This excerpt taken from the UNH 10-K filed Feb 11, 2009.
12.1. Officers. Except as hereinafter provided, functions generally assigned to UnitedHealth Group shall be discharged by its officers or delegated and allocated as provided herein.
12.2. Chief Executive Officer. Except as hereinafter provided, the Chief Executive Officer of UnitedHealth Group may delegate or redelegate and allocate and reallocate to one or more persons or to a committee of persons jointly or severally, and whether or not such persons are directors, officers or employees, such functions assigned to UnitedHealth Group generally hereunder as he or she may from time to time deem advisable.
12.3. Board Of Directors. Notwithstanding the foregoing, the Board of Directors shall have the sole authority to terminate the Plan.
12.4. Committee. The Committee shall:
If there shall at any time be three (3) or more members of the Committee serving hereunder who are qualified to perform a particular act, the same may be performed, on behalf of all, by a majority of those qualified, with or without the concurrence of the minority. No person who failed to join or concur in such act shall be held liable for the consequences thereof.
12.5. Delegation. The Board of Directors and the members of the Committee shall not be liable for an act or omission of another person with regard to a responsibility that has been allocated to or delegated to such other person pursuant to the terms of the Plan Statement or pursuant to procedures set forth in the Plan Statement.
12.6. Conflict of Interest. If any individual to whom authority has been delegated or redelegated hereunder shall also be a Participant in the Plan, such Participant shall have no authority with respect to any matter specially affecting such Participants individual rights hereunder (as distinguished from the rights of all Participants and Beneficiaries or a broad class of Participants and Beneficiaries), all such authority being reserved exclusively to other individuals as the case may be, to the exclusion of such Participant, and such Participant shall act only in such Participants individual capacity in connection with any such matter.
12.7. Service of Process. In the absence of any designation to the contrary by the Committee, the General Counsel of UnitedHealth Group is designated as the appropriate and exclusive agent for the receipt of process directed to this Plan in any legal proceeding, including arbitration, involving the Plan.
12.8. Expenses. The expenses of administering this Plan shall be payable out of the trust fund, if any, established for this Plan except to the extent that UnitedHealth Group, in its discretion, directly pays the expenses. If no such trust fund exists, UnitedHealth Group shall pay such expenses.
12.9. Certifications. Information to be supplied or written notices to be made or consents to be given by the Committee pursuant to any provision of this Plan Statement may be signed in the name of the Committee by any officer who has been authorized to make such certification or to give such notices or consents.
12.10. Errors In Computations. UnitedHealth Group shall not be liable or responsible for any error in the computation of the Account or the determination of any benefit payable to or with respect to any Participant resulting from any misstatement of fact made by the Participant or by or on behalf of any survivor to whom such benefit shall be payable, directly or indirectly, to UnitedHealth Group and used by the Committee in determining the benefit. The Committee shall not be obligated or required to increase the benefit payable to or with respect to such Participant which, on discovery of the misstatement, is found to be understated as a result of such misstatement of the Participant. However, the benefit of any Participant which is overstated by reason of any such misstatement or any other reason shall be reduced to the amount appropriate in view of the truth (and to recover any prior overpayment).