MMC Benefits Handbook
Automatic Distributions
If your vested account balance is $1,000 or less when you leave MMA or Marsh & McLennan Companies, you will automatically receive a distribution. Lump sum distributions of $1,000 or less are generally made by check, but you may request an in-kind distribution in Marsh & McLennan Companies stock instead of a check, to the extent your account is invested in the MMC Stock Fund. If no election is made, the distribution will be made by check.
Accounts with vested balances that are $1,000 or less will be automatically paid out 90 days following the date of your Termination Kit. If you want to roll over the distribution to a traditional IRA, Roth IRA or another employer's tax-qualified plan, a Benefit Distribution Form must be returned within 90 days from the date of the Termination Kit. Otherwise, if the vested account balance is still $1,000 or less, it will be paid out by check and taxes will be withheld, 90 days from the date of your Termination Kit. If no form is received within 90 days from the date of the Termination Kit and your account balance exceeds $1,000, your account will not be paid out automatically. You may request a distribution at any time. If you do not request a distribution and, due to a decline in your account balance at a later date, such balance no longer exceeds the $1,000 threshold, you will be notified again of your options with respect to your account during the following calendar quarter. If no response is received within 30 days from the date of that notification, your account will be automatically distributed.
If your vested account balance is greater than $1,000, you may elect to take a distribution or leave your balance in the Plan. However, you may not leave your balance in the Plan beyond the April 1st of the calendar year following the calendar year in which you attain age 70-1/2 or in which you terminate employment, if later, at which time distributions must begin. If you leave your balance in the Plan, your account balance will continue to be affected by the investment performance of the investment options you select.