ABG Awarded DALBAR’s Seal of Communications Excellence

Press RoomPeoria, IL - September 24, 2015 - ABG Retirement Plan Services (ABGIL) has been recognized by DALBAR, Inc. for the firm’s ability to provide plan participants with a superior standard of care and quality via the web, earning the 2015 Seal of Communications Excellence. The DALBAR Seal is the sign of distinction in the financial services industry and validation of ABG Retirement Plan Services’ dedication to providing high quality digital communications.

According to DALBAR’S evaluation of the website:

  • ABG Retirement Plan Services provides participants with a wealth of functionality to monitor and make changes to their investments, allowing them to view the products in which they are currently invested, as well as the options that are available to them. Participants are also able to see how particular investments stack up against benchmark indexes, placed directly below the investment, allowing individuals to easily compare and contrast the two.
  • ABG Retirement Plan Services also does an exceptional job at providing participants with tools and resources that are based on different life stages or situations. Participants have access to a Financial Fitness Center for life changing events such as purchasing a home or having a baby as well as the Lifetime Income Center for those nearing retirement and wanting to bridge the gap between retirement and social security payments and beyond.

“We at ABGIL are committed to providing plan participants access to information and tools that can help them save more now and successfully transition to retirement later,” said John Blossom, President and CEO of ABGIL. “Our focus continues to be on participants’ individual needs to help achieve financial success now and in the future.” In addition, ABGIL has partnered with Dave Ramsey to offer participants the opportunity and knowledge to become debt free.

ABGIL’s website was evaluated using DALBAR’s DC WebMonitor Program Criteria. DALBAR evaluates defined contribution plan participant web sites on a quarterly basis. Web sites are scored on a 100-point scale in several criteria, which are grouped into five broad categories: Functionality, Usability, Behavior Centric, Content Currency, and Consistency.

About DALBAR, Inc.
DALBAR, Inc. is the financial community’s leading independent expert for evaluating, auditing and rating business practices, customer performance, product quality and service. Launched in 1976, DALBAR has earned the recognition for consistent and unbiased evaluations of insurance companies, investment companies, registered investment advisers, broker/dealers, retirement plan providers and financial professionals. DALBAR awards are recognized as marks of excellence in the financial community.


ABG Retirement Plan Services (ABG) is a regional service office of one of the largest retirement plan administration organizations in the country. (More)

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