Honoring the winners of the
nine categories of plans: six segments
of corporate 401(k); 403(b);
public DC; and TRO
In our last issue, we introduced the finalists for the 2017 Plan Sponsor of the Year Awards. As we explained, these finalists—across nine categories: six seg- ments of corporate 401(k); 403(b); public defined contribution (DC); and total
retirement outsourcing ( TRO)—were recognized for their dedication to achieving
retirement security for their plan participants, and their thoughtful approaches to
getting them there.
The finalists are all outstanding, but we did have to select winners—our
2017 Plan Sponsors of the Year—whom we honored at the PLANSPONSOR/
PLANADVISER Awards for Excellence dinner in March.
In many categories this year, it was difficult to select just one from the group,
however, there was often something the winning plan sponsor did that the judges
found unique or novel in approach, which nudged it ahead of its peers. The profiles
supply details about what those approaches might have been, as well as how the
sponsors improved retirement security for their plan participants, overall. We are
pleased to provide you with expanded profiles of these nine plan sponsors, over
the pages that follow.
We congratulate the winners of this year’s awards. They provide a range of
examples of how all plan sizes and types can achieve success—even though standards or metrics of success may vary. You can also view information about this
year’s winners and finalists at www.plansponsor.com/PSOY2017.
And, as a reminder: Nominations for the awards are made in the fall, so please
keep an eye out for pertinent communications in September and October. Maybe
next year, your plan will join the ranks of these highly esteemed winners! —PS