Newsdash Insight on Plan Design & Investment Strategy from PLANSPONSOR
September 15th, 2016
Plan Sponsor of the Year Award Nomination Open
2017 Plan Sponsor of the Year Award Nominations Open
Each year, PLANSPONSOR recognizes plan sponsors that show a commitment to their participant’s financial health and retirement success, and are leaders in their respective categories. All maintain best practices in plan administration, with outcomes for others to emulate. The nomination form for the 2017 Plan Sponsor of the Year awards is now available.Read more >
2016 Plan Sponsor of the Year Winners
Last Year’s Winners’ Profiles
In 2016, we honored plan sponsor of the year winners in nine categories. Read their stories.Read more >
2016 Plan Sponsor of the Year Standouts
Two plan sponsors were recognized as standouts for our 2016 awards. Read their stories.Read more >
2022 Recordkeeping Survey
2023 Plan Sponsor of the Year
TRIVIAL PURSUITS: Meaning and Origin of the Idiom “Watershed Moment?”
TRIVIAL PURSUITS: From Where Did the Phrase ‘Be There With Bells On’ Originate
TRIVIAL PURSUITS: Which are the most northern, southern, eastern and western U.S. States?
2016 Plan Sponsor of the Year Finalists
Last Year’s Finalists’ Profiles
You can also read the stories of our finalists for last year’s Plan Sponsor of the Year awards.Read more >
Recognized in PLANSPONSOR Magazine
Award Winners Recognized in PLANSPONSOR Magazine
Winners and finalists of the Plan Sponsor of the Year awards will be recognized in the March issue of PLANSPONSOR magazine.Read more >
Sponsored message from Betterment
Digital Tools Help Address Current Issues For 401(k) Plans
Today’s 401(k) is mired in contradiction: critical to retirement, but alarmingly under-supported.Read more >
Winners and Finalists for Previous Years
Visit Our Awards Page for More
You can find stories of our Plan Sponsor of the Year award winners and finalists from previous years on our Awards page.Read more >
Small Talk

ON THIS DATE: In 1776, British forces occupied New York City during the American Revolution. In 1789, the U.S. Department of Foreign Affairs was renamed the Department of State. In 1853, Reverend Antoinette Brown Blackwell was ordained as the first female minister in the United States. In 1857, Timothy Alder earned a patent for the typesetting machine. In 1858, the first mail service began to the Pacific Coast of the U.S. under government contract. Coaches from the Butterfield Overland Mail Company took 12 days to make the journey between Tipton, Missouri, and San Francisco. In 1883, the University of Texas at Austin opened. In 1928, Alexander Fleming discovered the antibiotic penicillin in the mold Penicillium notatum. In 1949, “The Lone Ranger” premiered on ABC. Clayton Moore was the Lone Ranger and Jay Silverheels was Tonto. In 1950, U.N. forces landed at Inchon, Korea in an attempt to relieve South Korean forces and recapture Seoul. In 1965, “Green Acres” premiered on CBS TV. In 1982, the first issue of “USA Today” was published. In 1997, the domain name “” was registered.

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Editorial: Alison Cooke Mintzer


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