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Issue: Winter 2019

2019 ACEBC Employee Benefits Simplification Award Process is Now Open for Submissions

The American College of Employee Benefits Counsel has announced that it is now accepting submissions for the 2019 Employee Benefits Simplification Award. The Award will be presented to the best original legislative proposal to simplify an aspect of employee benefits law.

The award, established through a generous commitment of David Gordon, a former president of the College, provides a prize of $10,000. Mr. Gordon conceived the Award competition as a way to encourage those working in the benefits field to develop concrete proposals that would reduce costly and unnecessary complexity.

Entries for the 2019 Award must be submitted on or before April 1, 2019. The winning authors will be honored at the College’s Annual Meeting to be held in Washington, D.C. in September 2019. Further information, including the rules governing submissions and FAQs, can be found at The ideas submitted by the winners of the 2018 Simplification Award (John Turner of the Pension Policy Center and Jen Brown of UnidosUS) can be found here.