Ted Benna is commonly referred to as the “father of 401(k)” because he created and gained IRS
approval of the first 401(k) savings plan. He has received many citations for his accomplishments including:
- 2001 National Jefferson Award recipient for Greatest Public Service by a Private Citizen,
- 2001 Player of the Year selected by Defined Contribution News,
- one of eight individuals selected by Money Magazine for its special 20th Anniversary Issue Hall of Fame,
- selected by Business Insurance as one the four People of the Century,
- one of ten selected by Mutual Fund Market News for its special 10th Anniversary Issue Legends in Our Own Time and
- Lifetime Achievement Award by Defined Contribution News 2005.
Ted has authored four books the latest of which is 401(k) for Dummies.