1. Category Analysis/Selection

Senior editorial members, leveraging feedback from our esteemed judges, review and update categories annually to properly reflect changes in industry best practices, priorities and trends. We set requirements for detailed data, metrics and examples to help ensure the individuals and organizations selected honor the very best the profession has to offer. 

2. Ensuring a Diverse Slate of Entrants

BenefitsPRO works to ensure its recognitions honor the absolute best that the industry has to offer, and the only way to do that is to ensure that we receive an array of relevant nominations that represent diverse backgrounds, geographies and organization types. We leverage the BenefitsPRO community in an effort to assure that a broad swath of the industry is aware of and participates in these recognitions.

3. Nomination Review Process

In correspondence with the award’s criteria, our senior editors review all submissions before presenting a shortlist to our esteemed judging panel.

4. Judging

An independent panel of industry experts diligently reviews the nominations without bias to select the industry’s most influential professionals and organizations. The judges are extremely knowledgeable within the field, and they in no way directly compete with the work that is being judged. We require all judges to announce any conflicts and exclude themselves from categories where they feel bias may occur.

5.  Recognition

Once the 2024 LUMINARIES have been notified of their selection, the chosen professionals and organizations are profiled on BenefitsPRO.com in early October.