Defined Benefit Pension Summary Plan Description

1. When am I a Participant in the Plan?

First, some definitions:

  • A Covered Hour is an hour of work for which an Employer is required to make contributions to the Plan.
  • A Plan Year is the period from July 1 to June 30.

Once your total Covered Hours earned during the current and previous Plan Year reach 750, you will become a Participant, effective on the first day of the following month.

For example:

  • You begin covered employment in April, 2017;
  • You work 300 hours during the period April 1, 2017 to June 30, 2017;
  • You work 450 hours during the period July 1, 2017 to September, 2017.

Under the example above, you will become a Participant on October 1, 2017, as follows:

April 1, 2017 to June 30, 2017: 300 Covered Hours
July 1, 2017 to September 30, 2017: 450 Covered Hours
Total Covered Hours: 750
October 1, 2017: You Become a Participant