EXECUTIVE COMPENSATION (continued)
November 15, 2020 and the remaining shares vesting in equal quarterly installments over the next three years, contingent upon the named executive officer remaining continuously employed in service with us through each applicable vesting date.
The equity awards granted to our named executive officers during 2019 are set forth in the “Summary Compensation Table for Fiscal 2019” and under “Grants of Plan-Based Awards in 2019” below.
Welfare and Health Benefits
We have established a tax-qualified Section 401(k) retirement savings plan for our executive officers, including our named executive officers, and other employees who satisfy certain eligibility requirements. Currently, we match contributions made by participants in the plan as follows: dollar for dollar up to $1,500 each quarter up to a maximum of $6,000. We intend for the plan to qualify under Section 401(a) of the Internal Revenue Code (the “Code”), so that contributions by participants to the plan, and income earned on plan contributions, are not taxable to participants until withdrawn from the plan.
Additional benefits received by our executive officers, including our named executive officers, include medical, dental, and vision insurance, fertility benefits, an employee assistance program, commuter and wellness reimbursement programs, health and dependent care flexible spending accounts, a commuter benefit program, health savings accounts, basic and voluntary life and accidental death and dismemberment insurance and disability insurance. Employees who earn over $260,000 per year are provided with voluntary supplemental long-term disability insurance. All of these benefits are provided to our executive officers on the same basis as to all of our employees.
We design our employee benefits programs to be affordable and competitive in relation to the market, as well as compliant with applicable laws and practices. We adjust our employee benefits programs as needed, based upon regular monitoring of applicable laws and practices and the competitive market.
Perquisites and Other Personal Benefits
Currently, we do not view perquisites or other personal benefits as a significant component of our executive compensation program. Accordingly, we do not provide significant perquisites or other personal benefits to our executive officers, including our named executive officers, except as generally made available to our employees, or in situations where we believe it is appropriate to assist an individual in the performance of their duties, to make him or her more efficient and effective, and for recruitment and retention purposes. During 2019, none of our named executive officers received perquisites or other personal benefits that were, in the aggregate, $10,000 or more for each individual.
In the future, we may provide perquisites or other personal benefits in limited circumstances, such as those described in the preceding paragraph. All future practices with respect to perquisites or other personal benefits will be approved and subject to periodic review by the compensation committee.
We have entered into written employment letters with our chief executive officer and each of our other executive officers, including our other named executive officers. Each of these arrangements was approved on our behalf by the compensation committee or our board of directors.
In filling each of our executive positions, our board of directors or the compensation committee, as applicable, recognized that we would need to develop competitive compensation packages to attract qualified candidates in a dynamic labor market. At the same time, our board of directors and the compensation committee were sensitive to the need to integrate new executive officers into the executive compensation structure, balancing both competitive and internal equity considerations.
Each of our employment arrangements provides for “at will” employment (meaning that either we or the executive officer may terminate the employment relationship at any time with or without cause) and sets forth the initial compensation arrangements for the executive officer, including an initial base salary, participation in our employee benefit programs, an equity award recommendation, and, in some cases, sign-on bonuses and reimbursement or payment of relocation expenses. These employment arrangements also prohibit the executive officer from engaging directly or indirectly in competition with us during their employment, diverting our customers to a competitor, or disclosing our confidential information or business practices, and recruiting or soliciting any of our employees for a period after their employment.