MMC Benefits Handbook
Glossary
Actively-At-Work
You are "Actively-At-Work" if you are fulfilling your job responsibilities at a Company-approved location on the day coverage is supposed to begin (e.g., you are not out ill or on a leave of absence).
After-tax paycheck deductions
Deductions taken from your pay after Social Security (FICA and Medicare) and federal unemployment insurance (FUTA) taxes and other applicable federal, state and local taxes are withheld.
Annual Benefits Base Rate
Annual base salary (excluding overtime, bonuses, commissions, and other extra compensation), annual MMA producer salary, guaranteed annual draw and the average of the last two years' commissions.
Before-tax paycheck deductions
Contributions taken from your paycheck generally before Social Security (FICA and Medicare) and federal unemployment insurance (FUTA) taxes and other applicable federal, state, local and other income taxes are withheld.
For certain plans, such as the 401(k) Savings & Investment Plan and the Supplemental Savings & Investment Plan, contributions are taken from your paycheck after Social Security and federal unemployment insurance taxes are withheld but before federal, and, if applicable, state or local income taxes are withheld.
Beneficiary
The person(s) or entity you designate to be entitled to benefits when you die. For Voluntary AD&D, you are automatically the beneficiary if a covered family member dies.
Commissions
Commissions earned that have been paid.
Disability
A physical impairment that limits one to be permanently unable to perform the material and substantial duties of any occupation for which one is qualified by reason of education, experience or training.
Dismemberment
The loss of one or more arms, legs, hands, feet, hearing, speech, or eyesight because of an accident that doesn't cause death.
Guaranteed Annual Draw
Guaranteed annual draw means a draw against commissions not subject to retroactive reduction.
Principal Sum
The insurance in force under this plan that you have elected to purchase, from one to ten times your annual salary, rounded to the next highest $1,000 if not already a multiple, subject to a maximum of $1,000,000.
Salary
For Marsh McLennan employees (other than MMA):
Salary for the purpose of the Plan is your annual base salary (excluding overtime, bonuses, commissions, and other extra compensation).
For MMA employees:
Salary for the purpose of the Plan is your annual base salary (excluding overtime, bonuses, commissions, and other extra compensation) or your annual benefits base rate. Annual benefits base rate includes your annual base salary, your annual MMA producer salary, your Guaranteed Annual Draw and the average of the last two years commissions.
Social Security benefit
The retirement benefit you receive from the government when you retire, based on your age, the number of years you contributed to Social Security and your Social Security contributions during those years. In order to qualify for Social Security coverage, you must have 40 quarters of Social Security contributions.