Participant Education/Effective Communication
Category includes: Communication materials on the “benefits of the supplemental retirement plan” to potential and current participants, as well as other interested parties.
Plan Design & Administration
Category includes: Changes in plan design (e.g., Automatic Enrollment, Roth, customer service, etc.); and administration (e.g., online access to board manuals).
National Retirement Security Week - General Campaign
Category includes: A campaign or specific strategy that raised awareness of National Retirement Security Week, increased enrollments/deferrals, and/or generated media coverage.
National Retirement Security Week – Your Whole Story Campaign
Category includes: A campaign or specific strategy that raised awareness of National Retirement Security Week using the Your Whole Story theme and materials offered by NAGDCA. The campaign must have utilized at least approximately 75% of the Your Whole Story materials (materials include logo, journey map, field notes, video, social media designs, and accessory designs) and demonstrated impact (i.e. participant engagement with the materials, increased enrollment/deferrals, and/or generated media coverage.)
Technology and Social Media
Category includes: A technological advancement/enhancement in government processes, an app for smart devices, or a unique way of participating on social media platforms.
Excellence in Governmental 403(b) Plans
The Excellence in Governmental 403(b) Plans Award was designed to recognize a plan sponsor that created or developed significant innovations that address the retirement readiness of their employees, and concurrently, have contributed to the larger thought leadership concerning the unique challenges that are facing governmental 403(b) plan sponsors.