PCH » Topics » SECTION 9. CLAIMS PROCEDURE.

This excerpt taken from the PCH 8-K filed Apr 5, 2007.

SECTION 9. CLAIMS PROCEDURE.

(a) Claims. All applications for benefits and all inquiries concerning claims under the program shall be submitted to the Corporation addressed as follows: “Potlatch Forest Products Corporation, Plan Administrator under the Potlatch Corporation Severance Program for Executive Employees, 601 West Riverside Avenue, Suite 1100, Spokane, Washington 99201.”

(b) Denial Of Claims. In the event that any application for benefits under the Program is denied in whole or in part, the Corporation shall notify the applicant in writing of such denial and shall advise the applicant of the right to a review thereof. Such written notice shall set forth, in a manner calculated to be understood by the applicant, specific reasons for such denial, specific references to the provisions of the Program on which such denial is based, a description of any information or material necessary for the applicant to perfect his or her application, an explanation of why such material is necessary and an explanation of the Program’s review procedure and the time limits applicable to such procedures, including a statement of the applicant’s right to bring a civil action under section 502(a) of ERISA following a denial on review of the claim, as described in Section 10. Such written notice shall be given to

 

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the applicant within ninety (90) days after the Corporation receives the application, unless special circumstances require an extension of time up to an additional ninety (90) days for processing the application. If such an extension of time for processing is required, written notice of the extension shall be furnished to the applicant prior to the termination of the initial ninety (90) day period. This notice of extension shall indicate the special circumstances requiring the extension of time and the date by which the Corporation expects to render its decision on the application for benefits.

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