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MassMutual Retirement Services and Clients Capture 10 PSCA Signature Awards

Sep 11, 2013

(Springfield, MA) – The Plan Sponsor Council of America (PSCA) presented three golds among multiple other Signature Awards to MassMutual’s Retirement Services Division and its clients, recognizing their joint efforts in helping American workers plan and save for retirement. The awards, which honor excellence in retirement plan communication and education, were announced September 10 during a special ceremony at PSCA’s 66th Annual Conference in Scottsdale, Ariz.

MassMutual and its clients earned a total of 10 awards for both sponsor and participant communications including:

PSCA Awards – MassMutual and Clients
Gold (Category: Increasing Participation & Savings Rates – Small Company)

MassMutual / Werner Enterprises
Silver (Category: Asset Allocation)
MassMutual / Chart Industries, Inc.
Silver (Category: Language & Cultural Diversity)
MassMutual / International Union of Operating Engineers Local 4 Annuity and Savings Plan
Silver (Category: Increasing Participation & Savings Rates – Small Company)
MassMutual / Churchill Downs Inc.
Bronze (Category: Retirement Readiness)
MassMutual / International Union of Operating Engineers Local 4 Annuity and Savings Plan
Bronze (Category: Language & Cultural Diversity
MassMutual / The Animation Guild 401(k) Plan
Bronze (Category: Increasing Participation & Savings Rates – Small Company)
MassMutual / Stillwater Mining Company

PSCA Awards – MassMutual Provider Awards
MassMutual also garnered awards in multiple categories for its innovative educational programs and campaigns:

Gold (Category: Digital Innovations) for MassMutual’s “The Smart View” Online Talk Show Gold (Category: Financial Wellness & Education – General) for MassMutual’s RetireSmartSM National Campaign Silver (Category: Plan Publications) for MassMutual’s ERISA Advisory Services Communications

“The PSCA Signature Awards recognize excellence in defined contribution plan communication and education,” says Robert Benish, executive director and chief operating officer with PSCA. “MassMutual continues to offer innovative and engaging approaches to break through the clutter to motivate employees to take action, whether it’s to participate, to increase their deferral or to diversify their investments. Garnering 10 awards, MassMutual deserves recognition as one of the foremost leaders in the retirement services industry,” adds Benish.

“These PSCA awards confirm to us that we are fulfilling our mission,” says Elaine Sarsynski, executive vice president of MassMutual’s Retirement Services Division and chairman and CEO of MassMutual International LLC. “By focusing on creative and engaging communication and education solutions that motivate participants to take action, we are helping plan sponsors provide truly valuable retirement solutions for their employees and helping those employees prepare to retire on their own terms, with choices,” adds Sarsynski.

The Plan Sponsor Council of America is a nonprofit association advocating increased retirement security through profit sharing, 401(k) and related defined contribution programs.

For more information about MassMutual’s Retirement Services Division, please contact your financial professional or call MassMutual at 1-866-444-2601.

About MassMutual
Founded in 1851, MassMutual is a leading mutual life insurance company that is run for the benefit of its members and participating policyholders. The company has a long history of financial strength and strong performance, and although dividends are not guaranteed, MassMutual has paid dividends to eligible participating policyholders every year since the 1860s. With whole life insurance as its foundation, MassMutual provides products to help meet the financial needs of clients, such as life insurance, disability income insurance, long term care insurance, retirement/401(k) plan services, and annuities. In addition, the company’s strong and growing network of financial professionals helps clients make good financial decisions for the long-term.

MassMutual Financial Group is a marketing name for Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company (MassMutual) and its affiliated companies and sales representatives. MassMutual is headquartered in Springfield, Massachusetts and its major affiliates include: Babson Capital Management LLC; Baring Asset Management Limited; Cornerstone Real Estate Advisers LLC; The First Mercantile Trust Company; MassMutual International LLC; MML Investors Services, LLC, Member FINRA and SIPC; OppenheimerFunds, Inc.; and The MassMutual Trust Company, FSB.

MassMutual’s Retirement Services Division has been serving retirement plans for more than 65 years. It offers a full range of products and services for corporate, union, nonprofit and governmental employers' defined benefit, defined contribution and nonqualified deferred compensation plans. It serves approximately 3 million participants.

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