Team Elite FAQ 2019

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2019 TEAM ELITE AND TEAM ELITE PLATINUM FAQ

Team Elite FAQ

  • Q1:What must I do to qualify for Team Elite in 2019?

    QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: *6 QUALIFYING MONTHS
    (QUALIFYING MONTHS DO NOT NEED TO BE CONSECUTIVE)

    New Team Elite Qualification Period: Rolling 12 months: January 1, 2019–January 31, 2020
    Requalifying Team Elite Qualification Period: January 1, 2019–December 31, 2019

    Pre-Velocity

    Velocity

    **15 G1 Qualified Breakaway Executives/Brand Representatives

    6 G1 Brand Representatives


    4 Leadership Teams:

    1 with 10,000+ Leadership Team Sales Volume

    1 with 20,000+ Leadership Team Sales Volume

    1 with 30,000+ Leadership Team Sales Volume

    1 with 40,000+ Leadership Team Sales Volume

    TEAM ELITE MAINTENANCE PERIOD: JANUARY–FEBRUARY 2020

    Pre-Velocity

    Velocity

    12 G1 Qualified Breakaway Executives/Brand Representatives

    6 G1 Brand Representatives


    3 Leadership Teams:

    1 with 10,000+ Leadership Team Sales Volume

    1 with 20,000+ Leadership Team Sales Volume

    1 with 30,000+ Leadership Team Sales Volume

    *Each Qualifying Month must be achieved pursuant to whichever Title Determination requirements you are subject to that month. Qualifying Months can only be used for one Team Elite Qualification Period. The 6 Qualifying Months may include any combination of Qualifying Months achieved under Pre-Velocity and Velocity requirements.
    **A Qualified Breakaway Executive is a G1 Executive that is paid as Executive through Blue Diamond or a Provisional Executive (PEXEC), Demoting Executive (DEXEC), that has an Executive that is paid as an Executive through Blue Diamond or Brand Representative using Flex Blocks.

    TERMS AND CONDITIONS

    2020 TEAM ELITE TRIP TERMS AND CONDITIONS

    1. Qualified Team Elite Trip participants will receive two economy class airline tickets per account from their nearest major airport (as determined by the Company) to the selected destination. The Company will determine the maximum allotment price per ticket. Any additional costs are the responsibility of trip participants.
    2. The Company will pay for all Company-sponsored meals, activities, and events for a maximum of two people per account. Meals, activities, and events outside those sponsored by the Company are the responsibility of trip participants. The total cost of the Team Elite Trip will vary each year. If more than two people from a Brand Affiliate Account elect to participate in a trip, all additional costs will be the responsibility of the trip participant. Eligibility of children and immediate family members to attend the trip may be determined by the Company at a later date.
    3. Airline upgrade requests will be the responsibility of the trip participants.
    4. Trip participants will receive one room per account for the length of the trip, as determined by the Company.
    5. Trip participants must attend the trip for which they have qualified. The company will not honor a request to attend a future trip, regardless of circumstances.
    6. The 2020 Team Elite Trip is not transferable.
    7. Trip participants acknowledge and agree to provide the Company with a designated credit card to cover personal expenses beyond what the Company has agreed to pay for. Trip participants authorize the Company to charge designated credit cards for all personal expenses incurred by the participants and their traveling companions, including all related fees, charges, and applicable taxes.
    8. Where there is only one person on an account, the following may participate as the account’s second attendee, at the company’s discretion:
      • An immediate family member (child, sibling, parent, or grandparent) or a significant other; and
      • A non-Brand Representative Brand Affiliate who has never achieved the rank of Brand Representative or higher.
    9. The value of the Team Elite Trip may be considered a benefit in kind by the tax authorities in your market and deemed taxable income to trip participants. Nu Skin is legally required to report the total benefit in kind per person to the tax authorities. All taxes are the sole responsibility of the trip participants who receive them. Nu Skin advises each trip participant to seek advice from his/her tax consultant to determine whether all or any part of the value of the Team Elite Trip needs to be declared to the tax authorities. Nu Skin will provide the exact value of the Team Elite Trip upon request. Trip participants agree that Nu Skin will not be responsible for the payment of any taxes, fines or penalties incurred by the trip participants by attending the Team Elite Trip and/or failing to properly report the trip on their tax returns.

     

    OTHER TERMS AND CONDITIONS

    1. Participation in the Team Elite Program constitutes a Brand Affiliate’s full and unconditional agreement to and acceptance of the Qualification Rules.
    2. Any Brand Affiliate in good standing may participate in the Team Elite Program. A Brand Affiliate who violates the terms and conditions of their Brand Affiliate Agreement or these Qualification Rules may be deemed ineligible. Eligibility for all Team Elite benefits is based on meeting all requirements of the applicable Sales Performance Plan, including all monthly customer sales requirements.
    3. The Company reserves the right to audit and assess the validity of Brand Representative accounts and their related sales volume. Any Brand Representative account that was established in violation of the requirements set forth in the Brand Affiliate Agreement and applicable Sales Performance Plan will be considered invalid and may result in disciplinary action. It is strictly prohibited for Brand Affiliates to use false identification numbers, false names, or false accounts; to buy additional product to maintain or achieve a title; to use any other form of manipulation that violates the terms and conditions of the applicable Sales Performance Plan, or its spirit and intent; or to encourage others to perform any prohibited action.
    4. The Company reserves the right to (i) modify or terminate the Team Elite program or (ii) modify the Qualification Rules at any time based on performance, participation, or other factors, at the Company’s sole discretion.
    5. In the event the Company determines that any manipulation of the applicable Sales Performance Plan or Qualification Rules has occurred, the Company may, at its discretion, withhold Team Elite benefits, take any actions provided under the Brand Affiliate Agreement, and seek to recover any expenditures or other costs associated with the Team Elite Trip, or any other costs incurred by the Company as a result of the manipulation, including by withholding future sales compensation.
    6. Leadership Team: A G1 Brand Representative that meets certain Leadership Team Sales Volume benchmarks in a month.
    7. Leadership Team Sales Volume: Leadership Team Sales Volume is the sum of Consumer Group Sales Volume in your G1–G6 for a given G1 Brand Representative.

    For definitions and further information regarding capitalized terms please refer to your Brand Affiliate Agreement, which includes the applicable Sales Performance Plan, Policies and Procedures, and all related agreements.

    For the purposes of these Qualification Rules, “Company” refers to Nu Skin International, Inc., and its affiliates.
    “Executive” refers to Executive–Blue Diamond titles, and will be used interchangeably and with equivalent meaning to “Brand Representative”.

  • Q2: Can I qualify for awards or trips using Pre-Velocity Team Elite Trip Qualification Rules if I haven’t opted into Velocity title determination?

    A2: Yes. You can qualify as a 2019 Team Elite to attend the 2020 Team Elite Trip to New Zealand using whichever title determination requirements you’re subject to in each Qualifying Month.

  • Q3: How will my Team Elite qualification be affected if I opt into Velocity title determination in 2019?

    A3: You must achieve each Qualifying Month with whichever title determination requirements you are subject to in that specific month. Qualifying Months can only be used for one Team Elite Qualification Period. Your 6 Qualifying Months can include any combination of Qualifying Months achieved under Pre-Velocity and Velocity requirements.    

  • Q4: What do I need to do to maintain my Team Elite status for the 2020 New Zealand Team Elite Trip if I qualified for the 2020 New Zealand Team Elite Trip in 2019 and have since opted into Velocity title determination in January 2020?

    A4: You need to maintain your 6 G1 Brand Representatives and 3 Leadership Teams (1 with 10,000+ Leadership Team Sales Volume; 1 with 20,000+ Leadership Team Sales Volume; and 1 with 30,000+ Leadership Team Sales Volume) from January–February 2020. 

  • Q5: What are my maintenance requirements if I met the Team Elite requirements to attend the 2020 Team Elite Trip to New Zealand?

    A5: To qualify for the 2020 Team Elite Trip, you must complete the following maintenance requirements (depending on whichever title determination requirements you are subject to) for January–February 2020:

    ○      Pre-Velocity title determination—12 Qualified Breakaway Executives; or

    ○      Velocity title determination—6 G1 Brand Representatives and 3 Leadership Teams (1 with 10,000+ Leadership Team Sales Volume; 1 with 20,000+ Leadership Team Sales Volume; and 1 with 30,000+ Leadership Team Sales Volume)

  • Q6: How will the changes that have been introduced related to Velocity affect my Team Elite qualification?

    A6: The following example answers are not intended to include all scenarios. Please see transition timing and details for full information. For additional questions, please contact your local Account Manager.

    A6.1—Do not opt into Velocity title determination prior to January 2019:

    • 15 Qualified Breakaway Executives during the 2019 Qualification Period.

    A6.2—Opt into Velocity title determination prior to January 2019:

    • 6 G1 Brand Representatives and 4 Leadership Teams (1 with 10,000+ Leadership Team Sales Volume; 1 with 20,000+ Leadership Team Sales Volume; 1 with 30,000+ Leadership Team Sales Volume; and 1 with 40,000+ Leadership Team Sales Volume).

    A6.3—Opt into Velocity title determination at any point during 2019:

    • 15 Qualified Breakaway Executives during any completed Qualifying Month prior to opting into Velocity title determination.
    • 6 G1 Brand Representatives and 4 Leadership Teams (1 with 10,000+ Leadership Team Sales Volume; 1 with 20,000+ Leadership Team Sales Volume; 1 with 30,000+ Leadership Team Sales Volume; and 1 with 40,000+ Leadership Team Sales Volume) for any partial or whole Qualifying Month after opting into Velocity title determination.
  • Q7: I’m a new Team Elite qualifier who is also qualifying as Team Elite Platinum. Do I have to complete my new Team Elite requirements by December 31, 2019 too?

    A7: No. You have until January 31, 2020 to complete your new Team Elite requirements. However, you must meet all other Team Elite Platinum requirements by December 31, 2019.   

  • Q8: Can I count my Team Elite Trip maintenance months (January and February 2020) as 2021 Team Elite Trip Qualifying Months too?

    A8: That depends. If you are a requalifying Team Elite, yes. If you are a new Team Elite using January as your last Qualifying Month for the 2020 Team Elite Trip, then no, you cannot use that month as a Qualifying Month for the 2021 Team Elite Trip as well. But you can still count February toward your 2021 qualification. 


  • TEAM ELITE PLATINUM FAQ

    General

  • Q1: What must I do to qualify for Team Elite Platinum in 2019?

    QUALIFICATION PERIOD: JANUARY 1, 2019–DECEMBER 31, 2019

    1. Meet all requirements to attend the 2020 New Zealand Team Elite Trip. Please see the 2019 Team Elite Program for full details.

    2. Achieve 2,500,000 Organizational Sales Volume between January 1, 2019–December 31, 2019*.

    3. Achieve the following incremental Organizational Sales Volume* between January 1, 2019–December 31, 2019 compared to your total Organizational Sales Volume for 2018:

      • 1-Star: 500,000+

      • 2-Star: 1,000,000+

      • 3-Star: 1,500,000+

      • 4-Star: 2,000,000+

      IMPORTANT: For the purposes of requirement 3 only, you may only count a maximum of 1,000,000 Organizational Sales Volume growth from each of your Leadership Teams.

    4. Achieve the following in December 2019:

    Pre-Velocity

    Velocity

    **15 G1 Qualified Breakaway Executives/ Brand Representatives

    6 G1 Executives/Brand Representatives


    4 Leadership Teams:

    1 with 10,000+ Leadership Team Sales Volume

    1 with 20,000+ Leadership Team Sales Volume

    1 with 30,000+ Leadership Team Sales Volume

    1 with 40,000+ Leadership Team Sales Volume

    1 incremental Leadership Team (with 10,000+ Leadership Team Sales Volume) in December 2019 compared to your total number of Leadership Teams in December 2018

    TEAM ELITE PLATINUM MAINTENANCE PERIOD: JANUARY–FEBRUARY 2020

    Pre-Velocity

    Velocity

    **15 G1 Qualified Breakaway Executives/ Brand Representatives

    6 G1 Executives/Brand Representatives


    4 Leadership Teams:

    1 with 10,000+ Leadership Team Sales Volume

    1 with 20,000+ Leadership Team Sales Volume

    1 with 30,000+ Leadership Team Sales Volume

    1 with 40,000+ Leadership Team Sales Volume

    *For purposes of these Qualification Rules, Organizational Sales Volume is the sum of the monthly Sales Volume from your Group and the Groups of your G1–G6 Brand Representatives for each month in 2019.
    **A Qualified Breakaway Executive is a G1 Executive that is paid as Executive through Blue Diamond, a Provisional Executive (PEXEC) or Demoting Executive (DEXEC) that has an Executive that is paid as an Executive through Blue Diamond or Brand Representative using Flex Blocks.

    Terms and Conditions

    1. Participation in the Team Elite Platinum Program constitutes a Brand Affiliate’s full and unconditional agreement to and acceptance of the Qualification Rules.
    2. Any Brand Affiliate in good standing may participate in the Team Elite Platinum Program. A Brand Affiliate who violates the terms and conditions of their Brand Affiliate Agreement, or these Qualification Rules may be deemed ineligible. Eligibility for all Team Elite Platinum benefits is based on meeting all requirements of the applicable Sales Performance Plan, including all monthly customer sales requirements.
    3. The Company reserves the right to audit and assess the validity of Brand Representative accounts and their related sales volume. Any Brand Representative account that was established in violation of the requirements set forth in the Brand Affiliate Agreement and applicable Sales Performance Plan will be considered invalid and may result in disciplinary action. It is strictly prohibited for Brand Affiliates to use false identification numbers, false names, or false accounts; to buy additional product to maintain or achieve a title; to use any other form of manipulation that violates the terms and conditions of the applicable Sales Performance Plan, or its spirit and intent; or to encourage others to perform any prohibited action.
    4. The Company reserves the right to (i) modify or terminate the Team Elite Platinum program or (ii) modify the Qualification Rules at any time based on performance, participation, or other factors, at the Company’s sole discretion.
    5. In the event the Company determines that any manipulation of the applicable Sales Performance Plan or Qualification Rules has occurred, the Company may, at its discretion, withhold Team Elite Platinum benefits, take any actions provided under the Brand Affiliate Agreement, and seek to recover any expenditures or other costs associated with Team Elite Platinum activities or any other costs incurred by the Company as a result of the manipulation, including by withholding future sales compensation.
    6. Any Leadership Teams under your Business Builder Position and Presidential Director Business Builder Position will count as your Leadership Teams.

    For definitions and further information regarding capitalized terms please refer to your Brand Affiliate Agreement, which includes the applicable Sales Performance Program, Policies and Procedures, and all related agreements.

    For the purposes of these Qualification Rules, “Company” refers to Nu Skin International, Inc., and its affiliates. “Executive” refers to Executive–Blue Diamond titles and will be used interchangeably and with equivalent meaning to “Brand Representative”.

  • Q2: Can I, a new Brand Affiliate, achieve Team Elite Platinum status my first year in the business?

    A2: Yes, as long as you meet the Team Elite and the Team Elite Platinum requirements.

  • Q3: How do I meet my Team Elite Platinum maintenance requirements if I’m a new Team Elite completing qualification in January 2020?

    A3: If you are using January 2020 as a new Team Elite Qualifying Month, you will still need to meet your Team Elite Platinum requirements by December 31, 2019. But by meeting your Team Elite requirements in January, you will also meet your Team Elite Platinum maintenance for that month. You’ll still need to meet your Team Elite Platinum maintenance for February 2020.

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    Velocity

  • Q4: Do I have to opt into Velocity title determination to qualify for Team Elite Platinum?

    A4: No. Team Elite Platinum Qualification Rules are independent of Velocity title determination. 

  • Q5: How do I qualify for Team Elite Platinum if I am still on Pre-Velocity title determination?

    A5: Team Elite Platinum Qualification Rules are independent of Velocity title determination. To qualify for Team Elite Platinum, you must first qualify for the 2020 Team Elite Trip using Pre-Velocity Qualification Rules and meet all other Team Elite Platinum Qualification requirements.

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    Qualification

    Achieve 2,500,000 Organizational Sales Volume between January 1, 2019–December 31, 2019

  • Q6: Where can I see my 2018 cumulative OSV for comparison?

    A6: Volumes & Genealogy (V&G)>Recognition>Team Elite Platinum.

  • Q7: Where can I see my 2019 cumulative OSV?

    A7: V&G>Recognition>Team Elite Platinum.

  • Q8: Is the OSV growth requirement for Team Elite Platinum a cumulative year-over-year requirement or a December 2018 vs December 2019 comparison?

    A8: It’s a cumulative comparison between January 1, 2018–December 31, 2018 OSV and January 1, 2019–December 31, 2019 OSV.

  • Q9: Does the 2,500,000 OSV requirement and the 500,000 OSV year-over-year growth requirement mean that I have to have a minimum of 3,000,000 OSV to qualify as a 1 Star Team Elite Platinum?

    A9: No. It’s possible to grow by 500,000 OSV and still meet the 2,500,000 OSV requirement. For example, if you had 1,900,000 OSV cumulative in 2018, but increased to 2,500,000 OSV in 2019, you would fulfill both requirements.

    Achieve the following incremental Organizational Sales Volume between January 1, 2019–December 31, 2019 compared to your total Organizational Sales Volume for 2018:

    • 1-Star: 500,000+
    • 2-Star: 1,000,000+
    • 3-Star: 1,500,000+
    • 4-Star: 2,000,000+

    IMPORTANT: For the purposes of requirement 3 only, you may only count a maximum of 1,000,000 Organizational Sales Volume growth from each of your Leadership Teams.

  • Achieve the following incremental Organizational Sales Volume between January 1, 2019–December 31, 2019 compared to your total Organizational Sales Volume for 2018:

    • 1-Star: 500,000+

    • 2-Star: 1,000,000+

    • 3-Star: 1,500,000+

    • 4-Star: 2,000,000+

    IMPORTANT: For the purposes of requirement 3 only, you may only count a maximum of 1,000,000 Organizational Sales Volume growth from each of your Leadership Teams.

  • Q10: Where can I see my 2018 OSV?

    A10: V&G>Recognition>Team Elite Platinum.    

  • Q11: How is my 2018 OSV determined?

    A11: Your 2018 OSV is the sum total of your Group sales volume + your G1–G6 sales volume.

  • Q12: Where can I track my 2019 year-over-year OSV growth?

    A12: V&G>Recognition>Team Elite Platinum.

  • Q13: Does the 1,000,000 OSV growth maximum apply to 1-Star Team Elite Platinum?

    A13: Because the total OSV growth requirement for 1 Star Team Elite Platinum is below the OSV growth maximum, it won’t have any effect on the requirement.

  • Have 1 incremental Leadership Team with 10,000+ Leadership Team Sales Volume in December 2019 compared to December 2018.

  • Q15: How are incremental Leadership Teams counted?

    A15: Incremental Leadership Teams are determined by comparing the number of Leadership Teams in December 2019 to the number of Leadership Teams in December 2018.

  • Q16: Do I need 4 Leadership Teams to qualify for Team Elite Platinum if I qualified for Team Elite under Pre-Velocity rules?

    A16: No. The minimum number of Leadership Team required to qualify for Team Elite Platinum under Pre-Velocity rules is 1. You need at least 1 incremental Leadership Team with 10,000+ LTSV in December 2019 (compared to the number of Leadership Teams you had in December 2018). For example, if you had no Leadership Teams in December 2018, you would need 1 Leadership Team with 10,000+ LTSV in December 2019. If you wanted to requalify as Team Elite Platinum again in 2020, you would need 2 Leadership Teams with 10,000+ LTSV each in December 2020 (compared to December 2019), and so forth for each subsequent year you want to qualify under Pre-Velocity rules.

  • Q17: Can my December 2019 Leadership Teams be different from my December 2018 Leadership Teams?

    A17: Yes. Leadership Team requirements are fulfilled by how many Leadership Teams you have, regardless of whether they are the same Leadership Teams from December 2018. The same rule applies to incremental Leadership Teams. 

  • Q21: Can I count a G1 Brand Representative that has previously achieved 10,000+ Leadership Team Sales Volume as an incremental Leadership Team in 2019?

    A21: Incremental Leadership Teams are determined by December vs December comparisons of total numbers of Leadership Teams. As such, you just need to ensure you have 1 more Leadership Team in December 2019 compared to December 2018. The performance of individual Leadership Teams does not affect this calculation. 

  • Q22: What do I need to do to qualify for Team Elite Platinum if I am a new Brand Affiliate and I did not have any Leadership Teams in December 2018?

    A22: If you did not have any Leadership Teams in December 2018, you must qualify as Team Elite with 6 Qualifying Months during the 2019 Team Elite Qualification Period and have 4 Leadership Teams (1 with 10,000+ Leadership Team Sales Volume; 1 with 20,000+ Leadership Team Sales Volume; 1 with 30,000+ Leadership Team Sales Volume; and 1 with 40,000+ Leadership Team Sales Volume) from December 2019–February 2020.

    You must also meet all other Team Elite Platinum Qualification Rules from January–December 2019. Because you did not have any Leadership Teams in December 2018, your incremental Leadership Team requirement will have been met.

  • Q23: Will I achieve my incremental Leadership Team requirement if I drop 1 Leadership Team in 2019, but then grow 1 new Leadership Team in December 2019?

    A23: No. Incremental Leadership Teams are determined by comparing the number of Leadership Teams in December 2019 to the number of Leadership Teams in December 2018, and your total number of Leadership Teams didn’t change.

  • Q24: How many Leadership Teams do I need in December 2019 to qualify for Team Elite Platinum?

    A24: To qualify for Team Elite Platinum in December 2019, you need at least 4 Leadership Teams (1 with 10,000+ Leadership Team Sales Volume; 1 with 20,000+ Leadership Team Sales Volume; 1 with 30,000+ Leadership Team Sales Volume; and 1 with 40,000+ Leadership Team Sales Volume), and at least 1 more Leadership Team than the total number you had in December 2018.

  • Q25: What would some incremental Leadership Team examples look like?

    A25: Here are some incremental Leadership Team examples:

    Pre-Velocity Example A: If you had 1 Leadership Team in December 2018, then you need to have at least 2 Leadership Teams (each with 10,000+ Leadership Team Sales Volume) in December 2019.

    Velocity Example A: If you had 5 Leadership Teams in December 2018, then you would need to have at least 6 Leadership Teams (3 with 10,000+ Leadership Team Sales Volume; 1 with 20,000+ Leadership Team Sales Volume; 1 with 30,000+ Leadership Team Sales Volume; 1 with 40,000+ Leadership Team Sales Volume) in December 2019.

    Velocity Example B: If you had 2 Leadership Teams in December 2018, then you would need at least 4 Leadership Teams (1 with 10,000+ Leadership Team Sales Volume; 1 with 20,000+ Leadership Team Sales Volume; 1 with 30,000+ Leadership Team Sales Volume; 1 with 40,000+ Leadership Team Sales Volume) in December 2019.

    PRE-VELOCITY INCREMENTAL LEADERSHIP TEAM EXAMPLES

    If in December 31, 2018

    Then required in December 31, 2019

    1 Leadership Team with 10,000+ Leadership Team Sales Volume

    2+ Leadership Teams each with 10,000+ Leadership Team Sales Volume

    3 Leadership Teams each with 10,000+ Leadership Team Sales Volume

    4+ Leadership Teams each with 10,000+ Leadership Team Sales Volume

    VELOCITY INCREMENTAL LEADERSHIP TEAM EXAMPLES

    If in December 31, 2018

    Then required in December 31, 2019

    2 Leadership Teams
    1 with 10,000+ Leadership Team Sales Volume
    1 with 20,000+ Leadership Team Sales Volume

    4+ Leadership Teams
    1 with 10,000+ Leadership Team Sales Volume
    1 with 20,000+ Leadership Team Sales Volume
    1 with 30,000+ Leadership Team Sales Volume
    1 with 40,000+ Leadership Team Sales Volume

    5 Leadership Teams
    2 with 10,000+ Leadership Team Sales Volume
    1 with 20,000+ Leadership Team Sales Volume
    1 with 30,000+ Leadership Team Sales Volume
    1 with 40,000+ Leadership Team Sales Volume

    6+ Leadership Teams
    3 with 10,000+ Leadership Team Sales Volume
    1 with 20,000+ Leadership Team Sales Volume
    1 with 30,000+ Leadership Team Sales Volume
    1 with 40,000+ Leadership Team Sales Volume

Updated March 7, 2019
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