College Announces Annual $10,000 Prize for Best Benefits Simplification Proposal

The College is pleased to announce it is sponsoring a competition for the best original legislative proposal to simplify an aspect of employee benefits law. The prize amount will be $10,000. The College anticipates continuing to sponsor the competition annually for at least five years. The initial award was presented at the College’s Annual Meeting and Induction Dinner in the Fall of 2018.

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 from among eligible submissions. 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 2019 FAQs is posted at

Simplification Award Rules

Simplification Award FAQs