excellence categories.
Entries for the 2023 awards are due May 26. P&I and DCIIA are looking for programs implemented on or after Jan. 1, 2022.
Winners will be announced at P&I's West Coast Defined Contribution Conference Oct. 22-24.
For more information and the nomination form, visit pionline.com/excellenceinnovation2023.
Need more help? Contact Executive Editor Julie Tatge by email at [email protected]
Self-nominations are encouraged. Nominations also will be accepted from colleagues and people outside the organization who are familiar with the work being done by DC plan sponsors.
There is no fee to enter. For a look at last year's winners, visit pionline.com/ excellence-innovation-awards.
Please note: For plan sponsors looking to showcase communications excellence in defined contribution campaigns, the 2024 Eddy Awards will open for nominations in September.