March 27, 2014

    MassMutual Retirement Services and Clients Capture Five First Place P&I Eddy Awards

    MassMutual Retirement Services and Clients Capture Five First Place P&I Eddy Awards

    (Springfield, MA) – Pensions & Investments (P&I) presented five first place Eddy Awards to MassMutual’s Retirement Services Division and its clients during the annual awards luncheon at the DC East 2014 conference on March 3. The Eddy Awards, sponsored by P&I Magazine since 1995, identify and reward best practices in providing investment education to defined contribution plan participants. Judges include representatives from P&I and some of the largest retirement plan providers in the U.S.

    MassMutual garnered three first place awards in the service provider category:

    • 1st Place (Category: Conversions – Corporate, 5,000 or fewer employees) for its successful conversion campaign for Broadway Bank.
    • 1st Place (Tie) (Category: Special Projects – Corporate) for its “Reaching the Finish Line” enrollment campaign with Churchill Downs Incorporated.
    • 1st Place (Category: Special Projects – Generic) for its animated Investing in Retirement and Asset Allocation edutainment videos.

    MassMutual’s plan sponsor clients also earned two first place awards:

    • Churchill Downs Incorporated: 1st Place (Tie) (Category: Special Projects – Corporate) for its “Reaching the Finish Line” enrollment campaign
    • International Union of Operating Engineers Local 4 Annuity and Savings Plan (IUOE Local 4): 1st Place (Category: Special Projects – Union) for its “Game Plan” themed educational meeting event and campaign.

    This is not the first time Churchill Downs Incorporated’s 2013 enrollment campaign and IUOE Local 4’s education meeting and campaign have earned national recognition. The Plan Sponsor Council of America (PSCA) awarded Silver and Bronze to IUOE Local 4 during its 66th annual Signature Awards ceremony on Sept. 10. Churchill Downs Incorporated’s campaign earned Silver during the ceremony.

    “The prestigious P&I Eddy Awards recognize the best in defined contribution education,” says E. Heather Smiley, senior vice president and chief marketing officer for MassMutual’s Retirement Services Division. “I am proud that in working to serve our clients we have received the highest number of first place awards among all providers. MassMutual continues to offer innovative and engaging approaches to help participants break through the clutter and take action, and these awards confirm that we are successfully fulfilling that mission,” adds Smiley.

    For more information about MassMutual’s Retirement Services Division, please contact your financial professional or call MassMutual at 1-800-874-2502, option 4.

    About MassMutual
    Founded in 1851, MassMutual is a leading mutual life insurance company that is run for the benefit of its members and participating policyowners. 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 policyowners consistently 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 2.6 million participants.