There's still time to enter the Excellence and Innovation Awards program, co-sponsored by Pensions & Investments and the Defined Contribution Institutional Investment Association, but the May 31 deadline is rapidly approaching.
Now in its eighth year, the program aims to recognize DC plan executives and their employers for well-executed, creative and unusual projects that help ensure participants have an adequate income at retirement. Entries are judged on innovation as well as excellence in execution.
Programs must have been implemented or in the works no earlier than Jan. 1, 2018.
There's no fee to participate, and self-nominations are encouraged. Nominations also will be accepted from colleagues and people outside the organization who are familiar with the work being done.
Award winners will be recognized at P&I's West Coast Defined Contribution Conference to be held Nov. 3-5 in San Diego.
Last year, a state-run program to give some private-sector employees a first chance at retirement savings, a massive overhaul of a university defined contribution program and an interactive retirement-strategy quiz designed to pique the interest of high-tech engineers were among the winners. You can read more about all of last year's nine winners by visiting our special report at pionline.com/innovationawards2018. n