457 Deferred Compensation

Employees have the option to participate in a choice of IRS 457 deferred compensation plans - pretax and Roth post-tax options. Deferred compensation is a program that allows you to invest today for your retirement.

Some benefits of an employer 457 deferred compensation plan are:
  • Reducing your current income taxes, while investing for retirement.
  • Earnings accumulate tax-deferred.
  • Convenient payroll deductions.
  • It's portable if you change jobs.
  • There is no penalty for early withdrawals if you leave service or retire.

For more plan information visit the Nationwide Pierce County webpage

Accessing your Nationwide Deferred Compensation Plan


Enroll, make contribution changes, update your address/phone/name information, and change beneficiary information at your convenience:


Account access online
1. Go to the Nationwide Pierce County webpage.

2. Select Log In and then Sign up for an online account. 

For security reasons, never share your Web password or PIN with any other person.

By Phone

Customer Service: 
(844) 547-8405

1. Enter your Social Security Number.

2. Use your date of birth for your initial Personal Identification Number (PIN); for example, if your birthday is Feb. 15, 1972, your PIN is 02151972.

3. Create a new four-digit PIN at the next prompt, this is your PIN you will use in the future

Plan Representative

Contact your local plan representative to ask a question or schedule a meeting.

Mike Ferguson
(509) 385-7825
[email protected]

Use the online scheduler to make an appointment with Mike.  

Nationwide's Home Office  877-677-3678.

Maximum Contribution Rates

 Age 2013 - 2014 2015 - 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023 2024
Under 50 $17,500 $18,000 $18,500 $19,000 $19,500 $19,500 $20,500 $22,500 $23,000
50 and over $23,000
$24,000 $24,500 $25,000 $26,000 $26,000 $27,000 $30,000 $30,000

Age 50+ catch-up

If you are age 50 or older by the end of the year, your individual limit is increased by $7,000 in 2024. Raising your individual limit from $23,000 to $30,000.

Special 457(b) catch-up

Participants who have not contributed the maximum limit under IRS law in previous years may contribute an amount less or equal to the maximum limit (essentially, up to double the maximum) in the three years prior to the individual's normal retirement age. 

Contact Nationwide to take action on these catch-up offers. 

Hardship Withdrawal

To apply for a hardship withdrawal you will need to complete the Nationwide Hardship Withdrawl Application return the completed forms along with copies of any documentation which supports the reason and amount for the request to Nationwide Retirement Solutions.

Effective January 2023, Pierce County will match eligible employees Deferred Compensation pre-tax contributions up to 2% of their base salary.

Eligible employees include those represented by the 1889 Deputy Sheriffs’ Independent Guild, AFSCME 3752 Correctional Lieutenants, Captains’ Association, Pierce County Corrections Guild, and the Undersheriff, Bureau Chiefs, and Majors.

All annual contributions into the 457 plan, both employee and employer together, cannot exceed the annual maximum contribution limits set by the IRS.