ING U.S. Wins Industry Recognition for Excellence in Retirement Readiness Tools and Communications


ING U.S. announced today that its Retirement Solutions business earned industry recognition for its retirement readiness tools and communications throughout the 2012-2013 awards season.

Most recently, at the Plan Sponsor Council of America (PSCA) Annual National Conference held in September, ING U.S. received two Signature Awards. Presented annually by PSCA for more than 15 years, the awards are designed to recognize best practices and excellence in providing investment education and communication to defined contribution plan participants.

For one of those awards, ING U.S.’s mobile retirement plan account app, ING Retire, took home the bronze in the “Digital Innovations” category. Available for owners of iPhone®, iPod Touch®, iPad®, Android™ and Kindle™ devices, ING Retire allows ING U.S.’s more than 5.3 million retirement plan participants to quickly access and manage their retirement plan account while on-the-go with full balance and transactional capabilities.

“The rapid pace of change in technology and mobile communications continues to transform the way consumers spend their time—working, purchasing, entertaining themselves and making financial decisions,” said Patrick Kennedy, chief marketing officer for ING U.S. Retirement Solutions. “Our goal is to educate and motivate individuals by reaching them when and where they want to connect, talk, learn and act. By harnessing the power of mobile technology, ING Retire allows participants to engage with their retirement plan at their convenience—a key driver in advancing their state of retirement readiness.”

Since 2012, ING U.S. has earned a number of communication honors across all the retirement plan market segments it serves. In addition to the PSCA Signature Awards, recognition came from the National Association of Government Defined Contribution Administrators (NAGDCA) with four Leadership Recognition awards; the Insurance & Financial Communicators Association (IFCA) with four awards, including Best of Show for the State of Michigan “Give your Retirement Plan a Raise” campaign; Pensions & Investments with ten Eddy’s; The International Academy of Visual Arts Communicator Award of Distinction; and AVA Digital with three honors for video production, special effects and animation.

For each award, engagement results were factored into the judges’ decision, in addition to strong creative development and successful execution.

“Not only are these awards a testament to the talented people who work tirelessly to surpass the needs of our plan sponsors and participants, they also demonstrate our strong commitment to partnering with plan sponsor clients to help their employees meet their retirement readiness goals,” added Kennedy.

As an industry leader and advocate for greater retirement readiness, ING U.S. is committed to the mission of making a secure financial future possible — one person, one family and one institution at a time.

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About ING U.S.
ING U.S. (NYSE: VOYA), which plans to rebrand in the future as Voya Financial, is a premier retirement, investment and insurance company serving the financial needs of approximately 13 million individual and institutional customers in the United States. The company’s vision is to be America’s Retirement Company and its guiding principle is centered on solving the most daunting financial challenge facing Americans today—retirement readiness. Working directly with clients and through a broad group of financial intermediaries, independent producers, affiliated advisors and dedicated sales specialists, ING U.S. provides a comprehensive portfolio of asset accumulation, asset protection and asset distribution products and services. With a dedicated workforce of approximately 7,000 employees, ING U.S. is grounded in a clear mission to make a secure financial future possible — one person, one family and one institution at a time. For more information, visit

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