Annual report pursuant to Section 13 and 15(d)

Employee Benefits

Employee Benefits
12 Months Ended
Dec. 31, 2016
Postemployment Benefits [Abstract]  
Employee Benefits
Employee Benefits
401(k) Plan
We have a Section 401(k) plan for the benefit of substantially all of our employees. We match 75 percent of participant contributions to the 401(k) plan up to 8 percent of each 401(k) plan participant’s annual compensation. Contributions to the 401(k) plan were $1.9 million, $1.6 million and $1.3 million for the years ended December 31, 2016, 2015 and 2014, respectively.
Bank-Owned Life Insurance
As of December 31, 2016, cash surrender value of bank-owned life insurance was $49.4 million. The Bank is the beneficiary under the policy. In the event of the death of a covered officer, we will receive the specified insurance benefit from the insurance carrier.
Deferred Compensation Plan
Effective November 1, 2006, the Board of Directors approved the Hanmi Financial Corporation Deferred Compensation Plan (the “DCP”). The DCP is unfunded, and a non-qualified deferred compensation program for directors and certain key employees whereby they may defer a portion of annual compensation for payment upon retirement of the amount deferred plus a guaranteed return. The liabilities for the deferred compensation plan and interest thereon were zero both as of December 31, 2016 and 2015.