Pensions & Investments and the Defined Contribution Institutional Investment Association have extended the deadline for receiving nominations for the Excellence & Innovation Awards program to June 9.
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.
To ensure that new initiatives are selected, 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].
There is no fee to enter. For a look at last year's winners, visit: pionline.com/excellence-innovation-awards
Please note: For DC plan sponsors looking to showcase communications excellence initiatives, the 2024 Eddy Awards will open for nominations in September.