Ascensus Wins APEX 2011 Award of Excellence

Dresher, Pennsylvania – [July 21, 2011] – Ascensus, a leading retirement plan solutions provider, today announced that it has been awarded an APEX 2011 Award of Excellence for its first edition of the HSA Training Organizer™, a printed reference guide that helps financial organizations to effectively train their staff on health savings account (HSA) fundamentals.

More than 3,300 entries were evaluated for the 23rd annual Awards for Publication Excellence. With its distinctive packaging and quality content, Ascensus’ HSA Training Organizer won an award of excellence out of 265 entries in the “Education & Training Brochures, Manuals, & Reports” category.

“As healthcare continues to be a focal point of the economy and the financial services marketplace, Ascensus has invested in developing strong health savings account products and services,” says Steve Christenson, executive vice president, Retirement Products & Solutions at Ascensus. “Being recognized with an APEX Award for publication excellence for our HSA Training Organizer reflects our commitment to quality, innovative education and meeting our clients’ needs.”

For more than 30 years, Ascensus has provided solutions to help financial organizations keep their retirement and savings plan programs in compliance and their staff members well-trained. In 2010 it added to its line of training and reference material, releasing the first edition of the HSA Training Organizer to help its clients efficiently train their staff on the basics of HSAs. Designed to accommodate all learning styles, the guide functions as a comprehensive toolkit for financial organizations to create and customize an effective HSA training program.

Ascensus has been winning APEX awards for its reference manuals, training materials and newsletters since 1992, including a 2010 award for Publication Excellence for its IRA Training Organizer™. In the past 22 years, Ascensus has received 21 APEX awards—qualifying the organization as a leader in publications work by professional communicators. For more information about the HSA Training Organizer, call 800-346-3860 or visit

About Ascensus
With more than 30 years of industry experience, Ascensus delivers high-quality outsourcing solutions for every segment of the retirement plan marketplace. A division of Crump Group, Inc., a leading provider of retirement services and the leading insurance wholesaler in the U.S., Ascensus services nearly 27,000 defined contribution plans in the micro to large markets and administers over 1.5 million IRAs. Ascensus provides the tools and services to help people prepare for retirement: ERISA consulting, compliance and technology support, trust services, multilingual participant education, training and documentation. Solutions are offered with open architecture investment capabilities tailored to the needs of institutional partners, third party administrators, financial advisors, plan sponsors and participants. Learn more at

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