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An Overview of Nonqualified Deferred-Compensation Plans (Webinar)
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An Overview of Nonqualified Deferred-Compensation Plans (Webinar)

The webinar will help advisors offer guidance to their clients that will maximize the benefits derived from deferred-compensation plans.

When: Tuesday, January 8, 2019
12:00 - 1:00 PM ET
Where: Online Webinar
United States
Presenter: John Baergen, CFP, CLU
Contact: Member Services

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Program Overview

A deferred-compensation plan is an employer-sponsored benefit for chosen employees in which participating employees defer a portion of their annual income into the plan before taxes and the employer promises to distribute that money, plus any earnings and additional employer contributions, at a future time. These plans can help employees save beyond 401(k) plan limitations to help meet their overall savings and retirement goals. Employees can also use a deferred-compensation plan as a tool to help manage the impact of taxes when the benefits are paid. This webinar will help advisors offer guidance to their clients  that will maximize the benefits derived from deferred-compensation plans. Various plan designs will be explored, market trends will be identified, and the features of various funding vehicles will be discussed.


Attendees will:

  • Gain an in-depth understanding of nonqualified deferred-compensation plans, including the benefits and considerations of these plans

  • Explore options for plan design

  • Learn about current market trends

  • Learn how these plans can be used to retain key employees

  • Examine the pros and cons of various funding vehicles for these plans


Featured Speaker:


John Baergen, CFP, CLU is Vice President - Executive Benefits Consulting of The Principal. John has an extensive background in case design, sales engineering, technical specifications, and consulting for nonqualified retirement solutions. With his background and ability to communicate effectively with both financial professionals and clients, John provides invaluable services in our nonqualified efforts. John joined The Principal in 2005. John received a Bachelor Degree in Marketing from the University of North Texas. He then went on to complete the Certificate Program in Financial Planning from the College for Financial Planning in Denver, Colorado. In 1997, John successfully earned the designation as Certified Financial Planner™ (CFP) and in 2006 earned the Certified Life Underwriter designation (CLU). He is a Registered Representative and an Investment Advisory Representative (IAR). John has attained a NASD series 6 (Variable Securities) and series 63 (Blue Sky laws) licenses.


Educational Level



CE Credits

1 CFP® credit, 1 CPE (accounting) credit, and 1 PACE/PRCE (Professional Recertification) credit have been approved.

$5.00 fee per credit.

You must participate in the live webinar in order to earn CE credits. For those requesting credits, a certificate of completion will be emailed to you about a week after the webinar, upon successful completion of the webinar. For CFP® credit, FSP will report your credit to the CFP Board for you after the webinar.


Registration Fee (includes PowerPoint and access to the archived program)

FSP Premier Members FSP Members Non Members
Live Event: INCLUDED* INCLUDED* $99.99
CFP® Credit: INCLUDED $5 $5
CPE Credit: INCLUDED $5 $5

* FSP Members still need to register as usual.

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Program Material

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Program Archive

This program will be recorded and archived and the link to the recording will be emailed to all registrants about a week after the webinar.  The recording will also be accessible by all FSP members in the Member Resources area of the Website within 24 hours of the webinar. The recording will include both the audio portion and PowerPoint slides.


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