Application Deadline: January 31, 2020

The 401(k) Champion Award honors employees who "love" their 401(k)s. A 401(k) Champion leads by example. He or she is committed to act now to secure a retirement someday in the future.

To compete for the award, please complete this application form before the deadline. (January 31, 2020)

Three award-winners will be announced in April 2020. Each will be recognized as a 401(k) Champion and awarded a cash prize of $1,000.

To be eligible to be considered, you must be 21 or over, and be currently participating in your 401(k). Employees of the sponsor are not eligible. A full set of rules is posted on www.juliejason.com/award. 

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* 1. What is your contact information? If you are a finalist we will be contacting you during the month of March 2020 for a telephone interview.

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* 2. What is your age?

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* 3. Are you currently participating in a 401(k) plan? If you are not currently participating in a 401(k), you will not be eligible for the award.  (A participant does not need to be currently contributing to the 401(k), as in the case of a retiree.)

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* 4. What is the name of the employer sponsoring your 401(k)?

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* 5. Does your 401(k) plan have a match? 

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* 6. If your 401(k) plan has a match, how does it work?

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* 7. If you were to advise co-workers about why they should contribute to (and/or maximize) their 401(k)s, what would you say? This is your chance to tell your story about why you "love" your 401(k). If your 401(k) plan has a match, be sure to explain how the match affects your participation, if at all.

The judges will use the following criteria to evaluate your response: (1) persuasiveness of explaining the importance of employee participation in 401(k)s; (2) conveying your own appreciation of the value of your 401(k) as a retirement goal; and (3) clarity and demonstration of overall knowledge of 401(k) plans as a retirement tool.

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* 8. If you were to be named as a 401(k) Champion, what would you be willing to do to inspire non-participants to participate in the 401(k)? Please be as specific and detailed as possible.

The judges will use the following criteria to evaluate your response: (1) willingness to inspire others to participate in their 401(k) plans; (2) creativity and innovation in the methods you would use; and (3) clarity of expression, eloquence, mechanics of word choice, grammar and spelling.

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* 9. How did you first learn about 401(k)s?

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* 10. How did you hear about the 401(k) Champion Award?

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* 11. Do you have any additional comments or questions?

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* 12. To be considered for the 401(k) Champion Award, you must agree to the Official Rules at www.JulieJason.com/award).

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