June 1, 2017
NEW YORK – AXA, a leader in providing financial security and retirement products, announced today that it received first place in Plan Sponsor Council of America’s (PSCA) 2017 Signature Awards in the category of Provider Campaigns for its 403(b) Learning Lab program. There were 12 categories recognized by PSCA at its National Conference earlier this month.
PSCA is a leading association for sponsors of voluntary, employer-based retirement plans in the United States and its annual Signature Awards recognizes excellence in retirement plan communication and investment education. The category of Provider Campaigns highlights service providers’ communications to their clients.
“Award-winning campaigns are those that engage employees and drive action,” said Tony Verheyen, PSCA Executive Director. “The winners are examples of what can work when the company values its retirement plan and its employees by striving to make the plan a best-in-class benefit for participants. This year’s winners are setting the industry standard for outcome-driven communication and education to help participants achieve financial well-being and a secure retirement.”
AXA’s 403(b) Learning Lab Program, www.axa.com/teachers, was designed in collaboration with K-12 educators by initiating research and conducting focus groups to understand how best to explain the features of a 403(b) and how those educators can begin regular retirement savings. This go-to retirement resource is characterized by a colorful, app-like feel, and it employs a unique design and “snackable” informative content that is quickly and easily digested in small doses to accommodate educators’ busy lives.
“We are honored to be recognized by PSCA,” said Kevin Molloy, head of AXA’s Retirement Plan Services. “As a leading provider of 403(b)s to K-12 educators, we and our nationwide force of approximately 1,000 dedicated AXA Advisors financial professionals feel a responsibility to help provide educators with the resources to prepare for a comfortable retirement by supplementing their districts’ pension plan.”
Using clear, jargon-free language, the 403(b) Learning Lab details how a 403(b) plan can enhance a pension. It helps by providing defined, actionable steps to break down barriers that inhibit educators from enrolling in a savings plan.
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