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Your Source for NQDC Market Information

As a leader in the nonqualified deferred compensation (NQDC) market, we know NQDC plans are effective for plan sponsors and participants alike — and we've done the homework to prove it. Browse the information below to understand how these benefits help employers meet organizational goals while helping key employees address their financial needs.

2013 Trends in Nonqualified Deferred Compensation

2012 Trends in NQ Deferred CompPublished in June 2014, the most current research from The Principal® spotlights participants' experiences with NQDC plans. Learn which factors drive satisfaction with these benefits, how deferral decisions are made and the role of these plans in retirement readiness for key employees.

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As a leading provider of nonqualified deferred compensation plans[1], The Principal® consults with financial professionals and plan sponsors on their plans. Working with a partner that designs and services all types of plans – large and small, new and existing – means you benefit from our experience and understanding of the trends within the market. We even provide an initial plan review of existing plans at no cost to you.

Based on total number of NQDC plans, PLANSPONSOR Deferred Compensation Plan Buyer's Guide, December 2013.

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Talk to your financial professional about whether you’re getting the most value out of your current deferred compensation plan. Or, submit a request for one of our top affiliated financial professionals in your area to contact you.

Insurance issued and plan administrative services provided by Principal Life Insurance Company. Securities offered through Princor Financial Services Corporation, 800-247-1737, member SIPC. Principal Life and Princor are members of the Principal Financial Group, Des Moines, IA 50392.
Fast Facts

- 91% of participants   consider NQDC plans most   important in reaching   retirement goals
- Participants expect an   average of 26% of   retirement income from   NQDC plans
- Progress towards savings   goals is the leading factor   in determining a deferral   amount

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