Friday, December 7, 2018

ACEBC Simplification Proposal Announcement on Employee Benefits Law

AcbMany thanks to Kathryn Moore (Kentucky) for sending word of this ACEBC Competition:

The American College of Employee Benefits Counsel is sponsoring a competition, with a $10,000 prize, for the best original legislative proposal to simplify employee benefits law. This is the second year of the award, which the College hopes to offer for at least three more years. The initial award was presented at the College’s Annual Meeting and Induction Dinner in the Fall of 2018. For a submission to be eligible for the 2019 award, it must be submitted in accordance with the rules linked below, on or before April 1, 2019.

Criteria for judging submissions include the degree of simplification, prospects for enactment, and originality. Submissions must enhance, or at least have no adverse effect on, any material rights of employees and plan participants.

The award winner will be selected each year by the ACEBC Simplification Award Committee. The Award Committee’s selection of a winner will be subject to the approval of the ACEBC’s Board of Governors. Detailed rules, eligibility and selection criteria, and submissions procedures for the 2019 competition are available at An updated list of FAQs is posted at


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