Proxy Statement - Notice of Shareholders Meeting (preliminary) (pre 14a)

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Proxy Statement - Notice of Shareholders Meeting (preliminary) (pre 14a)

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Notice of 2018 Annual Meeting of Stockholders
and
Proxy Statement










YOUR VOTE IS IMPORTANT TO US!
Please vote by using the Internet, the telephone or by
signing, dating, and returning your proxy card.



Notice of 2018 Annual Meeting of Stockholders
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Date and Time
Wednesday, May 2, 2018
10:00 a.m., Eastern Time

 
Location
Park Hyatt New York
The Onyx Room
153 West 57 th  Street
New York, NY 10019

Items to be Voted On
1
To elect three Class I directors to hold office until the 2021 annual meeting.
 
 
 
 
 
2
To consider and approve, on a non-binding, advisory basis, the compensation of our named executive officers.
 
 
 
 
 
3
To approve an amendment and restatement of our Bylaws to implement proxy access.
 
 
 
 
 
4
To ratify the appointment of Ernst & Young LLP as our independent registered public accounting firm for 2018.
 
 
 
 
 
5
To transact such other business as may properly come before the meeting or any adjournment or postponement thereof.
Voting
We hope that you will participate in the Annual Meeting. In all cases, have your proxy card available when you start the voting process.
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By internet
 
By toll-free telephone
www.proxyvote.com
 
1-800-690-6903
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By mail
 
In person
Follow instructions on your proxy card
 
At the Annual Meeting
Record Date
The Board of Directors has fixed the close of business on March 5, 2018 as the record date for the determination of stockholders entitled to notice of, and to vote, at the annual meeting and at any continuation, adjournment, or postponement thereof. This notice and the accompanying proxy statement are being mailed or transmitted on or about [_____, 2018] to the Company’s stockholders of record as of March 5, 2018 .    
[_____, 2018]
By Order of the Board of Directors
 
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Dale B. Wolf
 
Chairman of the Board,



TABLE OF CONTENTS
About Molina Healthcare
CEO Pay Ratio






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ABOUT MOLINA HEALTHCARE
Our Mission
Our mission is to provide quality healthcare to people receiving government assistance.
Molina Healthcare, Inc. provides managed health care services under the Medicaid and Medicare programs and through the state insurance marketplaces.
2017
 
 
 
 
 
 
(Dollars in millions, except per-share amounts)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Total Revenue
 
Net Loss per Diluted Share
 
Adjusted Net Loss Per Share*
 
Net Loss Margin
 
EBITDA*
 
Ending Membership
$
19,883

 
$
(9.07
)
 
$
(8.72
)
 
(2.6
)%
 
$
(329
)
 
4,453,000

Non-GAAP financial measures referred to in this proxy statement are designated with an asterisk (*). For more information, see “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations (MD&A)—Non-GAAP Financial Measures,” and “MD&A—Supplemental Information” in our 2017 Annual Report as defined below.
2017 Management and Board Changes
In May 2017, the employment of our former president and chief executive officer, Dr. J. Mario Molina, and our former chief financial officer, John C. Molina, was terminated by the Company without cause. The Company immediately began an executive search for a new president and chief executive officer. Joseph W. White, our former chief accounting officer, was appointed chief financial officer, replacing John C. Molina, and from May 2, 2017 to November 6, 2017, Mr. White also acted as interim president and chief executive officer replacing Dr. Molina. On November 6, 2017, Joseph M. Zubretsky was appointed president and chief executive officer. Additionally, in May 2017, Dale B. Wolf was appointed chairman of the Board, and Ronna E. Romney’s role changed from lead independent director to vice-chair of the Board. Further, Board changes occurred at the end of 2017 and beginning of 2018, as Frank E. Murray retired from the Board in November 2017, Dr. Molina resigned as a director in December 2017, and John C. Molina resigned as a director in February 2018. Mr. Zubretsky was appointed to the Board as a Class I director in November 2017 to fill the vacancy resulting from Mr. Murray’s resignation, and was reclassified as a Class III director in December 2017, upon Dr. Molina’s departure from the Board. In February 2018, Terry P. Bayer retired as chief operating officer of the Company. In March 2018, Lisa A. Rubino, our former senior vice president of Medicare & Duals Integration, was terminated by the Company without cause.



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Matters for Stockholder Voting
At this year’s annual meeting, we are asking our stockholders to vote on the following matters:
Proposal
Board Vote Recommendation
To elect three Class I directors to hold office until the 2021 annual meeting.
FOR
To consider and approve, on a non-binding, advisory basis, the compensation of our named executive officers.
FOR
To approve an amendment and restatement of our Bylaws to implement proxy access.

FOR

To ratify the appointment of Ernst & Young LLP as our independent registered public accounting firm for 2018.
FOR
Election of Directors
You are being asked to vote for three Class I directors, Gov. Garrey E. Carruthers, Daniel Cooperman, and Richard M. Schapiro, each for a three-year term expiring in 2021. This proposal requires for each nominee the affirmative vote of a majority of votes cast at the annual meeting.
Governance Highlights
Independence
Independent chairman.
7 of our 8 directors are independent.
All of our Board committees are composed exclusively of independent directors.
Executive Sessions
The independent directors regularly meet in private without management.
Board Oversight of Risk Management
Our Board has principal responsibility for oversight of the Company’s risk management process and understanding of the overall risk profile of the Company.
Share Ownership Requirements
Our non-executive directors must hold shares of the Company’s common stock with a value of at least four times the aggregate annual cash retainer amounts payable to such directors, within five years of joining the Board.
Our chief executive officer must hold shares of the Company’s common stock with a value of at least five times his annual base salary.
Our chief financial officer must hold shares of the Company’s common stock with a value of at least four times his annual base salary.
Our other named executive officers must hold shares of the Company’s common stock with a value of at least two times their annual base salaries.
Board Practices
Our Board annually reviews its effectiveness as a group, with the results of the annual review being reported to the Board.
Nomination criteria are adjusted as needed to ensure that our Board as a whole continues to reflect the appropriate mix of skills and experience.
We have a clawback policy that entitles the Company to seek recovery by the Company of incentive-based compensation from current and former executives in the event of any accounting restatement due to material noncompliance by the Company with any financial reporting requirement under applicable securities laws.
Our insider trading policy prohibits all directors, executive officers, and vice presidents of the Company or subsidiary executive officers from engaging in short sales and hedging transactions relating to our common stock, as well as imposing limits on pledging of our common stock.
Accountability
Directors must be elected by a majority of votes cast.
Submission of “proxy access” bylaw for approval of stockholders at this annual meeting, including the following key terms: 3% ownership for 3 years, 20% of Board, and up to 20 stockholders being able to aggregate.

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Proxy Statement
This proxy statement is furnished in connection with the solicitation of proxies on behalf of the Board of Directors of Molina Healthcare, Inc. (“Board” or “Board of Directors”) for the Annual Meeting to be held on Wednesday, May 2, 2018 , at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time. Please review this proxy statement in its entirety and the Company’s 2017 Annual Report on Form 10-K for year ended December 31, 2017 (“Annual Report”) before voting. In this proxy statement, we may refer to Molina Healthcare, Inc. as the “Company,” “Molina Healthcare,” “our” or “we”.
Proposal 1 - Election of Directors
Our Board of Directors is divided into three classes, designated as Class I, Class II, and Class III. Each class currently has three Board seats, and there is currently a vacancy in Class II. Only one class of directors is subject to election each year. For 2018 , the Class I directors are subject to election. The Class II directors will be subject to election at the 2019 annual meeting, and the Class III directors will be subject to election at the 2020 annual meeting. The three directors to be elected as Class I directors at the 2018 annual meeting will serve a term of three years, to last until the 2021 annual meeting. All directors shall serve until the expiration of their respective terms and until their respective successors are elected and qualified, or until such director’s earlier resignation, removal from office, death, or incapacity.
Under our Bylaws, each director nominee receiving a majority of the votes cast at the meeting at which a quorum is present will be elected as a director. If a nominee for director who is an incumbent director is not elected and no successor has been elected at the meeting, that director will continue to serve as a “holdover director” until a successor is qualified and elected. However, under our Bylaws the holdover director would be required to tender his or her offer to resign to our corporate secretary promptly following certification of the election results. Within 90 days following certification of the election results, (i) the corporate governance and nominating committee will consider, and make a recommendation to the Board, as to whether to accept or reject the resignation, or whether other action should be taken, and (ii) the Board will act on the committee’s recommendation and publicly disclose its decision and the rationale behind it. The holdover director would not participate in either the committee’s or the Board’s deliberations regarding that director’s offer to resign.
Currently, the three incumbent Class I directors are Gov. Garrey E. Carruthers, Daniel Cooperman, and Richard M. Schapiro. The Board of Directors, upon recommendation of the corporate governance and nominating committee, has nominated for election each of the three incumbent Class I directors.
The Board believes that each of the three Class I nominees has demonstrated the requisite skills and expertise needed to provide strategic counsel to, and to oversee the key risks facing, the Company. For a summary of the director nominees, including their respective skills and qualifications, please see the information below provided under the captions, “Business Experience” and “Skills and Qualifications,” next to each director nominee’s name.
Proxies can only be voted for the three named director nominees.
In the event any nominee is unable or declines to serve as a director at the time of the meeting, the proxies will be voted for any nominee who may be designated by the Board of Directors to fill the vacancy. As of the date of this proxy statement, the Board of Directors is not aware of any nominee who is unable or will decline to serve as a director.
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THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS UNANIMOUSLY RECOMMENDS THAT THE STOCKHOLDERS VOTE FOR  THE ELECTION OF EACH DIRECTOR NOMINEE.

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Information About Director Nominees
Class I Director Nominees for 2018
Gov. Garrey E. Carruthers
Business Experience
Chancellor of New Mexico State University since June 1, 2015 to present, and President since 2013
Served as Dean of the College of Business of New Mexico State University from 2003 to 2013
Served as New Mexico State University’s Vice President for Economic Development from 2006 to 2013
Served as the Director of the University’s Pete V. Domenici Institute since 2009
Was the President and Chief Executive Officer of Cimarron Health Plan in New Mexico from 1993 to 2003
From 1987 to 1990, served a term as the Governor of the state of New Mexico
From 1981 to 1984, served as Assistant Secretary of the U.S. Department of the Interior
Holds a Ph.D. in economics from Iowa State University
Skills and Qualifications
In addition to being the former Governor of New Mexico, a former member of the Reagan Administration, and professor of economics, Gov. Carruthers also has extensive experience in the healthcare industry. Gov. Carruthers’ former service as the president and chief executive officer of Cimarron Health Plan, Inc., a managed care health plan in Albuquerque New Mexico, and the predecessor to Molina Healthcare of New Mexico, has given him broad exposure to the managed care industry. In addition, Gov. Carruthers currently serves as a Chancellor of the New Mexico State University system, which includes the main campus and four 2-year college campuses. Prior to becoming Chancellor, Gov. Carruthers simultaneously served as the dean of the College of Business of New Mexico State University and as its vice president for economic development. Gov. Carruthers’ prior experience makes him a highly valued Board member, particularly in his role as the chairman of the compliance and quality committee, and as a member of the corporate governance and nominating committee.
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Chancellor of New Mexico State University
Age:  78
Director Since:  2012 (Class I)
Board Committees:
Compliance & Quality (Chair)
Corporate Governance & Nominating Committee



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Mr. Daniel Cooperman
Business Experience
Chairman of the audit committee and member of the Board of Directors of Zoox, Inc., a young robotics company developing a fully autonomous vehicle, since 2015
Member of the Board of Directors of LegalZoom.Com, Inc. from 2012 until its change of control in 2014; member of the Board of Directors of Nanoscale Components Inc., a lithium ion technology company, since 2012
Ex-Chairman and member of the Board of Directors of Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties (California), since 2010
Member of the Board of Directors of Liffey Thames Group, LLC dba Discovia, a legal services company, from 2011 to 2017
Of Counsel, DLA Piper LLP, a global law firm, from December 2014 to November 2016
Of Counsel, Bingham McCutchen, LLP, a global law firm, from 2010 to 2014
Senior Vice President, Secretary, and General Counsel of Apple Inc. from 2007 to 2009
Senior Vice President, Secretary, and General Counsel of Oracle Corporation from 1997 to 2007
Partner, McCutchen, Doyle, Brown & Enersen, LLP from 1977 to 1997
Distinguished Visiting Lecturer, Stanford Law School since 2010
Fellow, Arthur and Toni Rembe Rock Center for Corporate Governance, Stanford Law School and Graduate School of Business since 2012
Juris Doctorate, Stanford Law School
MBA, Stanford Graduate School of Business
Graduated Dartmouth College, summa cum laude, with an A.B. in Economics with highest distinction 
Skills and Qualifications
Mr. Cooperman has extensive legal and corporate governance experience, having served as general counsel, senior vice president, and secretary of both Apple, Inc. and Oracle Corporation. Mr. Cooperman has also served as Of Counsel at two international law firms focusing on corporate and transactional matters, corporate governance, and board of director issues. Mr. Cooperman’s service as general counsel for two major US public technology companies and his extensive legal, compliance and risk management experience provide an invaluable background for his service on the Board and as chairman of both the Company’s corporate governance and nominating committee, and the Company’s information technology and cybersecurity committee. Mr. Cooperman is also a member of the audit committee. Further, Mr. Cooperman has extensive past and current board experience, having advised and served on the boards of a number of companies and trade associations.
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Age:  67

Director Since:  2013 (Class I)

Board Committees:

Corporate Governance & Nominating (Chair)
Information Technology & Cybersecurity (Chair)
Audit

 


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Mr. Richard M. Schapiro
Business Experience
Since April 2015, served as Chief Executive Officer of SchapiroCo LLC, a financial consultant to healthcare companies
Since January 2017, served as an independent director for Transamerica Corporation, and from April 2015 to January 2017, served as independent director for Transamerica Financial Life Insurance Company
From 1999 to 2014, served as a Managing Director in the Corporate and Investment Banking Division of Bank of America Merrill Lynch’s Health Care Group (retired)
From 1997 to 1999, served as Managing Director and Head of Health Care Group for ING Baring Furman Selz
From 1979 to 1997, held various positions at Salomon Brothers Inc, serving as Managing Director and Global Co-Head of the Health Care Group, Managing Director - Insurance Group, Managing Director and Head of Government Finance Group, and Managing Director and Head of Thrift Coverage Group
Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting from Case Western Reserve University
Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Bernard M. Baruch College
Juris Doctorate from New York Law School
Skills and Qualifications
Mr. Schapiro is a former investment and corporate banker with thirty-five years of experience covering the financial services and healthcare sectors. Mr. Schapiro’s past experience as a healthcare investment banker enables him to provide helpful insight to management in the matters related to capital structure, debt and equity financings and mergers and acquisitions. Mr. Schapiro also advised the Company in connection with its 2003 IPO and subsequent follow-on offering, giving him invaluable insight into the history and growth of the Company.
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Chief Executive Officer, SchapiroCo LLC
Age:  62
Director Since:  2015 (Class I)
Board Committees:
Compensation (Chair)
Audit
Information Technology & Cybersecurity

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Information About Directors Continuing in Office
Directors Whose Terms Are Not Expiring In 2018
Joseph M. Zubretsky
Business Experience
Has served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Molina Healthcare, Inc. since November 6, 2017
President and Chief Executive Officer of The Hanover Group from June 2016 to October 2017
Chief Executive Officer and Senior Executive Vice President of Healthagen, LLC, a subsidiary of Aetna, Inc., from January 2015 to October 2015
Senior Executive Vice President of National Businesses of Aetna, Inc. from February 2013 to December 2014, Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer from November 2010 to February 2013, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer from March 2007 to November 2010, and Chief Enterprise Risk Officer from April 2007 to February 2013
Senior Executive Vice President of Finance, Investments and Corporate Development of Unum Group from 2005 to 2007 and Interim Chief Financial Officer from 2006 to 2007
Special Partner, Chief Investment Officer, and Chief Financial Officer at Brera Capital Partners from 1999 to 2005
Executive Vice President of Business Development and Chief Financial Officer of MassMutual Financial Group from 1997 to 1999
Member of the Boards of Directors of several companies, including The Hanover Group from 2016 to October 2017
Certified Public Accountant (inactive)
Holds a B.S. in Business Administration from University of Hartford, West Hartford, CT
Skills and Qualifications
Mr. Zubretsky has more than 35 years of experience as a senior executive in strategy, operating and finance roles in some of the world’s top insurance and financial companies including, most recently, The Hanover Group and Aetna, Inc. Mr. Zubretsky’s unique and extensive executive and managerial experience places him in an excellent position to assist the Company with significant operational improvements and growth.
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President and Chief Executive Officer
Age:  61
Director Since:  2017 (Class III)
 
 
Mr. Charles Z. Fedak
Business Experience
Certified Public Accountant since 1975
Founded Charles Z. Fedak & Co., Certified Public Accountants, in 1981
Employed by KPMG from 1975 to 1980
Employed by Ernst & Young LLP from 1973 to 1975
Prior Chair of the Company’s audit committee from the time of the Company’s IPO in July 2003 through April 2014
Holds MBA degree from California State University, Long Beach
Skills and Qualifications
Mr. Fedak has significant accounting and finance experience, having been a certified public accountant since 1975. He is the founder of a successful full service accounting firm. Mr. Fedak served as the chair of the Company’s audit committee for 12 years. His background and experience affords Mr. Fedak the financial expertise and operational familiarity to effectively oversee the Company’s finance and accounting functions.

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Founder, Charles Z. Fedak & Co., CPAs
Age:  66
Director Since:  2002 (Class II)
Board Committees:
Audit (Financial Expert)
Compensation

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Mr. Steven J. Orlando
Business Experience
Has over 40 years of business and corporate finance experience
From 2000 to the present, has operated his own financial management and business consulting practice, Orlando Company
Served as Greater Sacramento Bancorp director and chairman of its audit committee from January 2009 to January 2015
Served on multiple corporate boards, including service as chairman of the audit committee for Pacific Crest Capital, Inc., a Nasdaq-listed corporation
Served as Chief Financial Officer for various companies from 1978- 2000
Practiced as Certified Public Accountant with Coopers & Lybrand CPAs from 1974 to 1977
Holds a B.S. in accounting from the California State University, Sacramento
Certified Public Accountant (inactive)
Skills and Qualifications
Mr. Orlando’s extensive business, accounting, operations, and corporate finance experience with a wide range of companies gives him valuable and practical insights regarding the operational and financial issues confronting business enterprises. In addition, his service on multiple corporate boards and audit committees, including those of a publicly traded financial institution and a Nasdaq-listed corporation, renders him well qualified to serve as the chairman of the audit committee, and to serve on multiple other committees of the Board.

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Founder, Orlando Company
Age:  66
Director Since:  2005 (Class II)
Board Committees:
Audit (Chair & Financial Expert)
Compensation
Information   Technology & Cybersecurity
Ms. Ronna E. Romney
Business Experience
Has served as director for Park-Ohio Holdings Corp., a publicly traded logistics and manufacturing company, since 2001
Director of Molina Healthcare of Michigan from 1999 to 2004
Candidate for the United States Senate for the state of Michigan in 1996
From 1989 to 1993, appointed by President George H. W. Bush to serve as Chairwoman of the President’s Commission on White House Fellowships
From 1984 to 1992, served on the Republican National Committee for the state of Michigan
From 1985 to 1989, appointed by President Ronald Reagan to serve as Chairwoman of the President’s Commission on White House Presidential Scholars
From 1982 to 1985, appointed by President Ronald Reagan to serve as Commissioner of the President’s National Advisory Council on Adult Education
Political and news commentator for radio and television from 1994 to 1996
Honored as one of the NACD (National Association of Corporate Directors) Top 100 Directors for 2015
Holds a B.A from the Oakland University, Rochester, Michigan
Skills and Qualifications
Ms. Romney’s political skills, along with her extensive board and corporate governance experience, enable her to serve an invaluable role as the Board’s lead independent director, and to serve as an effective liaison between management and the Board. In addition to serving as lead independent director, she also sits on the compensation and corporate governance and nominating committees.
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Director, Park Ohio Holding Corporation
Age: 74
Director Since:  1999 (Class III); Vice-Chair of the Board
Board Committees:
Compensation
Corporate Governance & Nominating


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Mr. Dale B. Wolf
Business Experience
Has served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Onecall Care Management since January 2016, and Executive Chairman from September 2015 to January 2016
President and CEO, DBW Healthcare, Inc. since January 2014
Executive Chairman, Correctional Healthcare Companies, Inc., a national provider of correctional healthcare solutions, from December 2012 to July 2014
Chief Executive Officer of Coventry Health Care, Inc. from 2005 to 2009
Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, and Treasurer of Coventry Health Care, Inc. from 1996 to 2005
Member of the Board of Directors of Correctional Healthcare Companies, Inc. from December 2012 to July 2014
Member of the Board of Directors of Coventry Healthcare, Inc. from January 2005 to April 2009
Member of the Board of Directors of Catalyst Health Solutions, Inc. from 2003 to 2012
Graduated Eastern Nazarene College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Mathematics, with honors
Completed MIT Sloan School Senior Executive Program
Fellow in the Society of Actuaries since 1979
Skills and Qualifications
Mr. Wolf is an experienced healthcare executive with visionary leadership skills. Mr. Wolf has served in multiple leadership roles, including chief executive officer and chief financial officer of Coventry Healthcare, a health insurer now owned by Aetna, and on the boards of several notable healthcare companies. Mr. Wolf’s extensive managerial and executive healthcare experience, as well as his familiarity with the managed care industry, render him an invaluable asset in helping to formulate and oversee the Company’s long-term business strategy.
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President & Chief Executive Officer, Onecall Care Management
Age:  63
Director Since:  2013 (Class III); Chairman of the Board
Board Committees:
Corporate Governance & Nominating
Compliance & Quality




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Additional Information About Directors
Summary of Director Qualifications, Skills, or Experience
The following is a skills matrix for our Board of Directors. As indicated in the matrix, our directors have a diverse array of expertise and skills in a broad range of substantive areas. The mark l   by a director’s name indicates that the category is a specific qualification, skill, or experience that the director contributes to the Board. The absence of the mark l for a particular category does not mean that the director does not have that qualification, skill, or experience.
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Independent Director Tenure
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One of the main elements of the Company’s governance policies to aid in maintaining an effective Board is an extensive skills assessment. In that respect, the Board develops a skills matrix and maps our directors’ backgrounds and experience against these skills. The Board is being assessed periodically, and the Board undergoes an annual evaluation.
 
The tenure of our independent directors ranges from almost three years to nineteen years (including membership in the predecessor company prior to the Company’s IPO). Our independent directors contribute a wide range of knowledge, skills, qualifications, and experience as described in their individual biographies. We believe the tenure of our independent directors provides the appropriate balance of expertise, continuity, and perspective to our Board, making it a strategic asset of the Company and a source of continuous competitive advantage, and serving the best interests of our stockholders.
We believe providing our Board with new perspectives and ideas is a critical component to an effective board. In furtherance of that, during the last seven years the corporate governance and nominating committee, with input from the entire Board, has performed periodic strategic evaluations of our directors’ skills, qualifications, and experience. In connection with such evaluations, five of our eight current directors have been added to the Board since 2012, three of whom are acting as chairpersons of four of our Board’s standing committees. As the corporate governance and nominating committee and our Board consider potential new director candidates, they take into account a multitude of factors, including nominees that possess attributes that they believe will best complement the Company’s strategic plan and core business competencies, and further the Company’s mission and growth opportunities.
Corporate Governance and Board of Directors Matters
Molina Healthcare continually strives to maintain high standards of ethical conduct, to report its results with accuracy and transparency, and to maintain full compliance with the laws, rules, and regulations that govern Molina Healthcare’s business.
The current charters of the audit committee, the corporate governance and nominating committee, the compensation committee, the compliance and quality committee, and the information technology and cybersecurity committee, as well as Molina Healthcare’s Corporate Governance Guidelines, Code of Business Conduct and Ethics, and Related Person Transaction Policy are available in the “Investors” section of Molina Healthcare’s website, www.molinahealthcare.com , under the link “Corporate Governance.” Molina Healthcare stockholders may obtain printed copies of these documents free of charge by writing to Molina Healthcare, Inc., Ryan Kubota, Director of Investor Relations, 200 Oceangate, Suite 100, Long Beach, California 90802.
Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee Responsibilities
The corporate governance and nominating committee’s mandate is to review and shape corporate governance policies, and to identify qualified individuals for nomination to the Board of Directors. All of the members of the committee meet the independence standards contained in the New York Stock Exchange (“NYSE”) corporate governance rules and Molina Healthcare’s Corporate Governance Guidelines.
The committee considers all qualified director candidates identified by members of the committee, by other members of the Board of Directors, by senior management, and by stockholders. Stockholders who would like to propose a director candidate for consideration by the committee may do so by submitting the candidate’s name, resume, and biographical information to the attention of the Corporate Secretary as described below under “Questions and Answers About our Annual Meeting How can I present a proposal for next year’s annual

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meeting?” All proposals for nominations received by the Corporate Secretary will be presented to the committee for its consideration. If Proposal 3 is approved by the requisite vote at this year’s annual meeting of stockholders, eligible stockholders will also have the ability to submit director nominees for inclusion in our proxy statement at next year’s annual meeting. Additional details regarding the eligibility criteria and process are included in Proposal 3 in this proxy statement. The deadline for submitting the nominee is set forth below in “Questions and Answers About our Annual Meeting How can I present a proposal for next year’s annual meeting?”
Board Composition and Refreshment
The Board and the corporate governance and nominating committee has made it a priority to ensure the Board is composed of directors who bring diverse viewpoints and perspectives, possess a multitude of skills, professional experience, and backgrounds. The Board and the corporate governance and nominating committee believe that new perspectives and ideas are critical to a forward-looking and strategic board as is the ability to benefit from the valuable experience and familiarity that longer-serving directors bring. The corporate governance and nominating committee desires to maintain an appropriate balance of tenure, turnover, diversity, and skills on the Board. The committee focuses on this through an ongoing, year-round process, which includes the annual Board evaluation process described below under “Corporate Governance Guidelines - Board Evaluation Process.”
Board Membership Criteria
The Board and the corporate governance and nominating committee believe there are general qualifications that all directors must exhibit and other key qualifications and experience that should be represented on the Board as a whole, but not necessarily by each director. The Board and the corporate governance and nominating committee require that each director be a person of high integrity with a proven record of success in his or her field and have the ability to devote the time and effort necessary to fulfill his or her responsibilities to the Company. Each director must demonstrate innovative thinking and familiarity with and respect for corporate governance requirements and practices.
The committee reviews each candidate’s biographical information and assesses each candidate’s independence, skills, and expertise based on a variety of factors, including breadth of experience reflecting that the candidate will be able to make a meaningful contribution to the Board’s discussion of and decision-making regarding the array of complex issues facing the Company; understanding of the Company’s business environment; the possession of expertise that would complement the attributes of our existing directors; whether the candidate will appropriately balance the legitimate interests and concerns of all stockholders and other stakeholders in reaching decisions rather than advancing the interests of a particular constituency; and whether the candidate will be able to devote sufficient time and energy to the performance of his or her duties as a director. Application of these factors involves the exercise of judgment by the committee and the Board.
Based on its assessment of each candidate’s independence, skills, and qualifications, the committee will make recommendations regarding potential director candidates to the Board. The committee follows the same process and uses the same criteria for evaluating candidates proposed by stockholders, members of the Board of Directors, and members of senior management.
In 2017 the committee used the executive search firm of Russell Reynolds Associates, Inc. for purposes of identifying and evaluating potential director nominees. Russell Reynolds Associates, Inc. did not provide any other services to the Company. In 2017, the Company paid Russell Reynolds Associates, Inc. fees in the aggregate of approximately $109,000.
For the 2018 annual meeting, the Company did not receive notice of any director nominations from its stockholders.
Board Diversity
Diversity is among the factors that the corporate governance and nominating committee considers when evaluating the composition of the Board. Among the criteria for Board membership as stated in the Company’s Corporate Governance Guidelines is a diversified membership: “The Board shall be committed to a diversified membership, in terms of the various experiences and areas of expertise of the individuals involved.” As set forth in our Corporate Governance Guidelines, diversity may reflect age, gender, ethnicity, industry focus, and tenure on the Board so as to enhance the Board’s ability to manage and direct the affairs and business of the Company, including, when applicable, to enhance the ability of the committees of the Board to fulfill their duties and/or to satisfy any independence requirements imposed by law, regulation, NYSE listing standards, and the Company’s Bylaws and other corporate governance documents. When recommending director nominees for election by stockholders, the Board and the corporate governance and nominating committee evaluates how the experience and skill set of each

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director nominee complements those of the other director nominees to create a balanced Board with diverse viewpoints and extensive expertise.
Each director candidate contributes to the Board’s overall diversity by providing a variety of perspectives, personal, and professional experiences and backgrounds. The Board is satisfied that the current nominees reflect an appropriate diversity of gender, age, race, geographical background, and experience, and is committed to continuing to consider diversity issues in evaluating the composition of the Board.
Corporate Governance Guidelines
The Company’s Corporate Governance Guidelines embody many of our practices, policies, and procedures, which are the foundation of our commitment to sound corporate governance practices. The guidelines are reviewed annually and revised as necessary. The guidelines outline the responsibilities, operations, qualifications, and composition of the Board. The guidelines provide that a majority of the members of the Board shall be independent.
Board Committees
The guidelines require that all members of the Company’s audit, corporate governance and nominating, and compensation committees be independent. Committee members are appointed by the Board upon recommendation of the corporate governance and nominating committee. Committee membership and chairs are rotated from time to time in accordance with the Board’s judgment. The Board and each committee have the power to hire and fire independent legal, financial, or other advisors, as they may deem necessary.
Board and Committee Meetings
Meetings of the non-management directors are held as part of every regularly scheduled Board meeting and are presided over by the chairman of the Board. Directors have full and free access to senior management and other employees of Molina Healthcare. Directors are expected to prepare for, attend, and participate in all Board meetings, meetings of the committees on which they serve, and the annual meeting of stockholders. All of the directors then in office attended in person or by telephone Molina Healthcare’s 2017 annual meeting.
Board Evaluation Process
The Board recognizes that a robust and constructive evaluation process is a critical component of good corporate governance and Board effectiveness. Through this process, directors provide feedback and assess Board, committee and director performance, including areas where the Board believes it is functioning effectively and areas where the Board believes it can improve. The corporate governance and nominating committee conducts our annual evaluation process focused on three components: (i) the Board, (ii) Board committees, and (iii) individual directors. As part of this process, the corporate governance and nominating committee reviews the procedures, which may vary from year to year, in advance of each year’s evaluation process. In 2017, the corporate governance and nominating committee engaged a third party to conduct a survey of the directors with regard to the evaluation and reported the survey results to the Board in February 2018. In addition, each committee conducts its own self-evaluation. The results of these evaluations are reported to the Board. The self-evaluation process is designed to elicit candid feedback regarding the areas where the Board and its committees could improve their effectiveness. In addition, the corporate governance and nominating committee regularly discusses Board composition and effectiveness.
Director Continuing Education
New directors are provided with an orientation program to familiarize them with Molina Healthcare’s business, and its legal, compliance, and regulatory profile. New directors participate in introductory meetings with the Company’s executive management and are provided materials and presentations on the Company’s strategic plans, financial statements, and key issues, policies and practices. The Company makes available to the Board educational seminars on a variety of topics at its expense. These seminars are intended to allow directors to develop a deeper understanding of relevant health care, governmental, and business issues facing the Company, and to assist them in keeping pace with developments in corporate governance and critical issues relating to the operations of public company boards. The Board members also periodically participate in visits to the Company’s health plans.
Compensation Committee Matters
The Board reviews the compensation committee’s report on the performance of Mr. Zubretsky, the Company’s current president and chief executive officer, in order to ensure that he is providing effective leadership for Molina Healthcare. The Board also works with the compensation committee with respect to matters of succession planning for the president and chief executive officer, the chief financial officer, and other senior executive officers of the Company.

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Director Independence
The Board of Directors has determined that, except for Mr. Zubretsky (the Company’s President and Chief Executive Officer), each of the directors of the Company, including the three nominees identified in this proxy statement, has no material relationship with the Company that would interfere with the exercise of his or her independent judgment as a director, and is otherwise “independent” in accordance with the applicable listing requirements of the NYSE, the applicable Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) rules, and the Company’s Corporate Governance Guidelines. In making that determination, the Board of Directors considered all relevant facts and circumstances, including the director’s commercial, industrial, banking, consulting, legal, accounting, charitable, and familial relationships, among others. In addition, a director will not be considered independent if Section 303A.02(b) of the NYSE Listed Company Manual (or any applicable successor listing standard) otherwise disqualifies such director from being considered independent. The independence of directors and the materiality of any business relationships delineated above is determined by the Board in its discretion.
Code of Business Conduct and Ethics
The Board has adopted a Code of Business Conduct and Ethics governing all employees of Molina Healthcare and its subsidiaries. A copy of the Code of Business Conduct and Ethics is available on our website at www.molinahealthcare.com . From the Molina home page, click on “About Molina,” then click on “Investors,” and then click on “Corporate Governance.” There were no waivers of our Code of Business Conduct and Ethics during 2017 . We intend to disclose amendments to, or waivers of, our Code of Business Conduct and Ethics, if any, on our website.
Compliance Hotline
The Company encourages employees to raise possible ethical issues. The Company offers several channels by which employees and others may report ethical concerns or incidents, including, without limitation, concerns about accounting, internal controls, or auditing matters. We provide a Compliance Hotline that is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Individuals may choose to remain anonymous. We prohibit retaliatory action against any individual for raising legitimate concerns or questions regarding ethical matters, or for reporting suspected violations.
Communications with the Board
Stockholders or other interested parties who wish to communicate with a member or members of the Board of Directors, including the non-management directors as a group, may do so by addressing their correspondence to the individual Board member or Board members, c/o Corporate Secretary, Molina Healthcare, Inc., 200 Oceangate, Suite 100, Long Beach, California 90802. The Board of Directors has approved a process pursuant to which the Corporate Secretary shall review and forward correspondence to the appropriate director or group of directors for response.
Board Leadership Structure
Until May 2, 2017, Dr. J. Mario Molina held the positions of chairman of the board and chief executive officer. In May 2017, upon termination of Dr. Molina’s employment with the Company, the Board decided to split the roles of chairman of the board and the chief executive officer, with the chairman being an independent director, and to eliminate the position of lead independent director which was previously held by Ronna E. Romney. At that time Dale B. Wolf, one of the independent directors, was appointed chairman of the board, and Joseph W. White, the Company’s chief financial officer, was appointed interim president and chief executive officer. Also, effective as of May 2, 2017, Ms. Romney, the former lead independent director, was appointed vice-chair of the board. Subsequently, on November 6, 2017, Joseph M. Zubretsky joined the Company as its president and chief executive officer. The Board believes that the partnership between the chief executive officer and the chairman of the board, with an adjusted focus for each, will enable both executives to apply their strongest skills to charting a successful course for our business continuing the sustained growth of our business. Mr. Zubretsky, as president and chief executive officer, assumed accountability for the Company’s strategic direction and operations, and Mr. Wolf, as chairman of the board, focuses on Board leadership and governance-related matters.
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generally conclude the separation of the two roles is a “best practice.” We believe the non-executive chairman of the Board plays an important governance leadership role that enhances long-term stockholder value.
The authority and responsibilities of the chairman and the vice chair are detailed in the Company’s Corporate Governance Guidelines. The chairman shall preside at all meetings of the Board (including executive sessions) and the stockholders, and serve as the liaison between the independent directors and the chief executive officer. In addition to any other responsibilities that the independent directors as a whole might designate from time to time, the chairman is also responsible for approving: (i) the quality, quantity, and timeliness of the information sent to the Board, and (ii) the meeting agenda, schedules, and materials for the Board. The chairman has the authority to call meetings of the independent directors and to set the agendas for such meetings. If requested by major stockholders of the Company, the chairman is responsible for ensuring that he or she is available, when appropriate, for consultation and direct communication in accordance with procedures developed by the Company and the chairman. Further, the chairman may perform such other duties, and exercise such powers, as prescribed in the Bylaws of the Company or by the Board from time to time. The vice-chair of the Board assists the chairman in performing his or her duties and responsibilities, and performs such other duties as may be prescribed by the Board from time to time.
Involvement in Certain Legal Proceeding s
There are no legal proceedings to which any director, officer, nominee, or principal stockholder, or any affiliate thereof, is a party adverse to the Company or has a material interest adverse to the Company.
Board’s Role in Risk Oversight
While management is responsible for designing and implementing the Company’s risk management process, controls, and oversight, the Board, both as a whole and through its committees, has overall responsibility for oversight of the Company’s risk management. The Board regularly receives reports from senior management with respect to the Company’s management of major risks, including efforts to identify, assess, manage, and mitigate risks that may affect the Company’s ability to execute on its corporate strategy and fulfill its business objectives. The Board’s role is to oversee this effort and to consult with management on the effectiveness of risk identification, measurement, monitoring and mitigation processes, and the adequacy of staffing and action plans, as needed. The Company has also instituted a management enterprise risk management committee to assess the risks of the Company. In addition, the compensation committee reviews compensation programs to ensure that they do not encourage unnecessary or excessive risk-taking. The compensation committee has concluded our compensation programs do not create risks that are reasonably likely to have a material adverse effect on the Company.
Stock Ownership Guidelines for Directors
The Board believes that individual directors should own and hold a reasonable number of shares of common stock of the Company to further align the director’s interests and actions with those of the Company’s stockholders, and also to demonstrate confidence in the long-term prospects of the Company. In February 2018, the Company revised its stock ownership guidelines for directors to increase the value of the Company’s shares of common stock that directors shall own from at least three (3) times the aggregate annual cash retainer amounts payable to the director to four (4) times such retainer amounts. The value of a director’s holdings are based on the average closing price of a share of the Company’s common stock for the previous calendar year. Shares that satisfy these guidelines may be those owned directly, through a trust, or by a spouse or children, and shall include shares purchased on the open market, vested or unvested shares of restricted stock, or exercised and retained option shares. Until a director’s stock ownership requirement is met, the director must retain at least 50% of all “net settled shares” received from the vesting, delivery, or exercise of equity awards granted under the Company’s equity award plans until the total value of all shares held equals or exceeds the director’s applicable ownership threshold. “Net settled shares” generally refers to those shares that remain after the payment of (i) the exercise price of stock options or purchase price of other awards, (ii) all applicable withholding taxes, and (iii) any applicable transaction costs. Shares that are pledged are not counted toward the director’s ownership requirements. Non-employee directors must comply with the stock ownership guidelines within five (5) years of their election to the Board. Each non-employee director of the Company satisfied the applicable stock ownership guidelines as of December 31, 2017 .

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Information About the Board and its Committees
Meetings of Non-Management Directors
It is the customary practice of the Company’s non-management directors to meet in executive session without any management directors in attendance each time the full Board convenes for a regularly scheduled in-person Board meeting, which is usually four times each year, and, if the Board convenes a special meeting, the non-management directors may meet in executive session if the circumstances warrant. The chairman of the Board presides at each executive session of the non-management directors.
Committees of the Board of Directors
The five standing committees of the Board of Directors are: (i) the audit committee; (ii) the corporate governance and nominating committee; (iii) the compensation committee; (iv) the compliance and quality committee; and (v) the information technology and cybersecurity committee, each being composed of the individuals indicated below.
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Audit Committee
The audit committee performs a number of functions, including: (i) reviewing the adequacy of the Company’s internal system of accounting controls, (ii) meeting with the independent auditors and management to review and discuss various matters pertaining to the audit, including the Company’s financial statements, the report of the independent auditors on the results, scope, and terms of their work, and the recommendations of the independent auditors concerning the financial practices, controls, procedures, and policies employed by the Company, (iii) resolving disagreements between management and the independent auditors regarding financial reporting, (iv) reviewing the financial statements of the Company, (v) selecting, evaluating, and, when appropriate, replacing the independent auditors, (vi) reviewing and approving fees to be paid to the independent auditors, (vii) reviewing and approving all permitted non-audit services to be performed by the independent auditors, (viii) establishing procedures for the receipt, retention, and treatment of complaints received by the Company regarding accounting, internal accounting controls, or auditing matters and the confidential, anonymous submission by the Company’s employees of concerns regarding questionable accounting or auditing matters, (ix) considering other appropriate matters regarding the financial affairs of the Company, and (x) fulfilling the other responsibilities set out in its charter, as adopted by the Board. The report of the audit committee required by the rules of the SEC is included in this proxy statement.
The audit committee consists of Mr. Orlando (Chair), Mr. Cooperman, Mr. Fedak, and Mr. Schapiro. Mr. Schapiro joined the audit committee effective July 26, 2017. The Board has determined that each of Mr. Orlando and Mr. Fedak qualify as an “audit committee financial expert” as defined by the SEC. In addition to being independent according to the Board’s independence standards as set out in its Corporate Governance Guidelines, each member of the audit committee is independent within the meaning of the corporate governance rules of the NYSE. Each

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member of the audit committee is also financially literate. The Audit Committee Charter is available for viewing in the “Investors” section of Molina Healthcare’s website, www.molinahealthcare.com , under the link, “Corporate Governance.”
Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee
The corporate governance and nominating committee is responsible for identifying individuals qualified to become Board members and recommending to the Board the director nominees for the next annual meeting of stockholders. It leads the Board in its annual review of the Board’s performance and recommends to the Board members for each committee of the Board. The committee takes a leadership role in shaping corporate governance policies and practices, including recommending to the Board the Corporate Governance Guidelines and monitoring Molina Healthcare’s compliance with these guidelines. The committee is responsible for reviewing potential conflicts of interest involving directors, executive officers, or their immediate family members. Under the Company’s Related Person Transactions Policy, the corporate governance and nominating committee is charged with determining that any related person transaction is in, or is not inconsistent with, the best interests of the Company and its stockholders. The committee also reviews Molina Healthcare’s Code of Business Conduct and Ethics and other internal policies to help ensure that the principles contained in the Code of Business Conduct and Ethics are being incorporated into Molina Healthcare’s culture and business practices.
The corporate governance and nominating committee consists of Mr. Cooperman (Chair), Gov. Carruthers, Ms. Romney, and Mr. Wolf, each of whom is “independent” under the NYSE listing standards and the Company’s Corporate Governance Guidelines. The Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee Charter is available for viewing in the “Investors” section of Molina Healthcare’s website, www.molinahealthcare.com , under the link, “Corporate Governance.”
Compensation Committee
The compensation committee is responsible for determining the compensation for Mr. Zubretsky, our president and chief executive officer, and also approves the compensation Mr. Zubretsky recommends as chief executive officer for the other named executive officers. The committee reviews and discusses with management the Compensation Discussion and Analysis, and, based on such review and discussion, recommends to the Board that the Compensation Discussion and Analysis be included in Molina Healthcare’s proxy statement. In addition, the committee administers Molina Healthcare’s 2011 Equity Incentive Plan.
The compensation committee consists of Mr. Schapiro (Chair), Mr. Fedak, Mr. Orlando, and Ms. Romney. The Board has determined that in addition to being independent according to the Board’s independence standards as set out in its Corporate Governance Guidelines, each of the members of the compensation committee is independent according to the corporate governance rules of the NYSE. In addition, each of the members of the committee is a “non-employee director” as defined in Section 16 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and is also an “outside director” as defined by Section 162(m) of the Internal Revenue Code.
The Compensation Committee Charter is available for viewing in the “Investors” section of Molina Healthcare’s website, www.molinahealthcare.com , under the link, “Corporate Governance.”
Each committee has the authority to retain special consultants or experts to advise the committee, as the committee may deem appropriate or necessary in its sole discretion. From time to time, the compensation committee has retained a compensation consultant to provide the committee with comparative data on executive compensation and advice on Molina Healthcare’s compensation programs for senior management. For this purpose, the compensation committee engaged Exequity, LLP (“Exequity”) as its advisor since 2016.
Compliance and Quality Committee
The compliance and quality committee, together with the audit committee, assists the Board in its oversight of the Company’s compliance with applicable legal, regulatory, and quality requirements. Whereas the audit committee has oversight over matters of financial compliance (e.g., accounting, auditing, financial reporting, and investor disclosures), as to all other areas of compliance (“non-financial compliance”), the compliance and quality committee has oversight responsibility in the first instance. However, the two committees coordinate their review of major compliance matters, including the overall state of compliance, significant legal or regulatory compliance exposures, and material reports or inquiries from regulators. The compliance and quality committee also is responsible for overseeing the Company’s compliance and quality programs and assists the Board in the general oversight of the Company’s quality-related activities, policies, and practices that relate to promoting member health, providing access to cost-effective quality health care, and advancing safety and efficacy for members.

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The compliance and quality committee consists of Gov. Carruthers (Chair), and Mr. Wolf. John C. Molina also served as a member of such committee until his resignation from the Board on February 23, 2018.
The Compliance and Quality Committee Charter is available for viewing in the “Investors” section of Molina Healthcare’s website, www.molinahealthcare.com , under the link, “Corporate Governance.”
Information Technology and Cybersecurity Committee
The information technology and cybersecurity committee’s primary duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to the following: (i) enhancing the Board’s understanding and oversight of the systems (policies, controls, and procedure) that management has put in place to identify, manage, and mitigate risks related to cybersecurity, privacy, and disaster recovery, responding to incidents with respect thereto, and protecting critical infrastructure assets; (ii) providing a forum to review, evaluate, monitor, and provide feedback on technology related matters, including strategies, objectives, capabilities, initiatives, and policies; and (iii) performing such other tasks related to the oversight of the Company’s information technology cybersecurity functions as the Board may delegate to the committee from time to time. The committee has retained the services of independent experts to perform an evaluation of the security systems and present its report to the committee.
The information technology and cybersecurity committee consists of Mr. Cooperman (Chair), Mr. Orlando, and Mr. Schapiro, as well as the Company’s chief information officer and the Company’s chief security officer. Dr. Molina also served on the information technology and cybersecurity committee from July 26, 2017 to November 12, 2017.
The Information Technology and Cybersecurity Committee’s Charter is available for viewing in the “Investors” section of Molina Healthcare’s website, www.molinahealthcare.com , under the link, “Corporate Governance.”
Acquisitions and Capital Management Committee
The acquisitions and capital management committee (formerly the transaction committee) was disbanded in May 2017. During 2017 such committee consisted of Ms. Romney (Chair), Mr. Orlando, Mr. Wolf, and Mr. Schapiro. This committee was an advisory and oversight committee of the Board which was intended, among other things, to review and evaluate strategic acquisition opportunities of the Company and its subsidiaries, expansion/development projects, financings, refinancings, and other capital structure transactions identified by the Company’s management.
Meetings of the Board of Directors and Committees
During 2017 , the Board of Directors met fifteen times, the audit committee met ten times, the corporate governance and nominating committee met five times, the compensation committee met eight times, the compliance and quality committee met four times, the information technology and cybersecurity committee met three times, and the acquisitions and capital management committee which was disbanded in May 2017 did not have any meetings.
Each director attended at least 75% of the total number of meetings of the Board of Directors and the committees of which he or she was a member in 2017 , with the exception of Mr. Molina whose attendance was 74% of such meetings, and each director attended the 2017 annual meeting of stockholders held on May 10, 2017.

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Non-Employee Director Compensation
2017 Director Compensation
The compensation committee makes recommendations to the Board with respect to the compensation level of directors, and the Board determines the directors’ compensation. During 2017 , the Company paid the non-employee directors the following cash compensation:
Non-Executive Director Fee
Non-executive directors received an annual cash retainer in the amount of $100,000.
Non-Executive Chairman of the Board Fee
Effective as of the date the non-executive chairman of the Board was appointed to such position on May 2, 2017, the non-executive chairman received an additional prorated cash fee, based on an annual fee of $175,000.
Independent Lead Director Fee (until May 2, 2017)
Until May 2, 2017, when the position of independent lead director was eliminated, the independent lead director received an additional cash fee prorated for the period January 1, 2017 to May 2, 2017, based on an annual fee of $30,000.
Vice Chair of the Board Fee
From May 2, 2017, when a vice-chair of the Board was appointed, to November 5, 2017, the vice-chair received an additional cash fee prorated for that period based on an annual fee of $60,000. Effective November 6, 2017, when the chief executive officer transition was completed, the vice-chair annual cash fee was reduced to $30,000.
Audit Committee Fee
The chairperson of the audit committee received an additional annual cash fee of $27,500, and each member received $15,000.
Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee Fees
The chairperson of the corporate governance and nominating committee received an additional cash fee of $22,500, and each member received $12,500.
Compensation Committee Fees
The chairperson of the compensation committee received an additional cash fee of $22,500, and each member received $12,500.
Compliance and Quality Committee Fees
The chairperson of the compliance and quality committee received an additional cash fee of $22,500, and each member received $12,500.
Information Technology and Cybersecurity Committee Fees
The chairperson of the information technology and cybersecurity committee received an additional cash fee of $11,250, and each member received $6,250.
Acquisitions and Capital Management Committee Fees
The chairperson of the acquisitions and capital management committee received an additional prorated cash fee based on an annual fee of $26,000, and each member received an additional prorated cash fee based on an annual fee of $24,000. Such amounts were prorated for the period January 1, 2017 to May 3, 2017, when the committee was disbanded.
The Company also reimburses its Board members for travel, food, and lodging expenses incurred in attending Board and committee meetings or performing other services for the Company in their capacities as directors. The Company also compensates its non-employee Board members $1,000 per diem for non-ordinary course Board and committee activity, excluding any educational events. 
Directors who are employees of the Company or its subsidiaries do not receive any compensation for their services as directors. From January 1, 2017 to May 2, 2017 , former director Dr. J. Mario Molina also served as our president and chief executive officer, and former director Mr. John C. Molina also served as our chief financial officer. Joseph M. Zubretsky, our current president and chief executive officer, was appointed as a director effective November 6, 2017.
In addition, to link the financial interests of the non-employee directors to the interests of the stockholders, encourage support of the Company’s long-term goals, and align director compensation to the Company’s performance, each non-employee director is granted an equity award with a total value of $220,000 for 2017-2018. One quarter of that amount, or $55,000 of restricted stock, was granted on the first day of each quarter (starting on July 1, 2017) based on the closing price of the Company’s stock on the grant date. The status of Dr. J. Mario Molina and Mr. John C. Molina changed from employee directors to non-employee directors on May 2, 2017, and as such, they each received a prorated equity grant on May 2, 2017, in addition to the quarterly grants thereafter. Such equity awards may be rounded up or down to account for fractional shares in the computation.

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2017 Non-Employee Director Compensation
Name
Fees Earned
or Paid
in Cash
 
Stock
Awards (1)
 
All Other
Compensation
 
Total
Garrey E. Carruthers, Ph.D.
$
138,125

 
$
220,019

 
$

 
$
358,144

Daniel Cooperman (2)
$
151,751

 
$
222,019

 
$

 
$
373,770

Charles Z. Fedak
$
127,500

 
$
222,019

 
$

 
$
349,519

John C. Molina (3)
$
74,688

 
$
146,035

 
$

 
$
220,723

Joseph M. Molina (4)
$
69,090

 
$
146,035

 
$

 
$
215,125

Frank E. Murray (5)
$
125,000

 
$
220,019

 
$

 
$
345,019

Steven J. Orlando
$
154,360

 
$
220,019

 
$

 
$
374,379

Ronna E. Romney
$
191,731

 
$
220,019

 
$

 
$
411,750

Richard M. Schapiro
$
149,432

 
$
220,019

 
$

 
$
369,451

Dale B. Wolf (2)
$
249,456

 
$
220,019

 
$

 
$
469,475

(1)  
The amounts reported as Stock Awards reflect the grant date fair value of restricted stock awards under the Company’s 2011 Equity Incentive Plan, in accordance with Accounting Standards Codification Topic 718, “Compensation - Stock Compensation.” Beginning on July 1, 2015, the non-employee directors compensation program described above provided for an annual equity award valued at $220,000 for each director, or $55,000 per quarter.
The amounts shown (other than for Dr. Molina and Mr. Molina) represent the aggregate grant date fair value of the awards, using the closing price of our common stock on January 1, 2017 of $54.26, April 1, 2017 of $45.60, July 1, 2017 of $69.18, and October 1, 2017 of $68.76. For Dr. Molina and Mr. Molina, the amounts shown represent the aggregate grant date fair value of the awards, using the closing price of our common stock on May 2, 2017 (the date on which their status changed from employee directors to non-employee directors) of $59.75, July 1, 2017 of $69.18, and October 1, 2017 of $68.76.
(2)  
Messrs. Cooperman and Wolf each have fully vested options to purchase 15,000 shares of our stock at an exercise price of $33.02 per share which expire on March 11, 2023.
(3)  
Mr. Molina served as a non-employee director from May 2, 2017 to February 23, 2018.
(4)  
Dr. Molina served as a non-employee director from May 2, 2017 to December 12, 2017.
(5)  
Dr. Murray served as a director until his retirement on November 6, 2017. The fees reflected in the table include $19,022 of compensation for consulting services provided by Dr. Murray from his retirement date, November 6, 2017, through December 31, 2017.
2018 Director Compensation
The compensation committee periodically reviews benchmarking assessments of director compensation at comparable companies. The compensation committee engaged Exequity as its compensation consultant to undertake the 2018 benchmarking assessment of director compensation. Exequity is the same compensation consultant that the committee engaged to perform the 2017 director and named executive officers compensation studies and the 2018 compensation study for the named executive officers.
The peer group used in the director compensation study was the same peer group used for the executive compensation study and consists of the following companies:
1. Acadia Healthcare Company, Inc.
8. Humana Inc.
2. Aetna, Inc.
9. Magellan Health, Inc.
3. Anthem, Inc.
10. Tenet Healthcare Corporation
4. Centene Corporation
11. Triple-S Management Corporation
5. Cigna Corporation
12. Universal Health Services, Inc.
6. Community Health Systems, Inc.
13. WellCare Health Plans, Inc.
7. DaVita Inc.
 
The director compensation study concluded that the total fees for the directors were moderately above the peer group median. The compensation committee decided to leave the directors’ 2018 compensation unchanged from the 2017 levels.

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Compensation Consultant Independence
The compensation committee used Exequity as its compensation consultant for the 2018 named executive officers’ and directors’ compensation studies. Exequity is the same compensation consultant that the compensation committee previously used for the 2017 named executive officers’ and directors’ compensation studies. The Company paid Exequity $157,814 for advisory compensation services provided to the Company during 2017. Other than the services provided to the Company by the consulting firm in connection with the compensation studies for the named executive officers and directors, the consulting firm does not provide any other services to the Company.
The compensation committee reviewed the independence of its compensation consultant in light of SEC rules and NYSE listing standards, including taking into account the following factors: (1) no other services being provided to the Company by the consulting firm; (2) fees paid by the Company as a percentage of the consulting firm’s total revenue; (3) policies or procedures maintained by the consulting firm that are designed to prevent a conflict of interest; (4) any business or personal relationships between the consulting firm and a member of the compensation committee; (5) any Company stock owned by the consulting firm; and (6) any business or personal relationships between the Company’s executive officers and the senior advisor. In light of these considerations, the compensation committee concluded that Exequity’s work for the committee was rendered on a fully independent basis, and involved no conflict of interest.
Information About the Executive Officers of the Company
The following persons were our executive officers at December 31, 2017 . One of our directors, Mr. Joseph M. Zubretsky, was also also our chief executive officer during the year ended December 31, 2017. See above on page 1. Executive officers are appointed annually by the Board, subject to the terms of their employment agreements. Subsequent to December 31, 2017, Ms. Bayer retired as chief operating officer of the Company and Ms. Rubino was terminated by the Company without cause.
Mr. Joseph W. White, 59, has served as our chief financial officer since May 2017. He also served as our interim president and chief executive officer from May 2017 to November 2017. He had formerly served as our chief accounting officer and vice president of accounting since 2007 and 2003, respectively. In his role as chief financial officer, Mr. White is responsible for oversight of the Company’s accounting, reporting, forecasting, budgeting, actuarial, and treasury functions. Mr. White has over 30 years of financial management experience in the health care industry. Prior to joining the Company in 2003, Mr. White worked for Maxicare Health Plans, Inc. from 1987 through 2002. Mr. White holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration and a Bachelor’s degree in Commerce from the University of Virginia. Mr. White is a Certified Public Accountant.
Mr. Jeff D. Barlow, 55 , has served as our chief legal officer and secretary since 2010. Prior to that, Mr. Barlow had served as vice-president, assistant corporate secretary, and associate general counsel of Molina Healthcare since 2004. As chief legal officer, Mr. Barlow is responsible for setting the overall legal strategy for the Company and its subsidiaries, and for providing legal counsel to senior management and the board of directors. Mr. Barlow has over 25 years of legal experience, including counseling clients regarding federal securities laws, corporate governance, mergers and acquisitions, and litigation. Mr. Barlow graduated from the University of Utah with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1987 with a minor in Latin. Additionally, Mr. Barlow received his Juris Doctorate degree, cum laude , from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law in 1990, and his Master of Public Health degree from the University of California, Berkeley in 1995. Mr. Barlow is a member of the American Bar Association, California State Bar Association, Arizona State Bar Association, the American Health Lawyers Association, and the American Academy for the Advancement of Science.
Former Executive Officers
Ms. Terry P. Bayer, 67 , served as our chief operating officer from November 2005 to February 2018. She had formerly served as our executive vice president, health plan operations since January 2005. Ms. Bayer has over 30 years of healthcare management experience, including staff model clinic administration, provider contracting, managed care operations, disease management, and home care. Since March 2014, Ms. Bayer has served as a director and member of the compensation and organization committee and since 2015 of the nominating and governance committee of California Water Service Group, the third largest investor-owned water utility in the United States. From 2006 to 2008 Ms. Bayer served on the board of Apria Healthcare Group Inc., a provider of home respiratory services and certain medical equipment. She holds a Juris Doctorate degree from Stanford University, a Master of Public Health degree from the University of California, Berkeley, and a Bachelor’s degree in Communications from Northwestern University.

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Ms. Lisa A. Rubino, 60, served as our senior vice president, Medicare & Duals Integration from 2013 to March 2018. In her role, Ms. Rubino was responsible for the overall strategic direction and implementation enterprise wide of Medicare. Previously, from 2012 to 2013, Ms. Rubino served as senior vice president of health plans - western region. From 2007 to 2012, Ms. Rubino was the president of the Company’s wholly-owned subsidiary, Molina Healthcare of California. Prior to joining the Company in 2007, Ms. Rubino was a member of the Blue Shield of California (formerly CareAmerica Health Plans) executive leadership team from 1997 to 2006. Ms. Rubino received her Master’s degree in Criminology from California State University, Long Beach, from where she also received her Bachelor’s degree in Criminology.
Executive Compensation
Compensation Discussion and Analysis
This Compensation Discussion and Analysis (“CD&A”) describes and explains the elements of the compensation paid to our named executive officers for 2017. In addition, this CD&A describes the objectives of the Company’s compensation programs, including what each program is designed to reward, and why the Company chose to pay or not to pay a particular compensation element.
The compensation committee of the Board of Directors has primary responsibility for overseeing and reviewing the design and structure of the Company’s compensation programs. The compensation committee is directly responsible for evaluating the performance of, and determining the compensation paid to, our chief executive officer. In addition, prior to the termination of our former chief financial officer in May 2017, because he is the sibling of our former president and chief executive officer, the compensation committee was also directly responsible for evaluating the performance of, and determining the compensation paid to, our former chief financial officer. The compensation committee also reviews and approves the compensation paid to our other senior executive officers as recommended by the chief executive officer, taking into consideration: (a) pre-established performance goals and objectives, (b) the Company’s performance, (c) strategic leadership in furtherance of the Company’s long term strategies, (d) market comparables of an appropriate peer group, and (e) the Company’s overall compensation objectives and policy.
After considering feedback received last year from our stockholders about our compensation program, we responded by making several changes for 2018 to: (i) simplify the compensation program by reducing the number of performance metrics in our incentive plans, (ii) recalibrate target total compensation opportunities for our executives such that these are positioned more closely to median target total compensation opportunities among relevant peer executives (see “The Company’s Compensation Philosophy” below), and (iii) make our disclosure more transparent by more clearly delineating the difference between compensation opportunities and the amounts actually paid to our named executive officers.
This CD&A is focused on the compensation paid for 2017 to our current president and chief executive officer, our former interim president and chief executive officer and current chief financial officer, and our chief legal officer and secretary, as follows:
Joseph M. Zubretsky, president and chief executive officer;
Joseph W. White, chief financial officer, and former interim president and chief executive officer; and
Jeff D. Barlow, chief legal officer and secretary.
This CD&A also separately describes the compensation and severance benefits paid to four additional executive officers who are no longer employed by the Company, as follows:
Dr. J. Mario Molina, former president and chief executive officer;
John C. Molina, former chief financial officer;
Terry P. Bayer, former chief operating officer; and
Lisa A. Rubino, former senior vice president of Medicare & Duals Integration.
Collectively, these seven executive officers were our “named executive officers” in 2017. The employment of Ms. Bayer and Ms. Rubino terminated after December 31, 2017. The three named executive officers who are currently employed by the Company are referred to herein as our “current named executive officers,” and the four named executive officers who are no longer employed by the Company are referred to herein as our “former named executive officers.” Because the principal compensation paid to the former named executive officer founders relates to their severance benefits, we discuss their compensation herein separately.

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Termination of Named Executive Officer Founders
On May 2, 2017, after several disappointing quarters in which the Company underperformed relative to internal financial metrics and to the managed care sector as a whole, the Board terminated the employment of Dr. J. Mario Molina, former president and chief executive officer, and John C. Molina, former chief financial officer. These terminations were without “cause” as such term is defined in their employment agreements. Our former chief accounting officer, Joseph W. White, was promoted to chief financial officer and interim president and chief executive officer, while the Board launched a search for a permanent president and chief executive officer. Effective as of November 6, 2017, Joseph M. Zubretsky was named president and chief executive officer of the Company. Since May 2017, the executive management team has been significantly restructured, with the employment of three of the five named executive officers having been terminated by the Company without cause, the retirement of one of the named executive officers, and the appointment of a new president and chief executive officer.
Dr. J. Mario Molina and John C. Molina are the sons of the Company’s founder, Dr. C. David Molina, and had served in their executive officer positions since before the time of the Company’s initial public offering in July 2003 (the “IPO”). Dr. Molina and Mr. Molina entered into their agreements with the Company in January 2002. Among other things, their employment agreements contained favorable severance provisions, including providing for the acceleration of all equity compensation in the event of their termination without cause. These employment agreements were amended and restated in December 2009 to address certain technical rules pertaining to deferred compensation under Section 409A of the Internal Revenue Code. Their employment agreements were again amended and restated in March 2016 in order to remove the tax gross-up provisions in the event of their termination without cause. However, as a condition to the relinquishment of their tax gross-up rights, Dr. Molina and Mr. Molina required that the base salary multiplier upon their termination without cause be increased to a multiple factor of 4X, and that the favorable equity compensation acceleration benefits as established in January 2002 remain in place until the time of their termination.
Upon the Board’s termination of Dr. Molina’s and John C. Molina’s employment on May 2, 2017, these severance provisions were triggered. Pursuant to the terms of Dr. Molina’s employment agreement, Dr. Molina received as severance: (i) $5,000,000, representing the amount equal to 400% of Dr. Molina’s base salary of $1,250,000 in effect as of his termination date, (ii) $625,000, representing Dr. Molina’s pro rata bonus, and (iii) $65,000, representing 18 months of health and welfare benefits. In addition, Dr. Molina received 100% vesting of all outstanding equity compensation previously granted to him, including all performance-based equity compensation awards, despite the non-achievement of most of those performance-based awards.
Pursuant to the terms of John C. Molina’s employment agreement, Mr. Molina received as severance: (i) $3,600,000, representing the amount equal to 400% of $900,000, which was Mr. Molina’s base salary in effect as of his termination date, (ii) $375,000, representing Mr. Molina’s pro rata bonus, and (iii) $65,000, representing 18 months of health and welfare benefits. In addition, Mr. Molina received 100% vesting of all outstanding equity compensation previously granted to him, including all performance-based equity compensation awards, despite the non-achievement of most of those performance-based awards.
The total value of the severance payments made in 2017 were: (i) in the case of Dr. J. Mario Molina, $22,962,073, and (ii) in the case of John C. Molina, $10,675,462.
Retirement of Chief Operating Officer
On February 2, 2018, Terry P. Bayer retired from her position as the Company’s chief operating officer. In consideration of her years of service on behalf of the Company and her execution of a release of claims and covenant not to sue, Ms. Bayer’s retirement was deemed by the compensation committee to constitute a termination without cause for purposes of determining her eligibility to receive severance benefits pursuant to her employment agreement dated as of June 14, 2013. Accordingly, Ms. Bayer’s received as severance a cash payment equal to $808,333, subject to applicable withholding, which is the sum of (i) $700,000, representing an amount equal to 100% of $700,000, which was Ms. Bayer’s base salary in effect as of February 2, 2018, the date of her retirement, (ii) $58,333, representing Ms. Bayer’s pro rata termination bonus for one month, and (iii) $50,000 for health and welfare benefits. In addition, Ms. Bayer received 100% vesting of all outstanding time-based equity compensation previously granted to her (29,208 shares) and 100% vesting of the performance-based equity compensation previously granted to her where the performance conditions had actually been satisfied (10,596 shares). Pursuant to the terms of her employment agreement, all outstanding non-vested performance-based equity compensation previously granted to Ms. Bayer for which the relevant performance conditions had not been satisfied were forfeited.

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Termination of Senior Vice President of Medicare & Duals Integration
On March 2, 2018, the Company terminated without cause the employment of Lisa A. Rubino, our former Senior Vice President of Medicare & Duals Integration. Upon termination, pursuant to her employment offer letter, upon delivery to the Company of a waiver and release in favor of the Company, Ms. Rubino is entitled to receive payments in the aggregate amount of $525,703 representing the sum of (i) $500,000, her annual base salary as of the date of her termination, and (ii) $25,703, representing 12 months of COBRA payments, multiplied by 1.5 to reflect a tax gross-up. All of Ms. Rubino’s restricted stock awards outstanding as of the date of her termination were forfeited.
Lack of Achievement of Most 2017 Pay-for-Performance Metrics
Given the Company’s poor financial performance prior to changes in executive management, most of the pay-for-performance compensation metrics established for 2017 were not achieved during the year. Based on our pay-for-performance compensation philosophy, the compensation paid to our named executive officers (other than for Dr. Molina and John C. Molina for whom vesting of performance-based stock awards was accelerated as required by the terms of their employment agreements) was negatively impacted by 2017 financial performance in the following ways:
No cash amounts were paid under the Company’s short-term cash incentive bonus program for 2017 that consisted 65% of a net income measure and 35% of a discretionary bonus ;
No equity compensation vested in connection with the targets established in 2015 and 2016 for 2017 net profit margin of 1.5%;
No equity compensation vested in connection with the target established in 2015 for 2017 pre-tax income; and
No performance stock units vested in connection with the target established in 2017 for 2017 net profit margin of 0.5%.
Additionally, the equity compensation awards that were subject to vesting based on the quality metric of achieving an improvement in Star ratings of 0.5 Stars or greater for each of two separate health plans from the levels of the previous year, with no decline in the then-existing average Star rating across all remaining health plans, did not vest.
The following equity compensation awards vested in 2018 for the specified metric achievements:
2017 annual premium revenues, net of acquisitions;
2015-2017 three-year TSR above the median of our peer group; and
Expansion in 2017 into the states of Mississippi and Idaho.
For 2018 and future years, the Company intends to significantly reduce the number of its long-term equity compensation metrics and simplify the design of its long-term incentive programs.
The Company’s Compensation Philosophy
2017 Compensation Philosophy. (1) In 2017, the Company’s compensation philosophy was to endeavor to pay our management team competitively within the marketplace in a manner that would ensure personnel are properly motivated to increase profitability and stockholder value. To that end, the 2017 total compensation opportunities for the Company’s executives were generally targeted between median and 75th percentile relative to peer executives. Our strategy in setting 2017 executive compensation was to pay our named executive officers base salaries at competitive market rates as determined by peer group comparisons, and to use the majority of both short-term and long-term incentive compensation to pay for actual financial performance. In designing performance and equity compensation vesting metrics for both our 2017 short-term cash bonus and long-term equity based incentive compensation, the compensation committee focused particularly on the achievement of various elements of our three-year strategic plan.
(1) The compensation committee revised the Company’s compensation philosophy for 2018. Rather than targeting compensation between the median and 75 th percentile relative to peer executives, we will now target compensation at or near the median, with actual compensation positioned below median when performance is below target, and closer to or even above 75th percentile when performance is strong. We believe that this approach is more consistent with our overarching pay-for-performance philosophy.

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For 2017, the target total compensation opportunity for our named executive officers was reduced from the historical 75th percentile of our peer group objective to the level at or below the median compensation of our peer group. Actions taken by the compensation committee in 2017 have resulted in target total compensation opportunities that are now generally more comparable with peer benchmark median figures than had historically been the case, specifically:
The compensation committee recalibrated the Company’s executive compensation philosophy by generally increasing cash compensation, decreasing target long-term incentives value, and increasing potential long-term incentive upside opportunity when results are substantially in excess of targets; and
The Board restructured the senior management team, replacing two of the five named executive officers with executives whose target total compensation opportunities are positioned closer to relevant peer benchmark median opportunities.
Reflecting the recalibrated compensation philosophy, and subject to some variation by individual, target total compensation opportunities for the Company’s named executive officers in aggregate now rest close to peer median benchmarks. This relative positioning is reasonably consistent across all elements of pay.
Compensation Best Practices
What We Do
What We Don’t Do
Maintain stock ownership guidelines for directors and executive officers. In early 2018, such guidelines were revised to increase the ownership holdings to four (4) times the annual cash retainer for directors.
No guaranteed bonuses.
Have an incentive compensation clawback policy.
No gross-ups on excise taxes.
Enforce restrictions on “pledges” of shares of Company stock by directors and executive officers.
Do not grant discounted stock options.
Restrict hedging transactions by directors and executive officers.
Do not permit repricing of stock options without stockholder approval.
Engage an independent compensation consultant.
Do not provide above-market earnings on deferred compensation.
Provide very limited perquisites.
 
Provide for director equity award limits in our equity incentive plan.
 
Elements of Compensation
Primary Elements of Compensation. The Company’s compensation program consists of three primary elements: (i) base salary; (ii) annual short-term performance-based cash bonus awards; and (iii) long-term incentive compensation, including both a performance-based vesting component and a time-based vesting component. Additional compensation elements include various benefit plans, such as a 401(k) and deferred compensation plan, and severance and change in control benefits. In certain special instances, such as in the case of the recruitment of senior executives like Mr. Zubretsky, the Company may be willing to offer a sign-on bonus and/or a substitutive equity award.
Retirement Plans . The Company does not maintain a retirement pension plan. However, the named executive officers are eligible to participate in the Molina 401(k) Salary Savings Plan. The purpose of this program is to provide all Molina Healthcare employees with tax-advantaged savings opportunities and income after retirement. Eligible pay under the plans is limited to Internal Revenue Code annual limits. The Company makes a dollar-for-dollar match on the first four percent (4%) of salary electively deferred under the 401(k) Plan by all participants.
Deferred Compensation Plan. The Company has established an unfunded non-qualified deferred compensation plan for certain key employees, including the named executed officers. Under the deferred compensation plan, eligible participants can defer up to 100% of their base salary and up to100% of their bonus to provide for tax-deferred growth. Eligible participants under the deferral program may select from approximately fifteen investment options representing a broad array of asset classes and spectrum of risk profiles.
Employee Stock Purchase Plan. With the exception of our former chief executive officer and our former chief financial officer who were not eligible due to their possession of more than five percent of our voting common stock as determined under Section 424(d) of the Internal Revenue Code, the named executive officers are eligible to participate in the Company’s 2011 Employee Stock Purchase Plan, on an equal basis with all other employees. The

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Employee Stock Purchase Plan allows eligible employees to purchase from the Company shares of its common stock at a 15% discount to the market price during the successive six-month offering periods under the plan.
Health and Insurance Benefits. With limited exceptions, the Company supports providing benefits to named executive officers that are substantially the same as those offered to salaried employees generally. The named executive officers are eligible to participate in Company-sponsored benefit programs on the same terms and conditions as those made available to salaried employees generally. Basic health benefits, life insurance, disability benefits, and similar programs are provided to ensure that employees have access to healthcare and income protection for themselves and their family members.
Severance and Change in Control Benefits. We have entered into employment agreements with all but one of our named executive officers pursuant to which they are eligible under certain circumstances for severance and change in control benefits. The severance and change in control payments and benefits provided under the employment agreements are independent of other elements of compensation. Additionally, the named executive officers are eligible for certain benefits provided for in the event of termination of employment within 24 months of a change in control under the Company’s Change in Control Severance Plan established for employees of the Company with positions of vice-presidents and above. A description of the material terms of our severance and change in control arrangements can be found later in this proxy statement under “Potential Payments Upon Change in Control or Termination.” The compensation committee believes that severance and change in control benefits are necessary to attract and retain senior management talent. Our agreements are designed to attract key employees, preserve executive morale and productivity, and encourage retention in the face of the potentially disruptive impact of an actual or potential change in control. We believe these benefits allow executives to assess potential takeover bids objectively without regard to the potential impact on their own job security.
Perquisites and Other Personal Benefits. The Company does not provide named executive officers with any material perquisites or other personal benefits.
Executive Pay Study for 2017
To evaluate the compensation levels of the Company’s named executive officers in relation to the compensation levels of executives employed by the Company’s industry peers, the compensation committee engaged Exequity, a compensation advisory services firm, to conduct a total compensation study with respect to the Company’s named executive officers for 2017 (the “2017 Compensation Study”). Exequity reports directly and exclusively to the compensation committee with respect to executive compensation matters.
In its 2017 Compensation Study, Exequity used a 12-company peer group consisting of seven publicly traded managed care companies, three health care facilities, and two health care service companies, as follows:
1. Centene Corporation
7. Team Health Holdings, Inc.
2. Cigna Corporation
8. Tenet Healthcare Corporation
3. Community Health Systems, Inc.
9. Triple-S Management Corporation
4. DaVita HealthCare Partners Inc.
10. Universal American Corp.
5. Humana Inc.
11. Universal Health Services, Inc.
6. Magellan Health, Inc.
12. WellCare Health Plans, Inc.
Based on the findings of the 2017 Compensation Study, the compensation committee increased the named executive officers’ 2017 base salaries and materially decreased the grant value of the long-term incentives granted in 2017, resulting in substantial reduction of target total compensation opportunities which are now close to peer median benchmarks for the current named executive officers. The 2017 long-term incentive awards were set slightly above the median, with the exception of Dr. Molina (our former president and chief executive officer), whose level was near the median. The compensation committee left unchanged from the 2016 levels the target short-term cash bonus opportunity as a percent of salary for all of the named executive officers, except for Mr. White. His target short-term cash bonus opportunity was increased from 90% to 100% of his base salary in May 2017 in connection with Mr. White’s change in position from chief accounting officer to chief financial officer. Additionally, the 2017 equity compensation was made subject to multiple-year profit margin targets and achievement of certain business development targets that are consistent with the Company’s achievement of its long-term strategic plan.

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Special Compensation in Connection with 2017 Recruitment of Mr . Zubretsky as President and Chief Executive Officer
In late 2017, in order to induce Mr. Zubretsky to join the Company as its new president and chief executive officer, the compensation committee agreed to pay Mr. Zubretsky as a sign-on bonus a lump sum cash amount of $4 million, less applicable withholding taxes. In the event that prior to the second anniversary of his start date Mr. Zubretsky’s employment terminates by reason of a termination by the Company for “cause” (as defined in the employment agreement) or Mr. Zubretsky’s resignation without “good reason” (as defined in the employment agreement), Mr. Zubretsky will be required to repay the Company a prorated portion of the sign-on bonus payment. In addition, as a further inducement to join the Company, Mr. Zubretsky was granted an option to purchase 375,000 shares of the Company’s common stock. The stock option vests in equal annual installments over three years, on each of October 9, 2018, October 9, 2019, and October 9, 2020, subject to his continued employment with the Company on each vesting date. 
Base Salary
The objective of base salary is to reflect the executive’s fundamental job responsibilities. The base salary of our named executive officers is the only element of their compensation that is fixed and predetermined. In 2017 , the named executive officers were paid competitive base salaries determined by the evaluation of several factors, including the base salary levels of corresponding officers at peer companies as determined based on the 2017 Compensation Study, critical skills, job history, and unique roles or abilities of the executive. The 2017 and 2016 base salaries for the current named executive officers, as well as the changes in such base salaries from the 2016 to the 2017 levels, are reflected in the table below. The base salaries of the named executive officers (other than Mr. Zubretsky) were increased in 2017 in light of the substantial reduction in the value of their long-term incentive awards.
Base Salary - Current Named Executive Officers
 
Base Salary
Current Named Executive Officer
2017
2016
Change ($)
Change (%)
Joseph M. Zubretsky, President and Chief Executive Officer
$
1,300,000

N/A

N/A

N/A

Joseph W. White, Chief Financial Officer and Former Interim President and Chief Executive Officer (1)
$
650,000

$
538,000

$
112,000

20.82
%
Jeff D. Barlow, Chief Legal Officer and Secretary
$
550,000

$
525,000

$
25,000

4.76
%
(1) Mr. White held the position of chief accounting officer until May 2, 2017. Effective as of January 1, 2017, Mr. White’s annual base salary for such position was increased to $600,000 from his 2016 annual base salary of $538,000, representing an increase of 11.52%. Effective May 2, 2017, Mr. White was promoted to chief financial officer, and his annual base salary for such position was increased from $600,000 to $650,000, representing an increase of 8.33%. The Company and Mr. White entered into an amended and restated employment agreement in June 2017, effective as of May 2, 2017, pursuant to which Mr. White is entitled to an annual base salary of $650,000 as compensation for his role as chief financial officer and was entitled to an additional monthly special salary of $100,000 for his role as interim president and chief executive officer from May 2, 2017 to November 6, 2017.
The 2017 base salaries for the former named executive officers were increased as follows, in connection with the restructuring of their respective total compensation package, which included a substantial decrease of their respective long term-incentives:
Dr. Molina’s base salary was increased to $1,250,000 from the 2016 base salary of $1,170,000;
Mr. Molina’s base salary was increased to $900,000 from the 2016 base salary of $878,000;
Ms. Bayer’s base salary was increased to $700,000 from the 2016 base salary of $644,000; and
Ms. Rubino’s base salary was increased to $500,000 from the 2016 base salary of $476,826 (Ms. Rubino was not a named executive officer at the time of the 2017 Compensation Study, and thus her compensation was not part of that study).

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Annual Short-Term Performance-Based Cash Bonus Awards
Our compensation program provides for an annual cash bonus that is entirely performance linked. The objective of the program is to compensate executives based on the achievement of specific and objective annual goals that are intended to correlate closely with the growth of stockholder value.
In February 2017 , the compensation committee established short-term cash bonus opportunity levels and measures for the current named executive officers (other than Mr. Zubretsky) as follows:
Mr. White’s target bonus opportunity was set at 90% of his base salary in connection with his position as chief accounting officer (and later increased to 100% of his base salary in connection with his change in position to chief financial officer); and
Mr. Barlow’s target bonus opportunity was set at 90% of his base salary.
The target bonus opportunities for the former named executive officers were as follows:
Dr. Molina’s target bonus opportunity was set at 150% of his base salary;
Mr. Molina’s target bonus opportunity was set at 125% of his base salary;
Ms. Bayer’s target bonus opportunity was set at 100% of her base salary; and
Ms. Rubino’s target bonus opportunity was set at 50% of her base salary (Ms. Rubino was not a named executive officer at the time the compensation committee established the short-term cash bonus opportunity levels, and thus her target bonus opportunity was not evaluated by the compensation committee).
Mr. Zubretsky, who joined the Company as president and chief executive officer in November 2017, was not eligible to receive an annual short-term cash bonus for fiscal year 2017.
The 2017 bonus performance measures for Mr. White, Mr. Barlow, Dr. Molina, Mr. Molina, and Ms. Bayer were based 65% on a fiscal year 2017 net income metric, and 35% on the discretion of the compensation committee, as follows:
65% of the bonus opportunity shall be based on the Company’s net income achievement for its 2017 fiscal year. The fiscal year 2017 net income bonus shall be based on the entry level achievement of at least $84 million in net income. The achievement of $84 million in net income in 2017 shall trigger the payout in cash of this bonus element at the 50% level; achievement of $120 million shall trigger payout at the 100% level; and achievement of $156 million shall trigger maximum payout at the 200% level. Under all circumstances payout shall be capped at the 200% level. The actual cash bonus payout amounts for achievement within the specified points along the net income range shall be interpolated linearly between the specified points.
35% of the bonus opportunity shall be subject to the discretion of the compensation committee, and shall be based upon the consideration by the committee of a wide variety of factors, including, for purposes of illustration (but not limited to), such factors as: (1) completing the organizational development effort and filling key executive roles; (2) developing a long-term strategic plan for Medicare and Direct Delivery; (3) increasing quality revenues from the state health plans; (4) improving our claims payment metrics and overall claims systems; (5) improving our Star metrics; and (6) miscellaneous other factors as may be identified by the compensation committee in the exercise of its discretion. As with the net income metric, payment of the discretionary bonus shall be capped at the 200% level.
The 65% net income bonus metric and the 35% discretionary bonus shall be determined and paid independently. Entry level achievement of the net income metric shall not serve as a condition for any partial or full payment of the discretionary bonus.
Because the Company did not achieve the 2017 net income entry level of $84 million, no cash bonus was paid based on the net income metric. Additionally, due to the Company’s unsatisfactory financial performance in 2017, the compensation committee decided not to award any portion of the 35% discretionary bonus to the named executive officers.
The following table sets forth the fiscal year 2017 base salary levels, along with the two bonus elements determined by the compensation committee for the Company’s named executive officers who were eligible to receive a cash bonus in 2017.

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Bonus Opportunity - Current Named Executive Officers
Current Named Executive Officer
Base Salary
Target Bonus
Opportunity (% of Base Salary)
Target
Net Income Bonus Opportunity (65% of Baseline Bonus Opportunity)
Discretionary Bonus Opportunity (35% of Target Bonus Opportunity)
Bonus Paid
Joseph W. White
 
 
 
 
 
Chief Financial Officer and Former Interim Chief Executive Officer (1)
$
650,000

100
%
$
422,500

$
227,500

$0
Jeff D. Barlow
 
 
 
 
 
Chief Legal Officer and Secretary
$
550,000

90
%
$
321,750

$
173,250

$0
(1)  
The Company and Mr. White entered into an amended and restated employment agreement in June 2017, effective as of May 2, 2017, pursuant to which Mr. White is entitled to an annual base salary of $650,000 as compensation for his role as chief financial officer and was entitled to an additional monthly special salary of $100,000 for his role as interim president and chief executive officer. Further, effective as of May 2, 2017, in connection with his role as chief financial officer, Mr. White’s target bonus opportunity was increased from 90% of his base salary to 100% of his base salary. Mr. White served as interim president and chief executive officer from May 2, 2017 to November 6, 2017.
Long-Term Equity-Based Incentive Compensation Awards
The majority of the total compensation package for the named executive officers for 2017 was based on long-term incentives designed to align the financial interests of our named executive officers with the long-term financial interests of our stockholders. In those instances where the relevant long-term performance metric is not achieved, the equity-based compensation does not vest, and thus the compensation is not realized by the executive officers.
Our new president and chief executive officer, Mr. Zubretsky, and our former senior vice president, Medicare & Duals Integration, Ms. Rubino, were not named executive officers in 2016 as of the time of the Company’s annual long-term incentive award cycle, and their long-term incentives granted in 2017 were structured differently than for the other named executive officers.
Mr. Zubretsky’s employment with the Company commenced on November 6, 2017. In connection with his employment, Mr. Zubretsky was granted an option to purchase 375,000 shares of the Company’s common stock with an exercise price per share of $67.33. The stock option vests in equal annual installments over three years, on each of October 9, 2018, October 9, 2019, and October 9, 2020, subject to his continued employment with the Company on each vesting date. The Company does not generally grant options to executive officers, but it did so for Mr. Zubretsky as an inducement for him to accept employment with the Company, and to compensate him for the forgone value of options granted to him by his previous employer and to immediately enhance the alignment of Mr. Zubretsky’s interests with those of our stockholders.
For 2017, Ms. Rubino’s long-term incentive consisted of a restricted stock award of 12,146 shares of the Company’s common stock subject to vesting in equal annual installments over four years, on each of March 1, 2018, March 1, 2019, March 1, 2020, and March 1, 2021.
For 2017 , these long-term incentives for our named executive officers, excluding Mr. Zubretsky and Ms. Rubino, took the form of a combination of performance stock units and restricted share awards subject to time vesting, with the following grant date values:
Current Named Executive Officers
 
2017 Equity Compensation (1)
 
Target PSUs
Shares
Current Named Executive Officer
Amount
($)
Number (#)
Amount ($)
Number (#)
Joseph W. White, Chief Financial Officer and Former Interim President and Chief Executive Officer
$
1,216,030

24,616
$
684,042

13,847

Jeff D. Barlow, Chief Legal Officer and Secretary
$
832,044

16,843
$
468,016

9,474


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Former Named Executive Officers
 
2017 Equity Compensation (1)
 
Target PSUs            
Shares                             
Former Named Executive Officer
Amount ($)
Number (#)
Amount
($)
Number (#)
Dr. J. Mario Molina, Former Chief Executive Officer
$
5,120,014

103,644

$
2,880,020

58,300

John C. Molina, Former Chief Financial Officer
$
1,760,023

35,628

$
990,025

20,041

Terry P. Bayer, Former Chief Operating Officer
$
1,408,048

28,503

$
792,030

16,033

(1)  
Generally, the grant date fair value presented does not correspond to the actual value that the named executive officers will realize from the award. In particular, the actual value of performance stock awards (PSAs) received is different from the accounting expense because such awards depend on the Company’s performance. In accordance with SEC rules, the aggregate grant date fair value of the PSAs presented above is calculated based on the most probable outcome of the performance conditions as of the grant date, which, for the PSAs, was target performance.
In order to better align management compensation with the achievement of long-term strategic goals of the Company, the compensation committee agreed that 64% of the long-term incentive award shall be in the form of performance stock units (PSUs). Within that 64%, 44% of the total long-term incentive award (or approximately 69% of target PSUs value) was tied to net profit margin for each of the years 2017 through 2019, and 20% was tied to certain expansion metrics from 2017 through 2019. The balance of 36% of the total long-term incentive award consisted of time-vested restricted stock awards, vesting in equal tranches over three years.
A detailed schedule and graph of the equity awards granted in 2017 to each of the above-listed named executive officers is set forth below.
 
Target Performance Stock Units (#)
 
Restricted Stock Awards (#)
 
 
Net Profit Margin
2017-2019 Expansion Metric
 
Time Vesting Over 3‑Years
Named Executive Officer
Total
2017 (1)

2018

2019

 
Joseph W. White (2)
24,617

5,769

5,769

5,385

7,694

 
13,847

Jeff D. Barlow
16,844

3,948

3,948

3,684

5,264

 
9,474

J. Mario Molina (3)
103,644

24,292

24,292

22,672

32,388

 
58,300

John C. Molina (3)
35,628

8,350

8,350

7,794

11,134

 
20,041

Terry P. Bayer
28,503

6,680

6,680

6,235

8,908

 
16,033

(1)  
The 2017 net profit margin was not achieved, and as a result the PSUs subject to this metric did not vest.
(2)  
In addition to the restricted stock reflected in the table, on June 5, 2017, Mr. White received a restricted stock award of 15,008 shares vesting over three (3) years, on each of June 5, 2018, June 5, 2019, and June 5, 2020, as compensation for his role as interim president and chief executive officer from May 2, 2017 to November 7, 2017.
(3)  
On May 2, 2017, Dr. Molina’s and Mr. Molina’s employment were terminated by the Company without “cause,” as such term is defined in their employment agreements. Under their respective amended and restated employment agreement, they were each entitled to receive full vesting of all equity compensation. Accordingly, all of the 2017 grants awarded to each of Dr. Molina and Mr. Molina vested in full.


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As described above, the 64% element of the long-term incentive awards consisting of PSUs was further broken down and allocated into four separate elements, each further described below, as follows:
15% element for a 2017 PSU metric related to net profit margin;
15% element for a 2018 PSU metric related to net profit margin;
14% element for a 2019 PSU metric related to net profit margin; and
20% element for a multi-part metric in any of 2017, 2018, or 2019 related to expansion/growth of the Company.
2017 Performance Units Compensation Metrics. The first 15% PSU element metric was related to the achievement of net profit margin in fiscal year 2017 of at least 0.5%. The entry point for the metric was at 0.5% net profit margin; target achievement was at 0.75% net profit margin; and full achievement was at 1.0% net profit margin. Achievement of the entry point would have resulted in 50% vesting of the PSUs subject to this metric; target achievement would have resulted in 100% vesting of the PSUs; and full achievement would have resulted in 200% vesting of the PSU grant. Intermediate achievement within the range would have resulted in the vesting of that number of PSUs as was proportional to the level of achievement within the range; all amounts are interpolated linearly between the end points of the range. If the metric had been achieved to any degree, the PSUs would have vested on March 1, 2018. Performance of this first PSU metric was not achieved and thus the PSUs subject to this metric did not vest.
2018 Performance Units Compensation Metrics. The second 15% PSU metric was related to the achievement of net profit margin in fiscal year 2018 of at least 1.0%. The entry point for the metric is at 1.0% net profit margin; target achievement shall be at 1.25% net profit margin; and full achievement is at 1.5% net profit margin. Achievement of the entry point will result in 50% vesting of the PSUs subject to this metric; target achievement will result in 100% vesting of the PSUs; and full achievement will result in 200% vesting of the PSU grant. Intermediate achievement within the range will result in the vesting of that number of PSUs as is proportional to the level of achievement within the range; all amounts will be interpolated linearly between the end points of the range. If this second PSU metric is achieved to any degree, the PSUs will vest on March 1, 2019.
2019 Performance Units Compensation Metrics . The third 14% PSU metric was related to the achievement of net profit margin in fiscal year 2019 of at least 1.5%. The entry point for the metric is at 1.5% net profit margin; target achievement is at 1.75% net profit margin; and full achievement is at 2.0% net profit margin. Achievement of the entry point will result in 50% vesting of the PSUs subject to this metric; target achievement will result in 100% vesting of the PSUs; and full achievement will result in 200% vesting of the PSU grant. Intermediate achievement within the range will result in the vesting of that number of PSUs as is proportional to the level of achievement within the range; all amounts will be interpolated linearly between the end points of the range. If this third PSU metric is achieved to any degree, the PSUs will vest on March 1, 2020.
2017-2019 Performance Units Compensation Metrics . The final 20% of the total 64% PSU number is conditioned upon the Company’s closing on a Board-approved acquisition in a new state, winning an RFP in a new

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state (including winning an RFP for Molina Medicaid Solutions, or winning an RFP for a new Medicaid product line in an existing state), or achieving a 10% year-over-year annual growth in Medicare enrollment (including enrollees in Medicare-Medicaid duals programs). However, the next two expansion achievements from and after March 1, 2017 were subject to the expansion targets previously identified as target metrics in the 2016 compensation cycle (meaning the second and third such achievements after the Today’s Options of New York, Inc. acquisition, which represented the first such achievement; thus, this metric shall first be triggered with the fourth such achievement after 2016).  SNP or Marketplace/Exchange entry, or a capabilities-based acquisition, do not count towards satisfaction of this performance metric. In the event the Company achieves this metric in fiscal years 2017, 2018, or 2019, upon the first such achievement (meaning the fourth such achievement after 2016), 50% of the PSUs subject to this metric will vest. Upon the second such achievement (meaning the fifth such achievement after 2016), 100% of the PSUs subject to this metric will vest. Upon the third such achievement (meaning the sixth such achievement after 2016), 200% of the PSUs subject to this metric will vest. All PSU awards will be settled by the issuance of shares of common stock of the Company equal to the number of PSUs as described herein. Partial vesting of this PSU award may be made on March 1 st  of each of 2018, 2019, or 2020, as applicable, following the relevant level of achievement, whether entry, target, or full. No PSUs subject to this final PSU metric shall vest sooner than March 1, 2018.
Time Vested Equity Compensation . As described above, 36% of the long-term incentive awards were granted as shares of restricted stock subject to time vesting. The number of time-vesting shares were fixed as of the date of determination of March 1, 2017, and were not subject to increase to the 200% level as with the PSUs. These shares of restricted stock were granted on March 1, 2017, subject to vesting in one-third increments over three years, on each of March 1, 2018, March 1, 2019, and March 1, 2020.
2015-2016 Long-Term Incentive Awards Achievement Status
The following provides a status summary with respect to the portions of the stock awards made to the named executive officers in 2015 and 2016, with vesting based on the achievement or non-achievement of performance metrics determined for the respective period ended December 31, 2017. If the respective metric was not achieved, the portion of the stock awards based on that metric did not vest, and such portion was forfeited, further reflecting the Company’s pay-for-performance compensation philosophy.
2015 Equity Compensation
In 2015, our named executive officers received potential equity compensation opportunities, a portion of which was subject to vesting based on 2017 performance metrics as reflected in the table below.
Named Executive Officer
2015 Target # of Performance Shares Subject to Vesting Based on 2017 Metrics
2017 Annual Premium Revenue
2017 Net Profit Margin
2017 Pre-Tax Income
Three-Year TSR
 
TOTAL
VESTED
VESTED
NOT VESTED
NOT VESTED
VESTED
Joseph W. White, Chief Financial Officer
9,048

4,524

2,262

2,262

2,262

2,262

Jeff D. Barlow, Chief Legal Officer and Secretary
7,540

3,770

1,885

1,885

1,885

1,885

Terry P. Bayer, Former Chief Operating Officer
11,460

5,730

2,865

2,865

2,865

2,865

The 2015 equity awards were divided into eight (8) separate elements, four (4) of which, representing 40% of the awards, were not determinable until the end of the three-year period ended December 31, 2017.
10% of the 2015 stock awards was based on the Company’s 2017 annual premium revenue achievement, with an entry point of $15.0 billion in annual premium revenues, excluding acquisitions after April 1, 2015, and full achievement at $16 billion in annual premium revenues, excluding acquisitions after April 1, 2015. This performance metric was fully achieved in 2017 and the stock vested.
The second fiscal year 2017 10% performance metric of the 2015 stock awards was based on the Company’s fiscal year 2017 net profit margin, with an entry point at 1.5% net profit margin, and the third fiscal year 2017 10% performance metric of the 2015 stock awards was based on the Company’s pre-tax income in fiscal year 2017, with an entry point at $500 million in pre-tax income. Neither the 2017 net profit margin metric nor the 2017 pre-tax income metric was achieved and, accordingly, the portions of the stock awards based on these performance metrics did not vest.

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Another 10% of the 2015 stock award was conditioned upon the Company’s achieving a three-year TSR for the three-year period ended December 31, 2017 as determined by ISS calculations that is greater than the median TSR achieved by the Company’s 2015 ISS peer group. The Company’s three-year TSR for the three-year period ending December 31, 2017 was 13.5% compared to the median of 3.8% for the Company’s 2015 ISS peer group. Since this metric was achieved, the portion of the stock awards based on this performance metric vested.
2016 Equity Compensation
In 2016, our named executive officers received potential equity compensation opportunities, a portion of which was subject to vesting based on 2017 performance metrics as reflected in the table below.
Named Executive Officer
2016 Target # of Performance Shares Subject to Vesting Based on 2017 Metrics
2017 Net Profit Margin
Star Ratings
Expansion (MS)
Expansion (ID)
 
TOTAL
VESTED
NOT VESTED
NOT VESTED
VESTED
VESTED
Joseph W. White, Chief Financial Officer
15,110

6,476

4,317

4,317

2,159

4,317

Jeff D. Barlow, Chief Legal Officer and Secretary
10,962

4,698

3,132

3,132

1,566

3,132

Terry P. Bayer, Former Chief Operating Officer
18,039

7,731

5,154

5,154

2,577

5,154

The 2016 equity awards were divided into eight (8) separate elements, two (2) of which were not determinable until the end of the two-year period ended December 31, 2017.
The first 2017 10% performance metric was related to the achievement of a net profit margin in fiscal year 2017 of at least 1.5%. Performance was not met under this metric and thus these awards did not vest.
The second fiscal year 2017 10% performance metric was related to the Company achieving an improvement in Star ratings of 0.5 Stars or greater for each of two separate health plans from the levels of the previous year, with no decline in the then existing average Star rating across all remaining health plans. Performance was not met under this metric and thus these awards did not vest.
The final 20% metric was conditioned upon the Company’s either closing on a Board-approved acquisition in a new state, or winning a Request For Proposal (“RFP”) in a new state, or winning an RFP for a new Medicaid product line in an existing state during the 2016-2018 period. Special Needs Plan (“SNP”) or marketplace entry, or a capabilities-based acquisition, do not count towards satisfaction of this performance metric. Upon the first such achievement of this metric in 2016, 2017, or 2018, 5% of the restricted stock grant shall vest. Upon the second such achievement, a further 5% of the restricted stock grant shall vest. Upon the third such achievement, the final 10% of the restricted stock grant shall vest.
The first such achievement of this goal was met in 2016 as a result of the closing of the New York Medicaid acquisition.
The second such achievement of this goal was met in 2017 related to winning of an RFP in Mississippi for a Medicaid Coordinated Care Contract for the statewide administration of the Mississippi Coordinated Access Network (MississippiCAN), by the Company’s wholly owned subsidiary, Molina Healthcare of Mississippi, Inc. The operational start date for the program is currently scheduled for July 1, 2018, pending the completion of a readiness review with the Mississippi Division of Medicaid.
The third such achievement of this goal was also met in 2017 related to the expansion of the Company into Idaho, through the Company’s wholly owned subsidiary, Molina Healthcare of Utah, Inc., dba Molina Healthcare of Idaho. As of January 1, 2018, the plan launched a so-called Fully Integrated Dual Eligible Special Needs Plan (or FIDE SNP) Medicare-Medicaid Coordinated Plan (MMCP) and Medicare Advantage HMO (MAPD) Plan. As part of this launch, we have signed both a MMCP contract with Idaho Department of Health and Welfare and a FIDE SNP contract with CMS. The product’s specific name is Molina Medicare Options Plus. An FIDE SNP enrolls individuals over the age of 21 who are eligible for both Medicare and Medicaid.

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As a result, the entire 20% of the restricted stock grant subject to this metric has vested (5% vested in 2017 based on the first achievement of the goal in 2016, and 15% vested in 2018 based on the achievement of the additional two goals in 2017).
Stock Ownership Guidelines for Named Executive Officers
The Board of Directors believes that executive officers should own and hold a reasonable number of shares of common stock of the Company to further align such officers’ interests and actions with those of the Company’s stockholders, and also to demonstrate confidence in the long-term prospects of the Company. The Company’s guidelines with respect to stock ownership by executive officers provide that executive officers of the Company shall own the minimum number of shares of the Company’s common stock with such value listed next to each such officer’s title below, calculated as a multiple of annual base salary.
Executive Officer
Value of Shares
Chief Executive Officer
5X Annual Base Salary
Chief Financial Officer
4X Annual Base Salary
Chief Operating Officer
3X Annual Base Salary
Other Named Executive Officers
2X Annual Base Salary
The value of an executive officer’s holdings is based on the average closing price of a share of the Company’s stock for the previous calendar year. Shares that satisfy these guidelines may be those owned directly, through a trust, or by a spouse or child, and include shares purchased on the open market, vested or unvested shares of restricted stock, or exercised and retained option shares. Unexercised options and equity securities that are pledged are not counted toward the executive officer ownership requirements. Until an executive officer’s stock ownership requirement is met, the executive officer must retain at least 50% of all “net settled shares” (as defined above under “Stock Ownership Guidelines for Directors” ) received from the vesting, delivery or exercise of equity awards granted under our equity award plans until the total value of all shares held equals or exceeds the executive officer’s applicable ownership threshold.
Executive officers are expected to achieve the recommended ownership guidelines within five (5) years of assuming their positions. Once achieved, ownership of the guideline amount must be maintained for as long as the individual is subject to these guidelines. In addition, there may be certain instances where these guidelines would place an undue hardship on an executive officer. The compensation committee may therefore make exceptions to these guidelines as it deems appropriate.
Each of the named executive officers of the Company satisfied the stock ownership guidelines as of December 31, 2017 , except Mr. Zubretsky whose employment with the Company started November 2017 and who pursuant to the guidelines has five (5) years from the start of his employment to comply with the policy.
Clawback Policy
The Company has a Clawback Policy addressing the recovery by the Company of incentive-based compensation from current and former executives of the Company, in the event of any accounting restatement due to material noncompliance by the Company with any financial reporting requirement under the applicable securities laws (“Accounting Restatement”). According to the Clawback Policy, in the event of an Accounting Restatement, the Company will use reasonable efforts to recover from any current or former executive officer of the Company, who received incentive-based compensation from the Company during the three (3)-year period preceding the date on which the Company is required to prepare an Accounting Restatement, based on the erroneous data, the excess of what would have been paid to the executive officer under the Accounting Restatement. In addition, the Clawback Policy further provides that the Company will use reasonable efforts to recover from current and former executive officers, up to 100% (as determined by the Board or a duly established committee of the Board in its sole discretion as appropriate based on the conduct involved) of such incentive-based compensation from the Company during the three (3)-year period preceding the date on which the Company is required to prepare an Accounting Restatement, if the Board or a committee thereof, in its sole discretion, determines that an executive officer’s act or omission that contributed to the circumstances requiring the Accounting Restatement involved: (i) willful, knowing or intentional misconduct or a willful, knowing or intentional violation of any of the Company’s rules or any applicable legal or regulatory requirements in the course of the executive officer’s employment by, or otherwise in connection with, the Company or (ii) fraud in the course of the executive officer’s employment by, or otherwise in connection with, the Company.

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Restrictions on Pledges of Shares by Directors and Executive Officers
The Company’s insider trading policy prohibits our directors and executive officers from, directly or indirectly, pledging a significant number of shares of the Company’s common stock. For these purposes, “pledging” includes the intentional creation of any form of pledge, security interest, deposit, or lien, including the holding of shares in a margin account, that entitles a third-party to foreclose against, or otherwise sell, any shares, whether with or without notice, consent, or default. “Significant” means the least of: (i) 1% of the Company’s total outstanding shares of common stock; (ii) 20% of the common stock of the Company then held by the executive officer or director; and (iii) 50% of the Company’s average daily trading volume for the three months prior to the pledge date.
The shares of common stock attributable to a director or executive officer for these purposes include shares attributable to the director or executive officer under either Section 13 or Section 16 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. Further, any shares that are pledged shall not be counted toward the executive officer or director stock ownership requirements.
As of the date of this proxy statement, none of the directors and executive officers of the Company had any pledge of shares of the Company’s common stock.
Hedging Restrictions
As part of the Company’s insider trading policy, directors, executive officers (including the named executive officers), and vice presidents of the Company or subsidiary executive officers (collectively, “Controlling Insiders”) are prohibited from engaging in “hedging” with respect to the Company’s securities. For these purposes, “hedging” includes any instrument or transaction, including put options and forward-sale contracts, through which a Controlling Insider offsets or reduces exposure to the risk of price fluctuations in a corresponding equity security. Speculative trading, short-swing trading, or short selling of stock of the Company by Controlling Insiders is expressly prohibited at all times, as is the buying or selling of any publicly traded option on stock of the Company and the establishment or use of margin accounts with a broker-dealer for the purpose of buying or selling stock of the Company.
Results of the May 2017 “Say On Pay” Vote
At our May 10, 2017 annual stockholders’ meeting, the Company’s stockholders approved an annual advisory “say-on-pay” vote. The compensation committee monitors the results of the Company’s annual advisory “say-on-pay” proposal and considers such results as one of many factors in connection with the discharge of its responsibilities. At our May 10, 2017 annual stockholders’ meeting, the compensation of our named executive officers was approved, on an advisory basis, by a 78.5% majority vote. The actions taken by the Board to restructure management and recalibrate the compensation program are, in many ways, a response to the say-on-pay proposals and address the concern among stockholders that compensation programs must have incentive features that (a) provide a proper measure of accountability and reward, and (b) correlate incentive compensation with the achievement of our long-term strategic objectives. Additionally, the compensation committee also simplified the compensation program with fewer performance metrics. At the May 2017 annual meeting, the stockholders also voted on an advisory basis to change the frequency on the say-on-pay vote from every three years to every year. The Company is including a “say-on-pay” proposal in this year’s proxy statement. The compensation committee will continue to take into consideration the outcome of the Company’s “say-on-pay” votes when making future compensation decisions for the named executive officers. Further, the Company will continue to focus on aligning executive pay with building stockholder value and the achievement of short-term and long-term financial and strategic objectives.
Compliance with Internal Revenue Code Section 162(m)
Effective through December 31, 2017, Section 162(m) of the Internal Revenue Code generally disallowed a tax deduction to public corporations for compensation over $1 million paid for any fiscal year to the corporation’s chief executive officer and four other most highly compensated executive officers as of the end of the fiscal year. The Affordable Care Act (ACA) amended the Internal Revenue Code, in part, by adding Section 162(m)(6), which limits the amount that covered health insurance providers such as the Company may deduct in any taxable year for compensation to any employee in excess of $500,000. This legislation did not create any exceptions for performance-based compensation. Commencing with the Company’s fiscal year 2016, the compensation limitation pursuant to Section 162(m)(6) as amended by the ACA applied to the Company and the Company was not able to deduct compensation to its executive officers in excess of $500,000. Accordingly, while the compensation committee continued to adhere to its pay-for-performance philosophy, the Company derived no tax benefit in 2017 from structuring its compensation determinations based on the requirements for the performance based compensation exception of Internal Revenue Code Section 162(m).

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The Tax Cuts and Job Act of 2017 (TCJA) amended Internal Revenue Code Section 162(m). Effective for years beginning after December 31, 2017, Internal Revenue Code Section 162(m) will generally disallow a tax deduction to public corporations for compensation over $1 million paid to a corporation’s principal executive officer, principal financial officer, three other most highly compensated executive officers, and any employees who served in such capacities. Further, the exception to the $1 million limitation for performance-based compensation has generally been eliminated. TCJA did not amend the Section 162(m)(6) limitation applicable to the Company as described above.
Compensation Committee Report
The compensation committee has reviewed and discussed the CD&A with the members of management of the Company. Based on its review and discussions, the compensation committee recommended to the Board of Directors that the CD&A be included in this proxy statement and incorporated by reference into the Form 10-K.

Compensation Committee
Richard M. Schapiro, Chairman    
Charles Z. Fedak
Steven J. Orlando
Ronna E. Romney


March 5, 2018

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Compensation Tables
Summary Compensation
The following table provides information concerning total compensation earned or paid to (a) the president and chief executive officer, (b) the chief financial officer, and (c) the three other most highly compensated executive officers of the Company who served in such capacities as of December 31, 2017 , in each case for services rendered to the Company during the last year. In addition, the table provides information concerning total compensation earned or paid to our former chief executive officer and former chief financial officer who served in such capacities during 2017 , in each case for services rendered to the Company during the last year. These seven officers are referred to as the “named executive officers” in this proxy statement.

2017 Summary Compensation Table
Name and Principal Position
Year
Salary
Bonus
Stock
Awards (1)
Option Awards
Non-Equity
Incentive Plan
Comp. (2)
Change in
Nonqualified
Deferred
Comp.
Earnings (3)
All Other
Comp. (4)
Total
Joseph M. Zubretsky (5)(8)(9)(10)
2017
$
175,000

$
4,000,000

$

$
15,536,250

$

$

$
27,858

$
19,739,108

President and Chief Executive Officer
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Joseph W. White (6)
2017
$
1,248,167

$

$
3,361,920

$

$

$
2,821

$
40,232

$
4,653,140

Chief Financial Officer and former Interim Chief Executive Officer
2016
$
538,000

$

$
2,786,018

$

$
80,000

$
1,377

$
15,033

$
3,420,428

 
2015
$
515,000

$

$
1,461,882

$

$
384,432

$
136

$
15,064

$
2,376,514

Jeff D. Barlow
2017
$
550,000

$

$
1,616,103

$

$

$
27,041

$
33,681

$
2,226,825

Chief Legal Officer and Secretary
2016
$
525,000

$

$
2,021,015

$

$
75,000

$
8,395

$
33,545

$
2,662,955

 
2015
$
475,000

$

$
1,218,191

$

$
354,574

$
146

$
31,654

$
2,079,565

Dr. J. Mario Molina (7)
2017
$
440,770

$

$
9,944,395

$

$

$
708,440

$
5,904,399

$
16,998,004

Former President and Chief Executive Officer
2016
$
1,170,000

$

$
8,442,976

$

$
255,000

$
165,449

$
15,443

$
10,048,868

 
2015
$
1,050,000

$

$
7,893,843

$

$
1,306,324

$

$
15,490

$
10,265,657

John C. Molina (7)
2017
$
318,038

$

$
3,418,430

$

$

$
79,908

$
4,197,577

$
8,013,953

Former Chief Financial Officer
2016
$
878,000

$

$
4,258,980

$

$
180,000

$
50,025

$
16,090

$
5,383,095

 
2015
$
878,000

$

$
2,606,918

$

$
910,279

$

$
15,277

$
4,410,474

Terry P. Bayer (11)
2017
$
700,000

$

$
2,734,795

$

$

$
176,253

$
22,698

$
3,633,746

Former Chief Operating Officer
2016
$
644,000

$

$
3,326,005

$

$
110,000

$
74,991

$
22,499

$
4,177,495

 
2015
$
644,000

$

$
1,851,686

$

$
534,141

$

$
17,798

$
3,047,625

Lisa A. Rubino (5)(12)
2017
$
500,000

$

$
600,012

$

$

$
42,545

$
33,906

$
1,176,463

Former Sr. Vice President of Medicare & Duals Integration

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
(1)  
This column shows the aggregate grant date fair value of performance stock awards (“PSAs”), performance stock units (“PSUs”) and restricted stock awards (“RSAs”) granted under the Company’s 2011 Equity Incentive Plan in the years shown. The aggregate grant date fair value is the amount the Company expects to expense for accounting purposes over the award’s vesting schedule. See the 2017 Grants of Plan-Based Awards Table for additional information, including the performance conditions and valuation assumptions as applicable, for PSAs, PSUs, and RSAs granted in 2017 .
Generally, the grant date fair value presented does not correspond to the actual value that the named executive officers will realize from the award. In particular, the actual value of PSAs and PSUs received is different from the accounting expense because such awards depend on the Company’s performance. In accordance with SEC rules, the aggregate grant date fair value of the PSAs and PSUs presented above is calculated based on the most probable outcome of the performance conditions as of the grant date, which, for the PSAs and PSUs, was target performance. If the maximum performance metrics are achieved, the grant date fair value of the 2017 PSUs would be $5,039,746 for Mr. White, $2,764,122 for Mr. Barlow, $14,801,204 for Dr. Molina, $5,087,941 for Mr. Molina and $4,677,559 for Ms. Bayer.
(2)  
This column shows the amounts earned under the Company’s performance-based short-term cash incentive plan.

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(3)  
Ms. Bayer’s change in non-qualified deferred compensation earnings for the year 2015 was ($6,924); Dr. J. Mario Molina’s change in non-qualified deferred compensation earnings for the year 2015 was ($188,966); and Mr. Molina’s change in non-qualified deferred compensation earnings for the year 2015 was ($7,487).
(4)  
Details are provided below in the 2017 All Other Compensation Table .
(5)  
Compensation for Mr. Zubretsky and Ms. Rubino is provided only for 2017 because they were not named executive officers prior to 2017. Mr. Zubretsky’s employment with the Company started on November 6, 2017. Since Ms. Rubino was not a named executive officer prior to 2017, the compensation committee was not involved in the determination of her salary or bonus opportunity.
(6)  
Mr. White’s annual salary was increased from $600,000 to $650,000 effective as of May 2, 2017 in connection with his appointment as chief financial officer. In addition, Mr. White received a monthly special salary of $100,000 for his service as interim president and chief executive officer from May 2, 2017 to November 6, 2017. The amount of $1,248,167 represents the sum of (i) his salary as chief accounting officer and chief financial officer of $631,500 received in 2017 and (ii) the special salary of $616,667 for serving as interim president and chief executive officer. Additionally, in connection with his service as interim president and chief executive officer, on June 5, 2017 the Company awarded Mr. White a restricted stock award of 15,008 shares subject to time-based vesting in equal increments over three years on each of June 5, 2018, June, 2019, and June 2020.
(7)  
Dr. Molina’s and Mr. John C. Molina’s employment was terminated by the Company without cause on May 2, 2017. See also Note 2 to the 2017 All Other Compensation Table below.
(8)  
Mr. Zubretsky’s employment with the Company commenced on November 6, 2017, and as a result the salary amount reflected in the table is the amount paid for the period November 6, 2017 to December 31, 2017, at an annualized salary of $1,300,000. Mr. Zubretsky’s bonus amount consists of his sign-on bonus. In the event that prior to the second anniversary of his start date Mr. Zubretsky’s employment terminates by reason of a termination for the Company for “cause” (as defined in the employment agreement) or Mr. Zubretsky’s resignation without “good reason” (as defined in the employment agreement), Mr. Zubretsky will be required to repay the Company a prorated portion of the sign-on bonus payment.
(9)  
For 2017, Mr. Zubretsky was not eligible to receive any non-equity incentive plan compensation (short-term incentive cash bonus) and was not eligible to participate in the Company’s non-qualified deferred compensation plan.
(10)  
Pursuant to Mr. Zubretsky’s employment agreement, the Company granted him an option to purchase 375,000 shares of our common stock at an exercise price of $67.33 per share which expires October 8, 2027. These options are subject to time-based vesting in equal increments over three years on each of October 9, 2018, October 9, 2019, and October 9, 2020. The Company granted Mr. Zubretsky such option to compensate him for forgone compensation benefits from his previous employer.
(11)  
Ms. Bayer retired from her position as chief operating officer of the Company on February 2, 2018.
(12)  
Ms. Rubino’s employment was terminated by the Company without cause on March 2, 2018.
2017 All Other Compensation Table
Name
Long-term Disability Premiums
Group Term Life Premiums
Executive Disability Premiums
401(k) Matching Contribution (1)
Liquidated Amounts for Paid Time-off
Severance (2)
Relocation Expense/Remote Stipend (3)
Imputed Tax Benefit
All Other Compensation
Joseph M. Zubretsky
$

$

$

$

$

$

$
27,858

$

$
27,858

Joseph W. White
$
820

$
3,612

$

$
10,800

$
25,000

$

$

$

$
40,232

Jeff D. Barlow
$
820

$
1,932

$

$
10,800

$
20,129

$

$

$

$
33,681

Dr. J. Mario  Molina
$
426

$
1,250

$

$
10,800

$
201,923

$
5,690,000

$

$

$
5,904,399

John C. Molina
$
378

$
669

$
345

$
10,800

$
145,385

$
4,040,000

$

$

$
4,197,577

Terry P. Bayer
$
1,230

$
10,668

$

$
10,800

$

$

$

$

$
22,698

Lisa A. Rubino
$
820

$
5,544

$

$
9,539

$
9,615

$

$

$
8,388

$
33,906

(1)  
The Company has a 401(k) plan that is available to all employees. The plan allows pretax deferral, for which the Company matches dollar-for-dollar of the first 4% of salary electively deferred under the plan.
(2)  
Dr. Molina and Mr. Molina were terminated by the Company without cause on May 2, 2017, and received severance payments and benefits pursuant to their employment agreements with the Company. The severance amount reflected in the table consists of the cash severance received in connection with the termination of employment. Ms. Bayer retired on February 2, 2018, and received severance payments and benefits pursuant to her employment agreement with the

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Company, but since her retirement occurred in 2018, such payments and benefits are not reflected in this table. Ms. Rubino’s employment was terminated by the Company without cause on March 2, 2018. For more information on the severance payments and benefits for such former executive officers, see discussion above in “Executive Compensation - Termination of Named Executive Officer Founders,” “Executive Compensation - Retirement of Chief Operating Officer,” and “Executive Compensation - Termination of our Senior Vice President of Medicare & Duals Integration.”
(3)  
Consists of $27,708 relocation expense and $150 remote stipend.
Realized Compensation
The SEC’s calculation of total compensation, as shown in the 2017 Summary Compensation Table , includes several items driven by accounting assumptions. As a result, total compensation as defined by the SEC differs substantially from the compensation actually realized by our named executive officers in a particular year. To supplement the SEC-required disclosure, the table below shows compensation realized by each named executive, as reported on his or her IRS W-2 form. These amounts are not a substitute for the amounts reported as SEC total compensation. Information on how realized compensation is calculated is included below the table.
Further, the potential compensation of the named executive officers is an aspirational amount, dependent on the achievement of several financial goals. As a result of the Company falling short of its financial targets, management failed to achieve their target compensation in years 2015 , 2016 , and 2017 as reflected in the 2017 Realized Compensation Table below.
2017 Realized Compensation Table
 
Realized Compensation
Name
2015
 
2016
 
2017
Joseph M. Zubretsky (1)
$

 
$

 
$
4,202,858

Joseph W. White
$
2,238,488

 
$
1,630,426

 
$
2,309,774

Jeff D. Barlow
$
1,901,409

 
$
1,462,354

 
$
1,319,559

Dr. J. Mario Molina (2)
$
9,490,297

 
$
5,572,952

 
$
30,528,257

John C. Molina (2)
$
3,667,891

 
$
3,068,059

 
$
15,458,294

Terry P. Bayer
$
4,016,653

 
$
2,262,426

 
$
2,066,115

Lisa A. Rubino (1)
$

 
$

 
$
752,910

(1)  
Realized Compensation for Mr. Zubretsky and Ms. Rubino is provided only for 2017 because they were not named executive officers prior to 2017.
(2)  
Dr. Molina’s and Mr. Molina’s 2017 realized compensation includes the severance payments and benefits received in connection with termination of their employment without cause on May 2, 2017. For more information on the severance payments and benefits received by such former executive officers, see discussion above in “Executive Compensation - Termination of Named Executive Officer Founders.”
To calculate realized compensation for 2017 , which represents taxable W-2 income for 2017 , we started with the amounts shown in the SEC Total column in the 2017 Summary Compensation Table and made the following adjustments:
Subtractions from SEC Total:
Bonus earned for 2017 (reflected in Bonus and Non-equity Incentive Plan Compensation columns), which was paid in 2018 ;
Aggregate grant date fair value of equity awards (reflected in Stock Awards and Option Awards columns);
Year over year change in nonqualified deferred compensation earnings (reflected in the Change in Nonqualified Deferred Comp. Earnings column);
Contributions to 401(k) and medical premiums that are deducted from income on a pre-tax basis; and
The Company’s 401(k) match (reflected in All Other Comp. column).
Additions to SEC Total:
Bonus earned for 2016 (reflected in Bonus and Non-equity Incentive Plan Compensation columns for 2016 ) which was paid in 2017 ;
Value realized from exercise of stock options before payment of applicable withholding taxes and brokerage commissions (reflected in Option Exercises and Stock Vested Table ); and

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Value realized from vesting of RSAs and/or PSAs before payment of applicable withholding taxes and brokerage commissions (reflected in Option Exercises and Stock Vested Table ).
For more information on total compensation as calculated under SEC rules, see the narrative accompanying the 2017 Summary Compensation Table .
Grants of Plan-Based Awards
The following table provides information about plan-based awards granted to the named executive officers in 2017 . The “Non-Equity Incentive Plan Awards” were granted under the Company’s Incentive Compensation Plan. The “Equity Incentive Plan Awards” and “All Other Stock Awards” were granted under the Company’s 2011 Equity Incentive Plan.
2017 Grants of Plan-Based Awards Table
 
 
Estimated Possible Payouts
Under Non-Equity Incentive
Plan Awards
(1)
Estimated Future Payouts
Under Equity Incentive
Plan Awards (2)
All Other
Stock
Awards:
Number of
Shares of
Stock
All Other Option Awards: Number of Securities Underlying Options (8)
 
Grant
Date
Fair
Value of
Stock
and
Option
Awards (9)
Name
Grant Date
Threshold ($)
Target
($)
Maximum ($)
Threshold (#)
Target
(#)
Maximum (#)
Joseph M. Zubretsky
11/6/2017
$

$

$





375,000

 
$
15,536,250

Joseph W. White
3/1/2017
$
211,250

$
422,500

$
845,000




13,847


(3
)
$
684,042

 
5/10/2017
$

$

$

12,309

24,617

49,233



 
$
1,677,895

 
6/5/2017
$

$

$




15,008


(4
)
$
999,983

Jeff D. Barlow
3/1/2017
$
160,875

$
321,750

$
643,500




9,474


(3
)
$
468,016

 
5/10/2017
$

$

$

8,422

16,844

33,687



 
$
1,148,087

J. Mario Molina (5)
3/1/2017
$
609,375

$
1,218,750

$
2,437,500




58,300


(3
)
$
2,880,020

 
5/10/2017
$

$

$

68,016

103,644

174,900



 
$
7,064,375

John C. Molina (6)
3/1/2017
$
365,625

$
731,250

$
1,462,500




20,041


(3
)
$
990,025

 
5/10/2017
$

$

$

23,381

35,628

60,122



 
$
2,428,405

Terry P. Bayer (7)
3/1/2017
$
227,500

$
455,000

$
910,000




16,033


(3
)
$
792,030

 
5/10/2017
$

$

$

14,252

28,503

57,006



 
$
1,942,765

Lisa A. Rubino
3/1/2017
$
81,250

$
162,500

$
325,000




12,146


(3
)
$
600,012

(1)  
These columns show the possible payouts under the Company’s performance-based short-term cash incentive plan. The discretionary portion of the performance-based short-term cash incentive bonus is excluded from the table above. Under this plan, Mr. White’s bonus opportunity is 100% of his base salary; Ms. Bayer’s bonus opportunity is 100% of her base salary; Mr. Barlow’s bonus opportunity is 90% of his base salary, and Ms. Rubino’s bonus opportunity is 50% of her base salary. For each of the named executives, 65% of the bonus opportunity relates to a net income performance measure and 35% is subject to the discretion of the compensation committee, based on consideration of such factors as completing the organization development effort and filling key executive roles; developing a long-term strategic plan for Medicare and Direct Delivery; increasing quality revenues from the state health plans; improving our claims payment metrics and overall claims systems; improving our Star metrics; and various other factors, with the net income and discretionary component determined and paid independently. Achievement of the threshold of $84 million in net income results in payout at the threshold level of 50%; achievement of $120 million in net income results in payout at the target level of 100%; and achievement of $156 million in net income results in payout at the maximum level of 200%. The actual cash bonus payout amounts for achievement within specified points along the net income range (as specified under the performance metric) are interpolated linearly between those points. The maximum payout is 200%. See further discussion regarding these metrics at “ Compensation Discussion and Analysis —Elements of Compensation.” The actual amounts earned and paid to the named executive officers under the 2017 plan are presented in the “ 2017 Summary Compensation Table —Non-Equity Incentive Plan Comp.”
(2)  
These columns show the estimated future payouts of PSUs under the awards granted in 2017 . For each of the named executives, with respect to the 2017 net profit margin performance metric, (i) achievement of the entry point of the metric results in 50% or first share vesting of the PSUs, (ii) target achievement results in 100% vesting of the PSUs, and (iii) full achievement results in 200% vesting of the awards. Intermediate achievement within the range results in the vesting of that number of shares proportional to the level of achievement within the range; all amounts shall be interpolated linearly between the end points of the range.
For the 2017-2019 performance metrics, achievement is conditioned upon the Company’s closing on a Board-approved acquisition in a new state, winning an RFP in a new state (including winning an RFP for Molina Medicaid Solutions, or winning an RFP for a new Medicaid product line in an existing state), or achieving a 10% year-over-year annual growth in

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Medicare enrollment (including enrollees in Medicare-Medicaid duals programs). However, this metric is further conditioned on achievement of the expansion targets previously identified as target metrics pursuant to grants made in 2016; thus, the metric will first be triggered after the fourth such achievement after 2016. SNP or Marketplace/Exchange entry, or a capabilities-based acquisition, do not count towards satisfaction of the performance metric. In the event the Company achieves the metric in 2017, 2018, or 2019, upon the first such achievement (meaning the fourth such achievement after 2016), 50% of the PSUs subject to this metric shall vest (threshold). Upon the second such achievement (meaning the fifth such achievement after 2016), 100% of the PSUs subject to this metric shall vest (target). Upon the third such achievement (meaning the sixth such achievement after 2016), 200% of the PSUs subject to this metric shall vest (maximum). Partial vesting of this PSU award may be made on March 1st of each of 2018, 2019 or 2020, as applicable, following the relevant level of achievement, whether entry, target or full. No PSUs subject to this metric were to vest sooner than March 1, 2018. For more information on the specific metrics and vesting schedules, see Outstanding Equity Awards .
(3)  
Includes the RSAs granted to named executive officers on March 1, 2017. These awards are subject to time-based vesting in equal increments over three years on each of March 1, 2018, March 1, 2019, and March 1, 2020.
(4)  
Includes RSAs granted to Mr. White on June 5, 2017, which awards are subject to time-based vesting in equal increments over three years on each of June 5, 2018, June 5, 2019, and June 5, 2020.
(5)  
Dr. Molina’s employment was terminated on May 2, 2017. Pursuant to his employment agreement, all outstanding equity awards were immediately vested at the target level. For more information on the severance payments and benefits received by Dr. Molina, see discussion above in “Executive Compensation - Termination of Named Executive Officer Founders.”
(6)  
Mr. Molina’s employment was terminated on May 2, 2017. Pursuant to his employment agreement, all outstanding equity awards were immediately vested at the target level. For more information on the severance payments and benefits received by Mr. Molina, see discussion above in “Executive Compensation - Termination of Named Executive Officer Founders.”
(7)  
Ms. Bayer retired from the Company on February 2, 2018, and received severance payments and benefits pursuant to her employment agreement with the Company, including acceleration of vesting of certain outstanding equity awards previously granted to her. For more information on such severance payments and benefits, see discussion above in “ Executive Compensation - Retirement of Chief Operating Officer.”
(8)  
Pursuant to Mr. Zubretsky’s employment agreement, the Company granted him an option to purchase 375,000 shares of our common stock at an exercise price of $67.33 per share which expires October 8, 2027. These options are subject to time-based vesting in equal increments over three years on each of October 9, 2018, October 9, 2019, and October 9, 2020.
(9)  
This column shows the grant date fair value of the PSUs, RSAs and Options. Generally, the grant date fair value is the amount that the Company expects to expense in its financial statements over the awards’ or options’ vesting schedule. As described above, the amounts in this column do not reflect compensation actually received by the named executive officers.

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Outstanding Equity Awards
The following table provides information on the named executive officers’ holdings of stock and option grants as of year-end. It includes unexercised stock options (vested and unvested), and PSAs and RSAs for which vesting conditions were not yet satisfied as of December 31, 2017 . The vesting schedule for each outstanding award is shown following this table.
2017 Outstanding Equity Awards at Fiscal Year End Table
 
Option Awards
 
Stock and Stock Unit Awards
Name
Option Grant Date
Number of
Securities
Underlying
Unexercised
Options (Exercisable)
Number of
Securities
Underlying
Unexercised
Options
(Unexercisable)

Equity
Incentive
Plan
Awards:
Number of
Securities
Underlying
Unexercised
Options  (Unearned)

Option
Exercise
Price

Option
Expiration
Date
 
Stock Award Grant Date
Number of
Shares of
Stock
That
Have Not
Vested

Market
Value of
Shares of
Stock
That
Have Not
Vested (1)

Equity
Incentive
Plan
Awards:
Number of
Unearned
Shares
That Have
Not
Vested

Equity
Incentive
Plan
Awards:
Market
or Pay-
Out
Value of
Unearned
Shares
That
Have
Not
Vested (1)

Joseph M. Zubretsky
11/6/2017
 
375,000


$
67.33

10/8/2027
 
 

$


$

Joseph W. White
 
 


 
 
 
4/1/2015
2,262

$
173,450

4,524

$
346,900

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
3/7/2016
8,636

$
662,208

10,793

$
827,607

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
3/1/2017
13,847

$
1,061,788


$

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
5/10/2017

$

18,848

$
1,445,265

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
6/5/2017
15,008

$
1,150,813


$

Total
 
 


 
 
 
 
39,753

$
3,048,259

34,165

$
2,619,772

Jeff D. Barlow
 
 


 
 
 
4/1/2015
1,885

$
144,542

3,770

$
289,084

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
3/7/2016
6,263

$
480,247

7,830

$
600,404

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
3/1/2017
9,474

$
726,466


$

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
5/10/2017

$

12,896

$
988,865

Total
 



 
 
 
 
17,622

$
1,351,255

24,496

$
1,878,353

Terry P. Bayer (2)
 
 


 
 
 
4/1/2015
2,866

$
219,765

5,730

$
439,376

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
3/7/2016
10,309

$
790,494

12,885

$
988,022

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
3/1/2017
16,033

$
1,229,411


$

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
5/10/2017

$

21,823

$
1,673,388

Total
 
 


 
 
 
 
29,208

$
2,239,670

40,438

$
3,100,786

Lisa A. Rubino
 
 


 
 
 
3/1/2014
3,981

$
305,263


$

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
3/1/2015