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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 help achieve their desired retirement outcomes, we are winning — together.

Top Workplace

Empower is a 2022 Denver Post and 2022 Hartford Courant Top Workplace and is also recognized nationally as a Top Workplace for Great Leadership, Innovation, Compensation & Benefits, and Work-Life Flexibility.1

Denver Post & Hartford Courant Top Workplace
Denver Post top workplaces 2022

Empower received a score of 100!

Empower was named Best Place to Work for LGBTQ+ Equality in the Human Rights Campaign 2022 Corporate Equality Index.2

2022 Corporate Equality Index award, Best places to work for equality and inclusion
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Empower praised by financial advisors in six key service categories

Empower was recognized in six key service categories at the third annual Financial Advisor IQ Service Awards: “Best Participant Tools,” “Best Reporting,” “Best Price,” “Best Cybersecurity/Privacy,” “Best Client Service,” and “Best Overall.” 3

NAPA Advisors Choice award 2022

Empower recognized for top-tier service by plan advisors in 2022

Empower garnered Top Service ratings for recordkeepers in all five asset ranges, from micro to mega, in NAPA's inaugural Advisors' Choice Awards.4

Empower ranked one of the 2021 top service providers

Empower was proud to be ranked one of the top service providers earning 41 awards and service commendations from the annual PLANSPONSOR DC Survey.5

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

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.6

Empower Retirement scores 80% on Disability Equality index for 2020
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The most favorable and best-rated 401(k) company among advisers

Notable No. 1 finishes include:7

  • #1 Value for price (9 years in a row)
  • #1 Overall service (4 years in a row)

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President and CEO, Empower Retirement

"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

Recognition for creative participant education excellence 8

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MarCom Awards




Communicator Awards


PSCA Signature Awards


Hermes Creative Awards


P&I Eddy Awards


Retirement Plan Monitor gold medal

1 Denver Post Top Workplace awards 2022.
2 Human Rights Campaign 2022 Corporate Equality Index.
3 As of September 28, 2022. Financial Advisor IQ Service Awards,
4 National Association of Plan Advisors 2022 Advisors’ Choice Awards.
5 2021 PLANSPONSOR Defined Contribution Survey, as of January 2022.
6 2020 Disability Equality Index,
7 PLANADVISER retirement plan adviser survey, October 2020.
8 MarCom awards as of November, 2020. Retirement Plan Monitor as of December, 2020. NAGDCA, P&I Eddy, Hermes Creative, Communicator Awards as of 2021. PSCA Signature as of 2022.

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