College to Begin Accepting Submissions on February 1, 2024, in the Competition for the $10,000 Prize for Best Benefits Simplification Proposal of 2024

The College will begin accepting entries in its annual competition for the best original legislative or regulatory proposal to simplify an aspect of employee benefits law. The 2024 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 in Washington, D.C. on September 14, 2024.

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.

Information on rules, eligibility, selection criteria, and submission procedures for the 2024 competition are available below.

Simplification Award Rules

Simplification Award FAQs

Simplification Award Template