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How Has Tax Reform Impacted NQDC Plans?

PSCA’s Annual NQDC Survey will answer that question and more: deadline May 17.


Hattie Greenan

The Plan Sponsor Council of America (PSCA), part of the American Retirement Association (ARA), is conducting its third annual survey of nonqualified deferred compensation (NQDC) plans – and is offering plan sponsors an opportunity to receive a free copy of the benchmarking data.

“The annual nonqualified deferred compensation survey is an excellent resource for plan sponsors to benchmark their deferred compensation programs,” said Hattie Greenan, PSCA’s director of research. “This year’s survey will also show us what, if any, impact tax reform is having on nonqualified benefit offerings.”

The 2019 survey is a follow-up to PSCA’s 2018 and 2016 studies. The 2018 survey revealed that the most common reason employers offer a NQDC plan is to “have a competitive benefits package” (36.3 percent) followed by “helping eligible employees accumulate assets (23.4 percent). The research confirms that many employers consider these NQDC plans to play a key role in attracting and retaining top talent.

All survey respondents will receive a free copy of the report, a $595 value, as well as complimentary access to a webinar discussing the impact of the data on plan design. To participate in the 2019 NQDC Plan Survey click here.

Plan advisors and providers who successfully refer clients to the survey are eligible to receive a free copy of the results as well. To request a sample customized e-mail suitable for extending the opportunity to plan sponsor clients and prospects, or for other questions, contact PSCA at

For more information and to access previous NQDC reports, visit

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