PSCA Announces the 2008 Signature Award Winners

CHICAGO--()--The Profit Sharing/401k Council of America is pleased to announce the winners of the 2008 Signature Awards competition. PSCA Signature Awards honor excellence in profit sharing and 401(k) plan communication and education. Winners of this years Signature Awards were announced at a special ceremony at PSCAs 61st Annual National Profit Sharing and 401(k) Conference and Exhibition on September 17, 2008 at the Gaylord Opryland Resort Hotel and Convention Center in Nashville, Tennessee.

PSCA celebrates the continued success of the Signature Awards program. This year, 58 of the 237 entries were awarded recognition in 18 categories. PSCA also received immense support from its member volunteers. A distinguished judging panel of business leaders and employee benefit communication experts chose the 2008 winners based on how companies design, manage, and provide profit sharing and 401(k) plan communication and investment education to plan participants. Signature Awards judges carefully review how effective the campaign was at achieving its goals. PSCAs generous volunteer base contributes significantly to the continued success of the Signature Awards program.

PSCA Signature Awards also provide companies a unique learning opportunity through the annual Signature Awards Magazine. Winners are listed in the magazine along with an article that describes the details of the companies campaigns and their specific results. A new feature in the magazine this year is the Keys to Success at the end of each article. These tips give plan sponsors ideas from winning campaigns that they can implement at their own companies to improve their communication and education programs. Other member companies receive this magazine and can apply the winning techniques to their own defined contribution plans. Attendants of the National Conference, as well as PSCA members, received a copy of the Signature Awards Magazine.

About the Profit Sharing/401k Council of America

The Profit Sharing/401k Council of America (PSCA), a national non-profit association of 1,200 companies and their six million employees, advocates increased retirement security through profit sharing, 401(k), and related defined contribution programs to federal policymakers and makes practical assistance with profit sharing and 401(k) plan design, administration, investment, compliance, and communication available to its members. PSCA, established in 1947, is based on the principle that "defined contribution partnership in the workplace fits today's reality." PSCA's services are tailored to meet the needs of both large and small companies with members ranging in size from Fortune 100 firms to small, entrepreneurial businesses.

The following is a complete list of the 2008 Signature Award winners:

 

Asset Allocation

Gold: Meijer
Sponsored by: The 401(k) Company, a Charles Schwab Company
 
Silver: Valero Energy Company
Sponsored by: Merrill Lynch
 
Bronze: City of New York
Sponsored by: ICMA-RC
 
Honorable Mention: Moffitt Cancer Center
Sponsored by: Prudential Retirement
 

Communication to Plan Sponsors

Gold: DWS Scudder
Silver: Charles Schwab
Bronze: Financial Service Standards, LLC
 

Complete Campaign - Small Company

Gold: Universal Orlando
Sponsored by: Charles Schwab
 
Silver: M.A. Mortenson Company
Sponsored by: Wells Fargo Institutional Trust Services
 
Bronze: AmeriPride Services, Inc.
Sponsored by: Wachovia Retirement Services
 

Complete Campaign - Large Company

Gold: Highmark
Sponsored by: Wachovia Retirement Services
 
Silver: FedEx Corporation
Sponsored by: The Vanguard Group
 
Bronze: Meijer
Sponsored by: The 401(k) Company, a Charles Schwab Company
 

Generic Participant Education - Focused

Gold: MassMutual Financial Group
Silver: Securian Retirement
Bronze: Fidelity Investments
 

Generic Participant Education - Comprehensive

Gold: The Hartford
Silver: The 401(k) Company, a Charles Schwab Company
Bronze: Wells Fargo Institutional Trust Services
 

Increasing Deferrals

Gold: Peter Kiewit Sons', Inc.
Sponsored by: Wachovia Retirement Services
 
Silver: Fidelity National Financial, Inc.
Sponsored by: Wells Fargo Institutional Trust Services
 
Bronze: Constellation Brands, Inc.
Sponsored by: Mercer
 

Increasing Participation - Small Company

Gold: Hennigsen Cold Storage Co.
Sponsored by: Wells Fargo Institutional Trust Services
 
Silver: Arctic Slope Regional Corporation
Sponsored by: The 401(k) Company, a Charles Schwab Company
 
Bronze: Universal Orlando
Sponsored by: Charles Schwab
 
Honorable Mention: Arkansas Children's Hospital
Sponsored by: Diversified Investment Advisors
 

Increasing Participation - Large Company

Gold: International Truck and Engine Corporation
Sponsored by: JPMorgan Retirement Plan Services
 
Silver: Ascension Health
Sponsored by: Diversified Investment Advisors
 
Bronze: Fidelity National Financial, Inc.
Sponsored by: Wells Fargo Institutional Trust Services
 
Honorable Mention: Delaware North Companies
Sponsored by: The Hartford
 

Language and Cultural Diversity

Gold: Phillips-Van Heusen Corporation
Sponsored by: The 401(k) Company, a Charles Schwab Company
 
Silver: The Procter & Gamble Company
Sponsored by: JPMorgan Retirement Plan Services
 
Honorable Mention: Kraft Foods Global, Inc.
Sponsored by: The ROC Group
 

Plan Conversion - Small Company

Gold: Solvay North America
Sponsored by: CitiStreet
 
Silver: Kwik Trip
Sponsored by: Wachovia Retirement Services
 
Bronze: AllianceBernstein
Sponsored by: CitiStreet
 

Plan Conversion - Large Company

Gold: SUPERVALU
Sponsored by: CitiStreet
 
Silver: CBS Corporation
Sponsored by: Mercer
 
Bronze: Thermo Fisher Scientific
Sponsored by: T. Rowe Price Associates, Inc.
 

Plan Design Changes - Small Company

Gold: Kwik Trip
Sponsored by: Wachovia Retirement Services
 
Silver: Forest Laboratories, Inc.
Sponsored by: JPMorgan Retirement Plan Services
 
Bronze: AmeriPride Services, Inc.
Sponsored by: Wachovia Retirement Services
 
Honorable Mention: Intuit
Sponsored by: J. Benz Consulting, LLC
 

Plan Design Changes - Large Company

Gold: General Motors
Sponsored by: Fidelity Investments
 
Gold: Paychex, Inc.
Sponsored by: Genworth Financial
 
Bronze: Nationwide
Sponsored by: The 401(k) Company, a Charles Schwab Company
 

Retirement Readiness

Gold: Peter Kiewit Sons', Inc.
Sponsored by: Wachovia Retirement Services
 
Silver: State of New Jersey
Sponsored by: Prudential Retirement
 
Bronze: Highmark
Sponsored by: Wachovia Retirement Services
 

Roth 401(k)

Gold: Ameriprise Financial, Inc.
Sponsored by: Wachovia Retirement Services
 
Silver: BearingPoint, Inc.
Sponsored by: Merrill Lynch
 
Bronze: Farm Credit Foundations
Sponsored by: New York Life Retirement Plan Services
 

Train-the-Trainer/Advocacy Programs

Gold: Ryobi Die Casting, Inc.
Sponsored by: DWS Scudder
 
Silver: Omni Hotels
Sponsored by: Wells Fargo Institutional Trust Services
 
Bronze: State of North Carolina
Sponsored by: Prudential Retirement
 

401(k) Day

Gold: Universal Orlando
Sponsored by: Charles Schwab
 
Silver: The Clark Construction Group, LLC
Sponsored by: Mercer
 
Bronze: Trinity Health
Sponsored by: Diversified Investment Advisors

Contacts

Profit Sharing/401k Council of America
Connie Mullis 205.995.6743
cmullis@psca.org

Contacts

Profit Sharing/401k Council of America
Connie Mullis 205.995.6743
cmullis@psca.org