2017 Team Elite (Platinum) Program

2017 Team Elite Platinum Program

Team Elite Platinum Executive Qualifications:
1) Qualify as Team Elite in 2017 with 16 first-generation (G1) Qualified Breakaway Executives for at least 6 months within the calendar year.  
a. New Team Elites however may complete the 16 G1 Qualified Breakaway Executives requirement by the end of March 2018.
b. A Qualified Breakaway Executive is a G1 Executive that is paid as Executive through Blue Diamond.  Provisional Executive (PEXEC) or Demoting Executive (DEXEC) status does not count as a Qualified Breakaway Executive unless they have a breakaway that is paid as Executive through Blue Diamond.


2) Become a qualified 2017 Team Elite Platinum:
a) Have a minimum of 500,000 Organizational Volume (OV) in December 2017 (Group Sales Volume plus G1 to G6 sales volume) and year-over-year OV growth.
b) Be paid as a Blue Diamond with 12 Qualified Breakaway Executives in December 2017.
c) Develop at least 1 new G1 or G2 Star within the calendar year qualification period:
• A new G1 and/or G2 Star* is a first- or second-generation breakaway Executive that completes a minimum of 4 months with a paid title of Ruby to Blue Diamond and a minimum of 4 Qualified Breakaway Executives between January and December 2017.  
• The new G1 and/or G2 Star must be paid as Ruby+ in December 2017 in order to count toward the upline’s Team Elite Platinum qualification.
• Any new qualifying Stars that roll up to a new upline prior to completing 4 months paid as Ruby+ will count as a new Star for the new upline Executive in 2017.  However, once a qualifying new Star completes the 4th month paid as Ruby+, that new Star remains with the upline Executive genealogy at the time the 4th month is completed and will not roll to the new upline for Star qualification purposes.
d) Grow the number of Incremental Executives in your organization (G1-G6), who maintain at least 2,000 GSV of monthly sales, by at least 50 from the prior year baseline (December 2016).
• A qualifying 2017 Team Elite Platinum may count up to 50% of a downline 2017 Team Elite Platinum’s incremental Executive growth, as follows:

Depth of Downline 2017 Team Elite Platinum
Maximum # of Incremental Executives that can be counted (Encumbered Executives)
G1 25
G2 20
G3 15
G4 10
G5 5
G6 0

• Encumbered Executives must still be within the qualifying 2017 Team Elite Platinum’s G1 – G6 organization.
• Encumbered Executives must be within the paid depth of the downline 2017  Team Elite Platinum.
• Gracing Executives, Provisional Executives, Demoting Executives, and Business Builder Positions will not count into the baseline or the number of Incremental Executives .
• December 2017 is the final month for determining the number of Incremental  Executives .
e) Team Elite Platinum rank will be determined based on the following achievements in combination with all other requirements listed above:
• 1 Star Team Elite Platinum: 1 New G1 or G2 Star
• 2 Star Team Elite Platinum: 2 New G1 and/or G2 Stars
• 3 Star Team Elite Platinum: 3 New G1 and/or G2 Stars
• 4 Star Team Elite Platinum: 4 New G1 and/or G2 Stars

 

3) Be paid as a Blue Diamond with 12+ Qualified Breakaway Executives for the 3 commission periods prior to the Team Elite Trip (e.g. Jan, Feb, and March 2018).

 

Eligibility:
• Distributors in good standing may participate in the Team Elite Platinum Program. Any Distributor who violates the terms and conditions of their Distributor Agreement with the Company at any time during the Qualification Period may be deemed ineligible. Eligibility for all Team Elite Platinum benefits is based on meeting all requirements of the Sales Compensation Plan, including retail sales.

 

Agreement to Official Rules:
• Participation in the Team Elite Platinum Program constitutes Distributor’s full and unconditional agreement to and acceptance of the Team Elite Platinum Program rules and obligations.

 

Additional Requirements:
• The Company reserves the right to withhold payments if the Company determines that a Distributor violated any conditions of the Team Elite Platinum Program including, but not limited to, manipulation of the Sales Compensation Plan requirements.
• The Company reserves the right to audit and assess the validity of Executive accounts and their related volume.  Any Executive account that was established in violation of the requirements set forth in the Sales Compensation Plan will be considered invalid and may result in disciplinary action. Distributors may not buy or encourage others to buy additional products to maintain an Executive pin level.  The Company may disqualify any Executive account that is meeting GSV requirements by purchasing large volumes of products, unless the Executive can establish that they are reselling products in excess of the amount of product that is reasonable for personal consumption.
• Distributors may not buy or encourage others to buy additional products to achieve or maintain an Executive pin level.

 

Modifications and Termination:
• The Company reserves the right to modify or terminate the Team Elite Platinum Program at any time based on performance, participation or other factors, at the Company’s sole discretion.  In the event that the Team Elite Platinum Program is modified or terminated, the Company may provide compensation to participating Distributors on a pro-rata basis, as the Company deems appropriate in its sole discretion.

*The Star recognition is given to sales leaders who achieve a strong, healthy Ruby level and is based on a solid and sustainable foundation of product use and retail sales which includes the creation of ARO, ADR, ADP or Preferred Customer accounts to support volume goals.  This model is the basis for the Star duplication model where others are taught to build a network based on sustainable sales volume.

Team Elite Platinum Awards
The following traditional awards will be awarded along with additional elite benefits and experiences as determined by the location of the Team Elite Trip.

1) 1 Star Team Elite Platinum: Team Elite Platinum Pin.
2) 2 Star Team Elite Platinum: Sandie Tillotson exclusively designed clutch purse for women and cufflinks for men.
3) Star Team Elite Platinum: Steve Lund Signature Pen.
4) Star Team Elite Platinum: Blake Roney Signature Watch.

All qualified 4 Star Team Elite Platinum Executives will meet in Hawaii one day prior to the Team Elite trip and will enjoy exclusive activities in which they will receive their 4 Star Team Elite Platinum, Blake Roney Signature watch.

All qualified 1-3 Star Team Elite Platinum Executives (including 4 Star TEP from the day before) will meet in Hawaii one day prior to the Team Elite trip where they will enjoy exclusive activities and will receive their 1-3 Star Team Elite Platinum Founders' Gifts.


Remark:

If there is any discrepancies between the English and Chinese version. The English version shall prevail.

Q&A for the 2017 Team Elite Platinum Program

1.Q: What is the purpose of the 2017 Team Elite Platinum Program?
A:The 2017 Team Elite Platinum Executive Program is intended to promote long-term, sustainable sales volume growth, including through Star creation, organizational growth and development of new Executives with sales volume from consumers.

2. Q: Where can I find more detail regarding the 2017 Team Elite Platinum Program?
A: Please see the full program description for all details regarding this program.

3. Q: When is the qualification period for 2017 Team Elite Platinum?
A: The qualification period for 2017 Team Elite Platinum determination will be January 1, 2017 – December 31, 2017.

4. Q: Can new Team Elite qualifiers who are also qualifying as Team Elite Platinum utilize the 3-month carry-over (Jan-Mar 2018) to meet their 16 G1 qualified breakaway executive requirement?
A: Yes. However, all other Team Elite Platinum requirements must be met by December 31, 2017 by new qualifying Team Elites.

5. Q: Is there a Blue Diamond maintenance period prior to the Team Elite Trip for qualifying Team Elite Platinum Executives?

A: Yes, with the Hawaii trip occurring in May 2018, the three maintenance months are January through March 2018.

6. Q: What is a qualified breakaway Executive?

A: A qualified breakaway Executive is an Executive that is paid as Executive through Blue Diamond or a Provisional Executive (PEXEC) or Demoting Executive (DEXEC) that has a breakaway that is paid as Executive through Blue Diamond.

7. Q: Can I count PEXECS/DEXECS as a part of my 16 G1 qualified breakaway requirement?
A: Yes, you may count any number of PEXEC/DEXECS as long as they have a paid Executive through Blue Diamond breakaway somewhere in their PEXEC/DEXEC organization.

8. Q: What does it mean to have 500,000 OV in December 2017?

A: 500,000 OV is your G1 through G6 sales volume from your parent Blue Diamond account, the G6 volume from your Blue Diamond Business Builder Position (BD BBP), and the G6 volume from your Team Elite Business Builder Position (TE BBP) + your Group Sales Volume (GSV).

9. Q: What is a new qualified Star?
A: A new qualified Star is a first or second-generation breakaway Executive that completes any 4 months with a paid title of Ruby to Blue Diamond with 4 qualified breakaway Executives from January through December 2017.  The Star recognition is given to sales leaders who achieve a strong, healthy Ruby level and is based on a solid and sustainable foundation of product use and retail sales which includes the creation of ARO, ADP, ADR, or Preferred Customer accounts to support volume goals.  This model is the basis for the Star duplication model where others are taught to build a network based on sustainable sales volume.

10. Q: When is the last month I can have a new Star and still qualify as a Team Elite Platinum for the Team Elite Trip?

A: A new qualifying Star must be paid as a new Ruby no later than September as they will have to maintain and be paid as Ruby or above in Oct/Nov/Dec in order to be considered a new Star.

11. Q: If I have a new Star that completes Star qualification in January 2017 and is also paid as a Ruby+ in December 2017 (but did not have 4 months of Star status in 2017), can I count this Executive toward my new G1 and/or G2 Star requirement?
A: Yes. The new Star only needs to complete qualification at any point in 2017 and then maintain the appropriate Ruby+ title again in December 2017.

12. Q: Are there any other requirements placed on my new G1 and/or G2 Ruby+ in order for me to count them as a new Star?
A: Yes, in order to count them as a new Star they may only count qualified breakaway Executives. Also, the new Star must be paid as a Ruby or above in December 2017.

13. Q: If I have a new Ruby+ who does not meet the four-month maintenance requirement for the first time in 2017, may I count them as a new Star in 2018 if they complete the four-month maintenance requirement in 2018?
A: Yes

14. Q: If I have a new Ruby+ who meets the four-month maintenance requirement for the first time in 2017, but I do not meet the remaining requirements for Team Elite Platinum in 2017, may I count them as a new Star in 2018 towards my 2018 Team Elite Platinum qualification?

A: No. Stars only contribute to Team Elite Platinum qualification if they complete their own qualification in the same calendar year.

 

15. Q: Can I combine new Stars on my 1st and 2nd generations to determine my Team Elite Platinum recognition level?

A: Yes, all new Stars on G1 and G2 will be combined to determine 1 through 4 Star Team Elite Platinum recognition.  In the example below, this individual would qualify as a 3 Star Team Elite Platinum.

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16. Q: Can I count a qualified New Star that rolls up to my 1st or 2nd generation?
A: Yes, any New Stars that roll up to a new G1 or G2 upline prior to completing 4 months paid as Ruby+ will count as a New Star for the new upline.  However, once a qualifying new Star completes the 4th month paid as Ruby+, that Star remains with the upline at the time that requirements are completed and will not roll to a new upline.

17. Q: If my G2 new STAR is under a qualified Team Elite for Hawaii, can I still count the STAR towards my TEP qualifications?
A: Yes, you may count any qualified stars on your G2 even if direct upline of G2 new STAR is a qualified Team Elite.

18. Q: How do I determine my December 2016 Organizational Executives to be used as my baseline for 2017 incremental growth?
A: Your total number of Executives on your G1-G6 paid levels in December 2016  (not including PEXECS, DEXECS, Business Builder Positions, and gracing Executives) will be your baseline for calculating growth in 2017.

19. Q: How do I determine my December 2017 organizational Executives?
A: You may count your total number of Executives on your G1-G6 paid levels, who maintain at least 2,000 GSV of monthly sales, in December 2017 (not including PEXECS, DEXECS, Business Builder Positions, and gracing Executives) with encumbering rules applied.

20. Q: How do I count incremental Executives in 2017?
A: If a downline 2017 Team Elite Platinum has increased their own organization by 50+ organizational Executives, you may count up to the following number of Executives towards your own incremental growth:

Depth of downline 2017 Team Elite Platinum
Maximum # of incremental Execs that can be counted (Encumbered Executives)
G1 25
G2 20
G3 15
G4 10
G5
G6 0

A: Incremental  Executives equals December 2017 organizational Executives minus December 2015 baseline organizational Executives as calculated above.

 

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21. Q: Which month officially determines my Incremental Executive count for 2017?
A: December 2017 will be the official month for counting Incremental Executives. However, for tracking purposes your monthly progress will be displayed in your V&G account.


22. Q: How do Incremental Executives under personal Blue Diamond BBP and Team Elite BBP count?
A:  A qualifying Team Elite Platinum can count the unique Incremental Executives within their G1 – G6 paid levels as well as the unique G1-G6 paid levels of their personal Blue Diamond BBP and Team Elite BBP.


Team Elite Qualifications

1) Must have 15 first generation “Qualified Breakaway Executives” for 6 months of the calendar year. (Remark 1)
2) Must be paid as a Blue Diamond with 12 G1 Qualified Breakaway Executives for the three months prior to the Team Elite trip in order to attend the trip.

Remark:
1. A Qualified Breakaway Executive is a G1 Executive that is paid as Executive through Blue Diamond. Provisional Executive (PEXEC) or Demoting Executive (DEXEC) status does not count as a Qualified Breakaway Executive unless they have a breakaway that is paid as Executive through Blue Diamond.
2. 1) If the Distributor no longer satisfies the requirements of recognition following a product return; or 2) If the Distributor violates Nu Skin’s Policies and Procedures and all applicable laws and regulations, Nu Skin reserves the right to recoup the recognition received by the Distributor.
3. Nu Skin reserves the right to make the final interpretation and decision regarding any matters or changes of these Rules.
4. In the event of any inconsistency between the English version of these Qualification Options and its Chinese translation, the English version shall prevail.


*To qualify for any pin level you must meet all the requirements of the Sales Compensation Plan, including retail sales. Not all distributors succeed or make money. Generating meaningful compensation as a distributor requires considerable time, effort, and commitment.
For more information about the Sales Compensation Plan of NU SKIN, please contact NU SKIN office at your home market or go to www.nuskin.com.

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