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ABG Announces Finalists for 2018 Plan Sponsor of the Year Awards

Issued by: Alliance Benefit Group

Date: Oct. 19, 2018

October 17, 2018, Peoria, IL - Alliance Benefit Group, LLC (ABG) is pleased to announce the finalists for the second annual 2018 Plan Sponsor of the Year awards. This program was created by ABG to raise client awareness. Highlighting "good" behavior illustrates how plan sponsors can make a real difference in participant savings outcomes.

"Focusing on important plan design features and employee retirement readiness programs are critical to having a successful strategy for participants." said ABG's president, Don Mackanos. "We wanted to showcase some great examples and maybe establish some best practices that successful plan sponsors have adopted, in hopes of others taking notice. We want this to be an annual event and make sure that those who made a difference in their employees' retirement savings were recognized." Here are the nominees from ABG member firms for 2018:

  • Red Diamond, Inc. (Birmingham, AL) - Warren Averett
  • Reid Hospital & Health Services (Richmond, IN) - Nyhart
  • Landscape Structures Inc. (Delano, MN) - intellicents, Inc.
  • Moda, Inc. (Portland, OR) - The Retirement Plan Co.
  • Fischer Homes (Erlanger, KY) - Pension Corporation of America
  • AFNI, Inc. (Bloomington, IL) - ABG Retirement Plan Services
  • Seattle Indian Health Board (Seattle, WA) - Spectrum Pension Consultants, Inc.
  • Clyde Companies, Inc. (Orem, UT) - ABG Rocky Mountain
  • Phillips Corporation (Hanover, MD) - Columbia Benefits Consultants, Inc.
  • Dion's (Albuquerque, NM) - ABG Southwest
  • Steven Engineering, Inc. (San Francisco, CA) - Jocelyn Pension Consulting, LLC
  • Leader Dogs for the Blind (Rochester, MI) - ABG Michigan

Winners will be notified individually and will receive a beautiful award for display in their offices, plus a digital logo signifying the award for use on their website and other places. The criteria used by ABG for winners were:

  • Overall winner best plan sponsor story
  • Best plan design
  • Best participant education (wellness programs, one-on-one meetings, etc.)

The judges on the committee weren't given any client names, locations, etc. and simply decided based on the criteria listed above.

For additional information on Alliance Benefit Group go to or contact Don Mackanos at .

About Alliance Benefit Group

Alliance Benefit Group LLC (ABG), is a national organization of retirement plan, health and welfare consulting and benefit administration firms. Founded in 1991, ABG's unique structure allows its Members to maintain their independence and autonomy, yet provide all Members access to broader service offerings, sharing of best practices, and collaborative technical support. This collaboration has allowed its Members to grow more rapidly than industry counterparts, to where today ABG services 20,000 retirement plans and in excess of $70 Billion in assets. ABG's emphasis on high service standards and continuing education designations help its Members to be regularly recognized with industry awards and accolades.

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