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We’re proud that our clients recognize the outstanding service we provide.

The awards earned for our shared efforts demonstrate the bold steps we’re taking to transform the workplace saving system.

Our awards make it clear that, when it comes to providing the tools participants need to achieve their desired retirement outcomes, we are winning — together.

2020 Financial Advisor iQ service award

Financial Advisor IQ Awards9

In the inaugural Financial Advisor IQ Awards, Empower was ranked Top in 5 of 6 Recordkeeping categories. 

2020 Retirement Leader of the Year7

Empower Retirement was named 2020 Retirement Leader of the Year in the annual Mutual Fund Industry Awards organized by Pageant Media.

Empower Retirement recognized among ‘Best Places to Work for Disability Inclusion’8

The Disability Equality Index (DEI) was launched in 2015 and is considered the most comprehensive benchmarking tool for disability inclusion for Fortune 1000 and America’s top 200 revenue grossing law firms.

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Empower Retirement scores 80% on Disability Equality index for 2020

The most favorable and best-rated 401(k) company among advisers2

Notable No. 1 finishes include:2

  • Value for price (8 years in a row)
  • Best overall service to small plans (3 years in a row)
  • Participant website and online tools
  • Sponsor website and reporting
  • Advisor sales/marketing support
  • Web tools/functionality for advisors
  • Fee structure for advisors
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Outstanding Service1

  • 77 best-in-class awards (cups)
  • service commendations
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Recognition for creative participant education excellence 3


MarCom Awards




Communicator Awards


PSCA Signature Awards


Hermes Creative Awards


P&I Eddy Awards


Retirement Plan Monitor gold medal

Awards Combined
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Top 100 Innovators in Diversity & Inclusion (2018 Mogul4)

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Best Companies to Work For In Colorado (Zippia5)

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America’s Best Customer Service (2019 Newsweek6)

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"Our top rankings are a testament to the valuable features and excellent services we provide plan sponsors."

Edmund F. Murphy III
President and CEO, Empower Retirement

1 Based on best-in-class awards from PLANSPONSOR 2019 DC Survey, February 2020.
2 PLANADVISER retirement plan adviser survey, October 2019.
3 MarCom awards as of November, 2019. Pensions & Investments, Hermes, Communicator, NAGDCA, Retirement Plan Monitor as of December 31, 2019. PSCA Signature award as of May, 2020.
4 Mogul,, January 2018.
5 2019 Zippia Best Place to Work Rankings.
6 2019 Newsweek Best Customer Service rankings.
7 2020 Mutual Fund Industry Awards, organized by Pageant Media.
8 2020 Disability Equality Index,
9 As of September 21, 2020, Financial Advisor IQ Service Awards,

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