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Awards and honors

We are recognized in the industry for outstanding sales literature and education communications.

DALBAR Awards

Q1

  • #1 Ranked for Behavior Centricity for the Participant Experience
  • #2 Ranked Best-in-class Participant Website (Overall)  

DALBAR Awards

Q4

  • #1 Ranked for Behavior Centricity for the Participant Experience
  • #2 Ranked Best-in-class Participant Website (Overall)  

Q3

  • #1 Ranked for Behavior Centricity for the Participant Experience
  • #2 Ranked Best-in-class Participant Website (Overall)  

Q2

  • #1 Ranked for Behavior Centricity for the Participant Experience
  • #2 Ranked Best-in-class Participant Website (Overall)  

Q1

  • #1 Ranked for Behavior Centricity for the Participant Experience
  • #2 Ranked Best-in-class Participant Website (Overall)  

AVA Awards

  • Envision More B2B Video — Platinum
  • 2019 Animated Holiday Card — Gold 132. Digital Holiday Card
  • 2019 Animated Holiday Card — Honorable Mention 127. Animation
  • CXI Week Teaser — Honorable Mention

Videographer Awards1

Hermes Awards2

  • Enrollment Workshop Invitation – Platinum Enrollment Workshop Invite
  • CXI Week Teaser – Gold CXI Week Teaser
  • AIG Retirement Services National Retirement Savings Week Materials (NRSW) – Honorable Mention

MARCOM Awards3 -- Platinum

  • CXI Teaser
  • National Retirement Security Week Materials
  • Test your savings savvy quiz
  • ACE Conference
  • Digital Transformation campaign
  • Elevating Data Experience
  • Total Retirement Outsourcing 

1 Videographer Award entries receiving scores of 90-100 are Excellence Winners. Scores of 80-89 are Distinction Winners and 70-79 are Honorable Mention Winners.

2 Hermes Award receiving scores of 90-100 are Platinum Winners. Scores of 80-89 are Gold Winners and 70-79 are Honorable Mention Winners.

3  MARCOM Award entries receiving scores of 90-100 are Platinum Winners.

DALBAR Awards
 

Q4

  • #1 Ranked for Behavior Centricity for the Participant Experience
  • #2 Ranked Best-in-class Participant Website (Overall)  

Q3

  • #1 Ranked for Behavior Centricity for the Participant Experience
  • #2 Ranked Best-in-class Participant Website (Overall)  

Q2

  • #1 Ranked for Behavior Centricity for the Participant Experience
  • #2 Ranked Best-in-class Participant Website (Overall)  

Q1

  • #1 Ranked for Behavior Centricity for the Participant Experience
  • #2 Ranked Best-in-class Participant Website (Overall)  
  • #3 Ranked Best-in-class Mobile Website 

Pensions & Investments Eddy Award

  • Financial Wellness with Cone Health –1st Place

DALBAR Awards

Q4

  • #1 Ranked for Behavior Centricity for the Participant Experience
  • #2 Ranked Best-in-class Participant Website (Overall)  

Q3

  • #1 Ranked for Behavior Centricity for the Participant Experience
  • #2 Ranked Best-in-class Participant Website (Overall)  

Q2

  • #1 Ranked for Behavior Centricity for the Participant Experience
  • #2 Ranked Best-in-class Participant Website (Overall)  

Q1

  • #1 Ranked for Behavior Centricity for the Participant Experience
  • #2 Ranked Best-in-class Mobile Website
  • #3 Ranked Best-in-class Participant Website (Overall)  

PLANSPONSOR Magazine

  • Rated by our clients: for plan sponsor and participant services for groups with assets from < $5 MM through $1 B
  • 54 “Best in Class” Awards
  • 10 “Service Commendations”
  • DC “Survey Standout” – in $200 MM-$1 B market
    • Awarded to the three organizations that received the most Best In Class Awards in a given market
  • Service Star Team Award
    • Awarded for exemplary service over the past year

CHATHAM PARTNERS

  • “Best in Class” Retirement Plan Provider

Videographer Awards

Excellence

  • National Teacher Appreciation Week Video

Distinction

  • National Nurses Week Video

Honorable Mention

  • The New VALIC.com Website Launch Video

MarCom Awards

  • Platinum
    • Participant Experience Playbook
  • Gold
    • National Teacher Appreciation Week Video
    • Market Sector Brochures
    • American Pathway Elite 4 & 7 Brochures
    • Assured Edge Income Builder (POV, Lg Brochure and Video)
    • Assured Edge Income Builder Elite Materials
  • Honorable Mention
    • 2017 VALIC Top Advisor Conference - Hawaii
    • National Nurses Week Video
    • National Retirement Security Week Video
    • American Pathway Commutation Benefit Video

FCS Awards (previously IFCA Awards)

  • Silver
    • VALIC Digital Transformation / FutureFIT

AVA Digital Awards

  • Platinum
    • Introducing FutureFIT (Marketing – Service)
    • FutureFIT – Rocky (Image)
    • Animated Holiday E-Card
  • Gold
    • FutureFIT – Nathalie
    • FutureFIT – Ken
  • Honorable Mention
    • Participant “Smart” Video
    • The New VALIC.com Video (Marketing – Service)
    • The New VALIC.com Video (Animation)

dotCOM Awards

  • Platinum
    • Introducing FutureFIT Video
  • Gold
    • VALIC Participant Smart Video
    • Animated Holiday E-card
  • Honorable Mention
    • The New VALIC.com Website Launch Video
    • Assured Edge Income Builder
    • National Teacher Appreciation Week Video
    • National Nurses Week Video

AVA Digital Awards

  • Platinum
    • National Retirement Security Week Video 
    • VALIC 2017 Animated Holiday Card
    • VALIC 2017 Animated Holiday Card 
  • Gold
    • National Nurses Week 2017 Video 
    • Teacher Appreciation Week 2017 Video 
    • DIA Communication Benefit Video

Insured Retirement Institute - 2017 Marketing Innovation Award

  • AIG’s retirement businesses were recognized for its Income SavvySMprogram, which provides in-depth education and tools to help consumers make informed decisions to prepare for retirement and plan for the retirement income they may need.

EverFi - 2017 Financial Capability Innovation Award

  • VALIC was honored for its FutureFIT® University program, a web-based financial wellness tool designed to improve users’ financial wellness and to help them plan for the future. It uses the latest in simulation and gaming technologies to bring complex financial concepts to life for today’s digital generation.  

DALBAR Awards

  • #2 Ranked Best-in-class Mobile Website (Q1 2017)
  • #3 Ranked Best-in-class Participant Home page (For 2017)
  • #4 Ranked Best-in-class Mobile Website (Q3 2017)

Hermes Awards

  • Platinum
    • VALIC FutureFIT Brochure 
    • VALIC Web Transition Full Launch (Integrated Marketing Campaign) 
    • VALIC Enrollment Campaign (Communication Marketing Campaign) 
    • VALIC Market Sector Government Brochure 
  • Gold
    • VALIC Website Launch Video 
    • VALIC Top Advisor Conference – Atlantis (Special Event) 
    • VALIC Participant “Smart” Video 
    • VALIC Animated Holiday E-Card  
    • VALIC Website Redesign (Business to Consumer) 
    • VALIC Market Sector Healthcare Brochure 
    • VALIC Market Sector Higher Ed Brochure 
    • VALIC Introducing FutureFIT Video
    • American Pathway® Elite 4 & 7 Brochures  
  • Honorable Mention
    • Assured Edge Income Builder® Video (Internal Communication) 
    • VALIC Market Sector K-12 Brochure
    • Assured Edge Income Builder (Integrated Marketing Materials)

AVA Digital Awards

  • Platinum
    •  Goal Video: "Creating an Emergency Fund" (Animation)
    •  Goal Video: "Creating an Emergency Fund" (Information)
  • Gold
    •  AIG Annuities video: American Pathway Income Bridge (Sales tool)
  • Honorable Mention
    •  "A Winning Season" with VALIC Campaign

AVA Digital Awards

  • Platinum
    •  Goal Video: "Saving for College"  
    •  Goal Video: "New Child"  
    •  Goal Video: "Getting Married"  
    •  Goal Video: "Sources of Retirement Income"

Hermes Awards

  • Platinum
    •  Goal Video: "Saving for College"   
    •  Goal Video: "New Child"   
    •  Goal Video: "Creating an Emergency Fund"
  • Gold
    •  Goal Video: "Getting Married"   
    •  Goal Video: "Sources of Retirement Income"
    •  VALIC 2014 Holiday Wishes

MarCom Awards

  • Platinum
    •  Goal Video: "Sources of Retirement Income" (Motion Graphics) 
    •  Goal Video: "Creating an Emergency Fund" (Animation)
    •  Goal Video: "Creating an Emergency Fund" (Information)
    •  "Top Advisor" Conference materials - The Broadmoor 
    •  AIG Edward Jones materials
  • Gold
    •  Goal Video: "Sources of Retirement Income" (Information) 
    •  Building a Retirement Income Bridge
    •  A Winning Season with VALIC campaign
    •  Cone Health materials
    •  VALIC Financial Advisors, Inc. brochure
    •  VALIC New Business Prospecting fliers
    •  FunFunds Infographic
  • Honorable Mention
    •  VALIC "Reach New Heights" ad
    •  AIG QLAC materials
    •  AIG Fixed Annuity materials
    •  "Retirement Essentials" E-Newsletter  

Insurance and Financial Communicators Association (IFCA Awards)

  • Best of Show
    •  Goal Video: "Saving for College"  
  • Award of Excellence
    •  VALIC LPLAG Partnership Kickoff video
    •  AIG VALIC Edward Jones materials
  • Honorable Mention
    •  Goal Video: "New Child" 
    •  Goal Video: "Creating an Emergency Fund"
    •  Cone Health materials
    •  VALIC 2014 Sales Conference - Bermuda
    •  VALIC Financial Advisors, INC. brochure

PLANSPONSOR Magazine

  • Best-in-Class Awards for plan sponsor services:
    • Account team knowledge
    • Compliance support/testing
    • Plan design flexibility
    • Service team responsiveness
    • Staff consistency
    • Analytics/reporting/benchmarking
    • Legislative/regulatory updates
  • Best-in-Class Awards for participant services:
    • Enrollment assistance
    • On-site meetings
    • Participant statements
    • Retiree services/payments 
    • Range of investment options
    • Loan/withdrawal processing
    • Beneficiary administration

Insurance & Financial Communicators Association (IFCA Awards)

  • 2013 Top Advisor Conference: Montreal - Award of Excellence
  • Financial Planning Campaign: Focus on Your Future - Honorable Mention  

MarCom Awards

  • Platinum
    • VALIC Goal Videos – Web Video/Self Promotion  
      •  Goal Video: "Saving for College"
      •  Goal Video: "New Child"
      •  Goal Video: "Getting Married"
      •  Persona Video: Professor
    • Core Capabilities brochure for plan sponsors 
  • Gold
    • Financial Planning and Enrollment campaign: Balance for Life 
    • VALIC Infographic: April 
    • Flexible choices. Balanced future. ad 
    • National Save for Retirement Week video
    • Fixed Annuity materials product launch
  • Honorable Mention
    • 2014 Top Advisor Conference: Bermuda 
    • Celebrating 50 years and counting ad 
    • Fixed 5 Annuity product materials 
    • Persona video: Architect
    • RetireFIT promotional video
    • VALIC Infographic: January  

DALBAR Award

  • 2014 Communication Seal for our Consumer Life & Annuity Website (VALIC.com)
  • 2014 Mobile InSIGHT: Innovations in the World of Apps – Trailblazer Rating (VALIC Mobile for iPad)

PLANSPONSOR Magazine

  • Best-in-Class Awards for plan sponsor services:
    • Account team knowledge
    • Compliance support/testing
    • Plan design flexibility
    • Service team responsiveness
    • Staff consistency
  • Best-in-Class Awards for participant services:
    • Beneficiary administration
    • Education services
    • Enrollment assistance
    • On-site meetings
  • VALIC was also named a Top 10 Industry Provider by plan sponsors who would recommend VALIC to a colleague who worked for a different plan sponsor.

MarCom Awards

  • Platinum
    • VALIC Goal Videos – Web Video/Self Promotion  
      • “From Saving To Creating”
      • “Living In Retirement”
      • “Adjusting Your Retirement Picture”
      • “Understanding Investment Basics”
      • “Life/Work Changes”
    • Seventh-Day Adventist Enrollment – Employee Publication/Benefits Campaign
    • “Spectrum of Client Care” – Brochure/Capabilities
    • Enrollment Campaign – Marketing/Promo Campaign/Enrollment Campaign
  • Gold
    • VALIC.com Website – Design (Web)/Website Redesign
    • Lutheran Medical Center Enrollment – Employee Publication/Benefits
    • Financial Planning Campaign – Media Kit/Product/Service Launch
    • Financial Literacy Program – New Category/Educational Campaign

InformationWeek 500

  • InformationWeek identifies and honors the nation's most innovative users of information technology with its annual 500 listing, and also tracks the technology, strategies, investments, and administrative practices of America’s best-known companies.

DALBAR Award

  • 2013 Financial Services Communications Seal for the consumer website

Insurance & Financial Communicators Association (IFCA Awards)

  • “Cash In The Hat” Children's financial literacy program – Best of Show 
  • New VALIC.com website – Award of Excellence 
  • VALIC Goal Videos – Award of Excellence  
    • “From Saving To Creating”
    • “Living In Retirement”
    • “Adjusting Your Retirement Picture”
    • “Understanding Investment Basics”
    • “Life/Work Changes”
  • VALIC Persona Videos – Honorable Mention 
    • “Meet Joan: In retirement investor”
    • “Meet Frank: Nearing retirement investor”
    • “Meet Amanda: Early career investor”
  • “Wake Up and Smell Your Future” Presentation – Honorable Mention

MarCom Awards

  • Platinum
    • IncomeLOCK + 6, + 8 materials – Campaign/Product Launch
    • New VALIC Corporate Site (VALIC.com) – Website/Educational Institution
    • RealLife – Magazine/Special Edition
    • RealLife – Design (Print)/Magazine
    • RealLIfe – Writing/Magazine
    • “Spectrum of Client Care” – Brochure/Business to Business
  • Gold
    • “You Can Get There from Here” – Website/Informational and Marketing/Promo Campaign/Marketing Materials
    • “Destination: Retirement” Calendar – Marketing/Promotion/Materials/Calendar
    • Digital “Spectrum of Client Care” Brochure – Web/Video/Self Promotion
    • “Four Seasons” Calendar – Writing
    • “Return to Paradise” Maui Conference Materials – Marketing/Promo Campaign/Special Event
    • VALIC Testimonials – Video/Film/Corporate Image
  • Honorable Mention
    • “You Can Get There from Here” – Direct Mail/Other and Design (Print)/Direct Mail
    • “Spectrum of Client Care” Videos – Videos/Film/Educational Institution

DALBAR Award

  • 2012 Financial Services Communications Seal for the consumer website

Insurance & Financial Communicators Association (IFCA Awards)

  • “You Can Get There From Here” total women-targeted campaign – Best of Show
  • 2012 “Return to Paradise” Maui Conference materials – Award of Excellence
  • “If the Shoe Fits” B2B Conference Booth concept and ad – Award of Excellence
  • “Spectrum of Client Care” B2B Capabilities brochure – Award of Excellence
  • “Four Seasons” Desk Calendar/Planner for K-12 market – Honorable Mention

PLANSPONSOR Magazine

  • Best-in-Class Awards for participant services:
    • Participant Statements
    • Communications & Education Materials
    • Enrollment Assistance (two awards – for Small and Mid-market Plans)
    • On-site Meetings
    • Account Service Team Industry Knowledge

Mutual Fund Education Alliance (MFEA) Star Awards

  • Retirement Essentials newsletter to participants – Outstanding Achievement

Insurance & Financial Communicators Association (IFCA Awards)

  • RealLife Magazine, microsite and email campaign - Award of Excellence

PLANSPONSOR Magazine

  • Best-in-Class Awards for participant services:
    • Communication materials
    • Enrollment assistance
    • On-site meetings
    • Range of investment options
    • Participant beneficiary administration
    • Participant fee disclosure

MarCom Awards

  • Recovery Zone Campaign, Platinum
  • Recipes for Retirement: Meal Planner's Guide to Retirement, Platinum
  • Recipes for Retirement Campaign, Gold
  • Plan for Retirement (Financial Planning) Campaign, Gold

Insurance & Financial Communicators Association (IFCA Awards)

  • K-12 “Scrapbook” Monthly Planner – Award of Excellence
  • K-12 B2B Ad Series – Award of Excellence
  • Booths for Tradeshows and Enrollment Fairs – Merit

MarCom Awards 

  • Platinum
    • VALIC Brand Materials
  • Gold
    • Participant Financial Education Articles—Series
  • Honorable Mention
    • K-12 “Scrapbook” Monthly Planner

Corporate Citizens Award 

  • Presented to VALIC by the National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP), this highly prestigious honor was awarded for VALIC’s dedicated support of the education profession. The NAESP, founded in 1921 by a group of principals who sought to promote their profession, is a worldwide organization that has grown to become the most powerful voice of Pre-K through Grade 8 principals.

Houston Independent School District (HISD) Galaxy Award 

  • This honor is awarded annually by the HISD to recognize its five most dedicated business partners for the success of its schools. VALIC, along with American General, was selected from among the more than 600 businesses in Houston with HISD partnership programs.