Executive Salary Continuation Plan
Effective January 1, 2006
Article 1: Definitions
Capitalized terms used in the Plan have the following meanings:
Article 2: Plan Benefits
2.1 Filing a Claim for Benefits
To begin the process for obtaining benefits under the Plan, an Eligible Executive must notify the Leave of Absence Team of his
or her disability and request a claim form. This step is called the Initial Notice. An Eligible Executive may appoint an authorized
representative to make the Initial Notice and/or to take any other actions on his or her behalf.
The Eligible Executive must return the completed claim form to the LOA Team within 21 calendar days of the Initial Notice.
Failure to return the completed claim form within this time period will result in a denial of benefits unless the Eligible Executive
submits credible evidence that the delay was reasonable due to circumstances beyond his or her control.
Benefits may be provided retroactively for a period of leave that occurred up to 30 calendar days prior to the Initial Notice to the
LOA Team. Benefits are not available for portions of leaves that occurred more than 30 days prior to the Initial Notice.
2.2 The Claim Determination Process
The LOA Team reviews the completed claim form and determines whether it contains sufficient information to approve or deny
benefits. The LOA Team requires a certification substantiating the necessity and anticipated duration of the leave from an
Authorized Health Care Provider who is treating the Eligible Executive for the condition for which the benefits are requested.
The LOA Team may require such additional medical records and/or a second or third medical opinion from an Authorized Health
Care Provider of its choice as it deems appropriate to determine a claim. In reaching a decision, the LOA Team will consider the
diagnosis and nature of health care being received.
To receive benefits under the Plan, an Eligible E