Supplemental Incentive Savings Plan - Aetna Services Inc.
THE AETNA SERVICES, INC.
SUPPLEMENTAL INCENTIVE SAVINGS PLAN
Amended and Restated
as of January 1, 1999
TABLE OF CONTENTS
I. DEFINITIONS AND CONSTRUCTION........................................................ 3
II. DEFERRAL OF PAY AND INCENTIVE CONTRIBUTIONS......................................... 5
III. PAYMENT OF DEFERRED AMOUNTS......................................................... 9
IV. MANAGEMENT OF THE PLAN ............................................................. 10
V. AMENDMENT AND TERMINATION .......................................................... 12
VI. ADOPTION BY AFFILIATE .............................................................. 13
VII. MISCELLANEOUS ...................................................................... 13
A. LIST OF PARTICIPATING COMPANIES
Aetna Inc. (the 'Company') hereby amends and restates, effective
January 1, 1999, The Aetna Services, Inc. Supplemental Incentive Savings Plan.
This Plan is intended to provide benefits to certain Employees which
supplement the benefits provided under The Aetna Services, Inc. Incentive
Savings Plan (the 'ISP'): (1) benefits in excess of those permitted to be
provided after application of one or more limits applicable to the ISP under the
Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended (the 'Code'); and (2) benefits
provided at the direction of the Board of Directors of the Company, the Board of
Directors of the Employer, or other authorized officers of the Company or the
Employer, but which are not provided under the ISP.
This document constitutes two separate plans, one of which (the 'Mirror
Plan') provides certain benefits, as more specifically set forth in Section
2.1(a) hereof, to certain Employees, that are attributable solely to the
benefits, during the period of eligibility to participate under the ISP, that
would be provided to such employees under the ISP but for the application of
sections 401(a)(17) or 402(g) of the Code, and one of which (the 'Supplemental
Plan') provides benefits, as more specifically set forth in Sections 2.1(b) and
(c) hereof, for the following purposes: to take into account certain bonuses not
considered as compensation under the ISP; and to provide such additional
benefits as are provided at the direction of the Board of Directors of the
Company, the Board of Directors of the Employer, or other authorized officers of
the Company or the Employer, but which are not provided under the ISP. The
Mirror Plan and Supplemental Plan shall constitute separate plans for (without
limitation) the purposes of Public Law 104-95, 4 U.S.C. Section 114, governing
state taxation of deferred
compensation. The two plans shall be referred to herein in the aggregate as the
This instrument sets forth provisions which constitute the Plan as
amended and restated effective January 1, 1999.
DEFINITIONS AND CONSTRUCTION
1.1 'ACCOUNT' means, for any Participant, the account established
for the Participant under Section 2.3. Each Account will consist of two
sub-accounts, the Mirror Sub-Account and the Supplemental Sub-Account.
1.2 'ACCOUNT BALANCE' means, for any Participant as of any date,
the aggregate amount reflected in the Participant's Mirror Sub-Account and the
Participant's Supplemental Sub-Account.
1.3 'AFFILIATE' means any entity which, with the Company,
constitutes a group of trades or businesses under common control, a controlled
group of corporations, an affiliated service group, or a group of corporations
otherwise required to be aggregated, as provided in sections 414(b), (c), (m),
and (o) of the Code, respectively.
1.4 'BOARD' means the Board of Directors of the Company.
1.5 'CODE' means the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended.
1.6 'COMPANY' means Aetna Inc. or any successor by merger,
consolidation, purchase or otherwise.
1.7 'EFFECTIVE DATE' means the effective date of this amended and
restated Plan, January 1, 1999.
1.8 'ELIGIBLE EMPLOYEE' means, for any Plan Year, an Employee whose
total compensation (as reflected on Form W-2) for the prior Plan Year, when
added to all elective deferrals of compensation which would
otherwise have been reflected on Form W-2, aggregated more than $160,000 or such
other amount announced by the Company prior to the beginning of the applicable
Plan Year, and whose benefit under the ISP for the Plan Year is limited by the
application of section 401(a)(17) or 402(g) of the Code as set forth in Section
2.1(a) hereof. For the first Plan Year in which an Employee is an Eligible
Employee, such Employee shall not be an Eligible Employee until the time as of
which the benefit limitation under ISP for the Plan Year, as set forth in the
previous sentence, has been reached.
1.9 'EMPLOYEE' means any person who is actively employed by the
Employer or a Participating Company, other than as a general agent, a broker, an
independent contractor, or a leased employee (within the meaning of Section
414(n)(2) of the Code).
1.10 'EMPLOYER' means Aetna Services, Inc.
1.11 'HIGHLY LEVERAGED EMPLOYEE' means an employee who is so designated
by the Employer or a Participating Company, in the sole discretion of the
Employer or Participating Company, by virtue of the material emphasis by the
Employer or a Participating Company, as the case may be, on variable or
1.12 'ISP' means The Aetna Services, Inc. Incentive Savings Plan, as
amended and restated effective January 1, 1999 and as it may be amended from
time to time thereafter.
1.13 'MIRROR SUB-ACCOUNT' means that portion of a Participant's Account
that is credited with benefits provided by Section 2.1(a) hereof.
1.14 'PARTICIPANT' means an Eligible Employee or former Eligible
Employee who has an Account Balance.
1.15 'PARTICIPATING COMPANY' means any Affiliate which either (a)
is listed in Appendix A on the Effective Date, or (b) after the Effective Date,
adopts the Plan in accordance with the provisions of Article VI hereof. A
Participating Company may adopt this Plan with respect to less than all of its
otherwise eligible employees. On the date that a Participating Company ceases to
be an Affiliate, it shall also cease to be a Participating Company, pursuant to
section 6.2 hereof.
1.16 'PAY' means, for any Eligible Employee for any Plan Year, the
amount determined using the definition of 'Pay' set forth in the ISP, with the
(a) the limit set forth in Section 401(a)(17) of the Code shall not
(b) with respect to Highly Leveraged Employees, Pay taken into account
under the Plan shall not exceed $500,000.
1.17 'PLAN' means The Aetna Services, Inc. Supplemental Incentive
Savings Plan, as set forth herein and as amended from time to time.
1.18 'PLAN YEAR' means the calendar year.
1.19 'SUPPLEMENTAL SUB-ACCOUNT' means that portion of a
Participant's Account that is credited with benefits provided by Sections
2.1(b), (c) and (d) hereof.
1.20 'TERMINATION FROM SERVICE' means a Termination from Service as
defined in the ISP.
1.21 'VALUATION DATE' means the last business day of each calendar
1.22 CONSTRUCTION. The masculine gender, where appearing in the Plan,
shall be deemed to include the feminine gender, unless the context clearly
indicates to the contrary. Where appropriate, words used in the singular include
the plural and words used in the plural include the singular. The words
'hereof,' 'herein,' 'hereunder' and other similar
compounds of the word 'here' shall mean and refer to this entire Plan, not to
any particular provision or section. Capitalized terms used herein and not
defined above shall have the meanings set forth in the ISP.
DEFERRAL OF PAY
2.1 DEFERRAL OF PAY AND INCENTIVE CONTRIBUTIONS.
(a) For each Plan Year, each individual who is an Eligible Employee for
the Plan Year and who does not make an election pursuant to Subsection (e) below
shall have credited to the Mirror Sub-Account of the Eligible Employee's Account
the difference between: (1) the amount that would have been credited to the
Eligible Employee's Deferral Account and Incentive Contribution Account pursuant
to the Eligible Employee's Compensation Deferral Agreement if (i) the definition
of Pay set forth in this Plan had been used instead of the ISP definition, and
(ii) the cap on contributions to the Eligible Employee's Deferral Account, set
forth in Section 402(g) of the Code, did not apply; and (2) the amount that
actually was credited to the Eligible Employee's Deferral Account and Incentive
Contribution Account during the Plan Year. The Eligible Employee's Compensation
Deferral Agreement shall be a compensation deferral agreement with respect to
this Plan, and the Eligible Employee's compensation shall be reduced in the same
manner and to the same extent that it would have been reduced pursuant to the
(b) For each Plan Year, each individual who (i) is an Eligible Employee
for the Plan Year, (ii) made Deferral Contributions to the ISP for such Plan
Year, and (iii) elected to defer an award under the Company's Management
Incentive Plan, shall have credited to the Supplemental Sub-Account of the
Eligible Employee's Account the amount that would have
been credited as an Incentive Contribution under 2.1(a) above with respect to
such deferred award if (i) such deferred award had been included in the Eligible
Employee's Pay for the Plan Year in which it would otherwise have been paid
(subject to the limit on Pay set forth in Section 1.16(b), if applicable); and
(ii) Deferral Contributions had been made with respect to such award. A
Participant shall not be treated as having elected to defer an award pursuant to
clause (ii) of the preceding sentence if such Participant has elected to use the
award to take part in the Company's Executive Bonus Exchange for Stock Options
Program, unless the Participant subsequently opts out of the Executive Bonus
Exchange for Stock Options Program and instead defers receipt of the award.
(c) In addition to the amounts determined in accordance with
Subsections 2.1(a) and (b) to be contributed to a Participant's Mirror
Sub-Account and Supplemental Sub-Account, there shall be credited to a
Participant's Supplemental Sub-Account for any Plan Year such other amount as
may be determined by the Board of Directors of the Company, the Board of
Directors of the Employer, or other authorized officers of the Company or the
Employer, to be contributed to the Participant's Supplemental Sub-Account for
such Plan Year. Any corresponding reductions to or deductions from the
compensation otherwise payable to the Participant shall be made as specified by
such Board or officer(s) and as agreed to by the Participant.
(d) Prior to the first day of any Plan Year, or, for the Plan Year in
which an Employee first becomes an Eligible Employee, no later than 30 days
after the Employee becomes an Eligible Employee, an Eligible Employee may elect,
on the form and in the manner established by the Employer for such purpose, not
to participate in this Plan for such Plan
Year. In such event, no amounts shall be deferred from the Eligible Employee's
Pay or credited to the Eligible Employee's Account pursuant to Section 2.1(a) or
(b) for such Plan year.
2.2 PAYMENT OF FICA AND OTHER TAXES. The compensation currently payable
to an Eligible Employee during any period shall be reduced by an amount equal to
the FICA and other taxes required to be withheld by the Employer or the
applicable Participating Company during that period with respect to the amount
deferred pursuant to Section 2.1.
2.3 ACCOUNT; CREDITS AND DEBITS; EARNINGS. The Company shall establish
on its books an Account for each Participant. Each Account shall consist of a
Mirror Sub-Account and a Supplemental Sub-Account. Within each Sub-Account,
those credited amounts that would have been Incentive Contributions, and the
earnings thereon, shall be accounted for separately (all such amounts to be
hereinafter referred to as the 'Incentive Portion.') Amounts deferred on behalf
of a Participant, or allocated to a Participant, pursuant to Section 2.1 shall
be credited to the Participant's appropriate sub-account on the date on which
such amounts would have been credited to the Participant's Deferral Account and
Incentive Contribution Account under the ISP had such amounts been payable under
the ISP. In addition, as of each Valuation Date, each Participant's Account
shall be credited with an incremental amount equal to the amount that would have
been earned had the amounts credited to the Participant's Account been invested
in an investment option offered by the Company. The sole investment option
offered by the Company for this Plan is the Stable Value Option. The Company
reserves the right to amend the investment options in the future. Any payments
made to or on behalf of the Participant and/or a Beneficiary shall be debited
from the Participant's Account.
2.4 VESTING. Each Participant shall have a nonforfeitable right to the
Account other than the Incentive Portion, subject however to Sections 2.5 and
2.6. A Participant shall have a nonforfeitable right to the Incentive Portion
only if the Participant is vested in the Incentive Contribution Account under
2.5 UNFUNDED NATURE OF ACCOUNT. No assets shall be segregated or
earmarked with respect to any Account, and no Participant or Beneficiary shall
have any right to assign, transfer, pledge or hypothecate an interest or any
portion thereof in the Participant's Account. The Plan and the crediting of
Accounts hereunder shall not constitute a trust or a funded arrangement of any
sort and shall be merely for the purpose of recording an unsecured contractual
obligation of each obligated party; provided, however, that the Employer and the
Company reserve the right to meet the obligations created under the Plan through
one or more trusts or other agreements.
2.6 REDUCTION OF BENEFIT. If a Participant breaches an obligation to
the Company, the Employer or a Participating Company with respect to the payment
of a specific sum of money, the Company, the Employer or the applicable
Participating Company may reduce any benefits payable to such Participant under
this Plan, in the manner of setoff or otherwise, to the extent of such
obligation and any costs incurred with respect thereto. In addition, the
Company, the Employer and the Participating Companies do not waive any rights to
reduce benefits, including but not limited to setoff rights, which such entities
may have under applicable law or a prior written agreement between all or any of
them and an Employee, all of which rights are enforceable independent of the
terms of this Plan.
PAYMENT OF DEFERRED AMOUNTS
3.1 ELECTION AS TO TIME OF PAYMENT. Each Eligible Employee shall make
an election, on a form and in the manner prescribed by the Company for this
purpose, specifying the time at which his or her vested Account Balance is to be
paid. Such election shall be made not more than 90 days after the date on which
the individual becomes an Eligible Employee. Any election which does not comply
with these time limits will be deemed an election pursuant to Section 3.2 and
will be effective only if it complies with the rules set forth therein.
Except as otherwise provided in Section 3.2 and Section 3.3, payment of
a Participant's vested Account Balance shall be made to the Participant or the
Participant's Beneficiary in a lump sum as soon as practicable after the
Valuation Date on or next following the time specified for payment in the
election made by the Participant under this Section 3.1.
In the absence of an election which complies with either Section 3.1 or
Section 3.2, a Participant's vested Account Balance shall be paid in a lump sum
as soon as practicable after the Valuation Date on or next following the
Participant's Termination from Service.
3.2 ABILITY TO CHANGE ELECTION. Notwithstanding any election that may
have been made by a Participant pursuant to Section 3.1, a Participant who has
not yet had a Termination from Service may elect to receive payment of the
vested Account Balance at a date other than that specified by the Participant in
the election made pursuant to Section 3.1; provided however that:
(a) an election made under this Section 3.2 shall apply to
Participant's entire vested Account Balance notwithstanding any prior elections;
(b) if the Participant's Termination from Service occurs within one
year and a day after the date on which the election to change the time of
payment is made, the election shall not be honored and the Participant's vested
Account Balance shall be distributed in accordance with Section 3.1.
3.3 PAYMENT IN THE EVENT OF PARTICIPANT'S DEATH. Notwithstanding
any election that may have been made by a Participant pursuant to Section 3.1 or
3.2, any vested Account Balance that has not been paid to the Participant as of
the date of the Participant's death shall be paid to the Participant's
Beneficiary in a lump sum as soon as practicable after the Valuation Date on or
next following the date on which the Company receives notification of the
3.4 ACCELERATION OF PAYMENT. Notwithstanding any other provision
of this Plan to the contrary, the Company in its sole discretion may accelerate
the payment of vested Account Balances: (a) to all or any group of similarly
situated Participants, whether before or after the Participants' Termination
from Service, in response to changes in the tax laws or accounting principles;
(b) to any Participant in the event of an extreme hardship of such Participant
that cannot be relieved from any other financial resources of such Participant;
or (c) to any Participant in the event of other compelling circumstances.
MANAGEMENT OF THE PLAN
4.1 ADMINISTRATOR. The Employer shall be the Administrator with
the sole responsibility for the administration of the Plan. The Administrator
may delegate to any person or entity any powers or duties of the Administrator
under the Plan. To the extent of any such delegation, the delegatee shall become
responsible for administration of the Plan, and
references to the Administrator shall apply instead to the delegatee. Any action
by the Employer assigning any of its responsibilities as Administrator to
specific persons who are directors, officers, or employees of the Employer, the
Company, or the Participating Companies shall not constitute delegation of the
Administrator's responsibilities but rather shall be treated as the manner in
which the Employer has determined internally to discharge such responsibility.
4.2 POWERS AND DUTIES OF THE ADMINISTRATOR. The Administrator shall
have such duties and powers as may be necessary to discharge its duties
hereunder, including, but not by way of limitation, the following:
(a) to construe and interpret the Plan, decide all questions of
eligibility, determine the status and rights of Participants, and determine the
amount, manner and time of payment of any benefits hereunder;
(b) to receive from the Participating Companies and from Participants
such information as shall be necessary for the proper administration of the
(c) to furnish the Participating Companies, upon request, such annual
reports with respect to the administration of the Plan as are reasonable and
(d) to appoint or employ individuals to assist in the administration of
the Plan and any other agents it deems advisable, including legal and actuarial
(e) to defend and initiate any lawsuit on behalf of the Plan or the
Eligible Employees if the Administrator deems it reasonably necessary to protect
the Plan or the Participants.
If there shall arise any misunderstanding or ambiguity concerning the
meaning of any of the provisions of the Plan arising out of the
administration thereof, the Administrator shall have the sole right to construe
such provisions. Subject to the limitations of the Plan and applicable law, the
Administrator may make such rules and regulations as it deems necessary or
proper for the administration of the Plan and the transaction of business
The decisions of the Administrator with respect to any matter it is
empowered to act on shall be made by it in its sole discretion based on the Plan
documents and shall be final, conclusive and binding on all persons.
AMENDMENT AND TERMINATION
5.1 AMENDMENTS. The Company reserves the right to amend this Plan from
time to time in any respect, including without limitation a prospective
reduction in accrual of benefits. See Section 5.4 regarding prohibition of
retroactive reduction of benefits accrued under this Plan.
5.2 ACTION BY COMPANY. Any amendments to this Plan by the Company shall
be made in writing and executed by the Senior Vice President, Corporate Human
Resources or other officer holding such position, or by the President or Chief
Executive Officer of the Company. Neither the consent of any Employee nor that
of any payee is required for any amendment to the Plan.
5.3 TERMINATION BY COMPANY. The Plan may be terminated in whole or in
part by the Company at any time. The Plan as a whole shall be terminated only
pursuant to a resolution of the Board of Directors of the Company. The Plan may
be terminated in part in the same manner as is prescribed for the adoption of
amendments. Neither the consent of any Employee nor that of any payee is
required for any termination of the Plan.
5.4 EFFECT OF AMENDMENT OR TERMINATION BY COMPANY. Any amendment or
termination of this Plan by the Company shall be effective prospectively and
shall not serve to retroactively reduce any right to a benefit accrued under
this Plan up to the date of such amendment or termination; provided, however,
that in the event of any termination or partial termination of the Plan
(including a Participating Company's ceasing to be a Participating Company
pursuant to Section 6.2), the Company shall have the right to immediately cash
out each affected Participant's benefit, notwithstanding any elections that have
ADOPTION BY AFFILIATE
6.1 ADOPTION BY AFFILIATE. Any Affiliate may, with the consent of the
Company, become a Participating Company under the Plan by a resolution of the
Board of Directors of the Affiliate under which:
(a) The Affiliate shall agree to be bound by all the provisions of the
Plan in the manner set forth herein and any amendments hereto; and
(b) The Affiliate shall agree to pay its share of expenses of the Plan
as they may be determined by the Company from time to time.
6.2 TERMINATION BY A PARTICIPATING COMPANY. Any Participating Company
may at any time elect to terminate its participation under the Plan with respect
to all or any group of the Participating Company's Employees. A Participating
Company shall terminate its participation under the Plan by resolution of the
Board of Directors of the Participating Company. Notwithstanding the above, a
Participating Company shall cease to be a Participating Company, without any
further action, upon ceasing to be an Affiliate of the Company. The termination
of participation by a Participating Company shall not relieve the Participating
Company of its liabilities under this Plan, including but not limited to those
liabilities imposed under Section 7.2 hereof.
7.1 EXCLUSIVE BENEFIT. The Plan is maintained for the exclusive benefit
7.2 SOURCE OF PAYMENT. All benefits under the Plan shall be paid
exclusively by the Employer or the applicable Participating Company from
its general assets, provided that the Company shall be liable for all benefits
under the Plan.
7.3 RIGHTS OF EMPLOYEES. Nothing contained herein shall be deemed to
give any Employee the right to be retained in the service of the Employer or the
applicable Participating Company or to interfere with the right of the Employer
or the applicable Participating Company to discharge such Employee at any time,
nor shall it be deemed to give the Employer or the applicable Participating
Company the right to require the Employee to remain in its service, nor shall it
interfere with the right of the Employer or the applicable Participating Company
to terminate service at any time.
7.4 HEADINGS. The headings of the Plan are inserted for convenience of
reference only and shall have no effect upon the meaning of the provisions
7.5 SEVERABILITY. If any provision of this Plan is held invalid or
unenforceable, such invalidity or unenforceability shall not affect any other
provision, and this Plan shall be construed and enforced as if such provision
7.6 ALIENATION OF BENEFITS. Except as provided in Section 2.6, and
except as otherwise provided by law, and consistent with Section 2.5 hereof, no
benefit under this Plan may be voluntarily or involuntarily assigned or
7.7 LOST DISTRIBUTEES. Any benefit payable hereunder shall be deemed
forfeited if the distributee to whom payment is due cannot be located, provided
that such benefit shall be reinstated if a claim is made by the distributee for
the forfeited benefit within two years of the date the forfeited benefit was
payable pursuant to Sections 3.1, 3.2 and 3.3.
7.8 GOVERNING LAW. This Plan shall be construed according to the laws
of the State of Connecticut to the extent not pre-empted by Federal law.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the Company has caused this Plan to be executed by
its duly authorized officer this 1st day of June, 1999.
By: /s/ Elease E. Wright
Its: Senior Vice President,
Corporate Human Resources
LIST OF PARTICIPATING COMPANIES
A. B. C.
PARTICIPATING COMPANIES TAX IDENTIFICATION END OF
NUMBER OF EMPLOYER FISCAL YEAR
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Aetna Services, Inc. 06-0843808 12/31
Aetna Life Insurance Company 06-6033492 12/31
Aeltus Investment Management Inc. 06-0888148 12/31
Aetna Life Insurance and 71-0294708
Annuity Company 12/31
Aetna U.S. Healthcare Dental Plan 06-1160812 12/31
of California, Inc.
Aetna Healthcare of California, Inc. 95-3402799 12/31
Aetna International, Inc. 06-1028458 12/31