About This Guide
This SPD is designed to help you understand how your benefits work. Please refer to it when you have questions about your benefit plans. If you have a family, be sure to share the guide with them as well.
This guide is divided into sections describing each benefit plan, as shown in the table of contents. For details about a specific plan, refer to that section. There, you will find another table of contents to help you find what you are looking for in the benefit plan section.
This guide is the Summary Plan Description (SPD) for the Honda Manufacturing Health & Welfare Benefits Plan and the retirement plans offered by Honda Transmission Mfg. of America, Inc. (referred to as "Honda" in this guide).
Associates of other affiliated companies also participate in these plans; however, benefits may vary by group or location. Benefits for the associates of other affiliated employers or companies are described in separate SPDs.
A complete list of participating employers for the plans described in this SPD is included in the Administrative Information section and also is available from the Honda Benefits Service Center at www.myhondabenefits.com or by calling 1-866-778-5885 from 10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. ET, Monday - Friday.
Note: Insured (health and welfare) benefits are also subject to the terms of the insurance certificates, policies or contracts of coverage. The Summary Plan Description, along with the insurance certificates, policies or contracts of coverage for the health and welfare plans listed in the Administrative Information section, are considered the official plan documents for those plans. This guide is not considered a plan document for the retirement plan(s) listed in the Administrative Information section. It is a summary only of information that is included in legal plan documents for those plans, and in all such cases, the legal plan documents will determine how those plans are administered.
About the Benefit Plans
This SPD is for active Honda associates employed by Honda Transmission Mfg. of America, Inc. Your participation in these benefit plans does not guarantee continued employment with Honda.
The persons set forth below are not eligible for, and may not participate in, the benefit plans described in this SPD:
  • Any self-employed person who provides services to Honda through an agreement between Honda and that person
  • Any person employed by or who obtains employment through a company that provides temporary workers to Honda
  • A student or temporary associate
  • An associate of an international affiliate on temporary assignment at Honda
The plan sponsor for each plan has the sole right to terminate, suspend, withdraw, amend or modify the benefit plans described in this guide in whole or in part at any time. These actions may affect plans covering any associates.
Important to Remember
Honda's practices, policies and benefits for U.S. associates are outlined here for your information as required by law. However, this does not constitute an implied or express contract or guarantee of employment.
Please read this material carefully and keep it for future reference. If you have questions about this information or your Honda benefit plans, contact the Honda Benefits Service Center at www.myhondabenefits.com or by calling 1-866-778-5885 from 10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. ET, Monday - Friday.