Pensions & Investments is extending the deadline for entering the 2022 Eddy Awards to Oct. 22. The annual program recognizes plan sponsors and service providers that exhibit best practices in offering investment and financial education to defined contribution plan participants.
Because of the COVID-19 crisis, P&I has changed how entries are to be submitted. All materials — including participant communications distributed as part of a defined contribution education campaign — must be included as part of the online entry, via PDFs of printed materials, high-resolution JPEGs or website links. Regardless of whether they were distributed to participants in print or online, the entry materials must be submitted online via the entry system.
This year, P&I also has added a new category focused on COVID-19 communications. The award categories, in alphabetical order, are: conversions; financial wellness; ongoing investment education; plan transitions; pre-retirement preparation; special projects; and special projects — COVID-19 communications. Complete rules, category definitions and entry forms are available at pionline.com/EddyEnter. Please note: Materials submitted by mail will not be judged.
Sponsors of plans of all sizes are encouraged to enter, with materials judged against those from their peers based on the number of plan participants. Record keepers and retirement plan advisers can submit their own generic entries or can enter in conjunction with plan sponsor clients. In the latter instance, both will receive trophies for a winning entry.
Winners of the Eddy Awards will be announced at P&I's annual East Coast Defined Contribution Conference March 13-15. For a look at last year's winners, visit pionline.com/ eddyawards.