These excerpts taken from the RYN 10-K filed Feb 28, 2008.
Adopted, as amended, effective the 31st day of December, 2007.
ARTICLE VI Administration
The Plan shall be administered by the Company as Plan Administrator. The Plan Administrator may appoint one or more individuals and delegate such of its powers and duties described herein as it deems desirable to any such individual, in which case every reference herein made to the Plan Administrator shall be deemed to mean or include the individuals as to matters within their jurisdiction; provided, however, that in the absence of any contrary appointment or delegation, the authority, powers, and duties herein shall be assigned to the Companys Senior Vice President, Administration. The Plan Administrator shall, in its sole discretion, be authorized to construe and interpret all provisions of the Plan, to adopt rules and practices concerning the administration of the same, and to make any determinations and calculations necessary or appropriate hereunder. The determination of the Plan Administrator as to any disputed question arising under this Plan, including questions of construction and interpretation, shall be final, binding, and conclusive on all persons.
To the extent permitted by law, all agents and representatives of the Plan Administrator shall be indemnified by the Company and saved harmless against any claims, and the expenses of defending against such claims, resulting from any action or conduct relating to the administration of the Plan, except claims arising from gross negligence, willful neglect, or willful misconduct.
The cost of benefit payments from this Plan and the expenses of administering the Plan shall be borne by the Company.
The Company may withhold from a payment any federal, state, or local taxes required by law to be withheld with respect to such payment and such sums as the Company may reasonably estimate are necessary to cover any taxes for which the Company may be liable and which may be assessed with regard to such payment.
If special circumstances require an extension of time for processing the claim, written notice of an extension shall be furnished to the claimant prior to the end of the initial period of 90 days following the date on which the claim is filed. Such an extension may not exceed a period of 90 days beyond the end of said initial period.
The claim for review shall be given a full and fair review that takes into account all comments, documents, records and other information that relates to the claim, without regard to whether such information was submitted or considered in the initial benefit determination.
Not later than 60 days after receipt of the request for review, the Plan Administrator shall render and furnish to the claimant written or electronic notice of the decision on review, which notice shall set forth
If special circumstances require an extension of time for processing the claim, the decision shall be rendered as soon as possible, but not later than 120 days after receipt of the request for review, provided that written notice and explanation of the delay are given to the claimant prior to commencement of the extension. Such decision by the Plan Administrator shall not be subject to further review.