College Now Accepting Submissions in the Competition for the $10,000 Prize for Best Benefits Simplification Proposal of 2023

The College is accepting entries in its annual competition for the best original legislative or regulatory proposal to simplify an aspect of employee benefits law. The 2023 ACEBC® Simplification Award, along with a $10,000 prize, will be presented to the author at the College’s Annual Meeting and Induction Dinner to be held at the National World War II Museum in New Orleans on November 4, 2023.

Criteria for judging submissions will 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 is 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.

Submissions for the 2023 Competition are due by June 30, 2023. Information on rules, eligibility, selection criteria, and submission procedures for the 2023 competition are available below.

Simplification Award Rules

Simplification Award FAQs

Simplification Award Template