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U .S.-Payroll Expatriates on a Residential Assignment

Please note some of the changes described in this section may not apply to you because you aren't eligible to enroll in these plans while on expatriate assignment. However, you may have the option to participate in these plans when you repatriate to the United States, so that's why it's important for you to know about the changes. Information about 2017 plan changes for the Global Choice Plan are now available. Note that there are no changes to your claims administrator for your medical, prescription drug or vision coverage in 2017 under the Global Choice Plan.

With the Chevron High Deductible Health Plan (HDHP) you’ll get quality medical coverage, and the tax advantages and saving capabilities of a Health Savings Account (HSA). HDHP coverage is much like a traditional PPO, so you can choose any doctor you want, in the network or out-of-network. But the high deductible part of the HDHP means that compared to other plans Chevron offers, you’ll be responsible for paying a higher dollar amount before the plan shares costs with you. The trade-off for that higher deductible is the unique opportunity to participate in a Health Savings Account to help pay for current and future qualified health care expenses.

  • You can enroll in the HDHP if you're a U.S.-payroll employee and you're eligible for Chevron's health benefits. You can also enroll your eligible dependents, just as you can with Chevron's other health plans.
  • U .S.-payroll expatriates cannot enroll in this plan while on expatriate assignment, but you'll have the option when you repatriate to the United States.
  • The HDHP is a preferred provider organization (PPO) health plan. This means you can choose to see any provider you want, but higher benefits are paid when you go to a network provider.
  • The 2017 HDHP includes medical coverage with Anthem Blue Cross (Anthem), prescription drug coverage with Express Scripts and mental health and substance abuse coverage with ValueOptions, a Beacon Health Company. In addition, if you enroll in the HDHP, you're also automatically enrolled in the Vision Program for basic vision coverage with VSP.
  • The HDHP generally covers the same services as the HDHP Basic and the Medical PPO Plan. But there are important differences in how both HDHP options work compared to the Medical PPO. Be sure to learn about these important differences before you enroll.
  • The HDHP and HDHP Basic are the only medical plans Chevron offers that are compatible with a health savings account (HSA). If you enroll in the HDHP or the HDHP Basic you are not eligible to participate in the Health Care Spending Account (HCSA) – a flexible spending account plan.

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One Combined Deductible

The most important difference with the HDHP is that your covered medical, prescription drugs, mental health, and substance abuse services are all combined into a single deductible. If you choose the HDHP, you'll pay full cost for those covered services until you reach your single, combined annual deductible. Mail-order prescriptions are subject to the deductible.


All plans will continue to include 100 percent coverage with no deductible for certain preventive care services, as specified by the Affordable Care Act, when you see a network provider. Additional preventive screenings and services may also be covered, depending on factors like your age and gender. If you see an out-of-network provider, your visit is subject to the deductible and copayments or coinsurance will apply.

New Deductible Structure in 2017

The most important difference with the HDHP is that your covered medical, prescription drugs*, mental health, and substance abuse services are all combined into a single deductible. If you choose the HDHP, you'll pay full cost for those covered services until you reach your single, combined annual deductible.

That’s why we’re making a change to the deductible structure in our plans that will save you money when you choose to use a network provider. With the HDHP you have the choice to use any provider you want, network or out-of-network. You’ll continue to have that choice, but starting January 1, 2017, you’ll pay more out of your pocket when you choose to use an out-of-network provider. That’s because there are different deductible amounts for covered services depending on if you see a network or an out-of-network provider. This is important to understand because a deductible is the amount you pay out-of-pocket before your health plan begins to help pay for covered services. After you reach the deductible, the plan will share the costs of covered services.

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Find a Network Provider

There are different coinsurance, copayment, deductible, and out-of-pocket maximum amounts depending on if you see a network or an out-of-network provider. Research the provider network.

Health Savings Account Compatible

One feature that makes the HDHP special is that it's compatible with a health savings account. A health savings account – or HSA – is like a savings plan for your health care. An HSA is a personal account separate from your Chevron benefits. It works like a regular bank account, but you don't currently pay federal income taxes on money you deposit. Your savings grow from year to year. There is no use it or lose it rule. And you can take your money with you if you change plans or when you leave Chevron. You can use an HSA to pay for qualified medical expenses now or at any point in the future – even in retirement. There are a lot of rules about who can open and contribute to an HSA, how it's used, and how taxes work, so be sure to do your research before you take action. Learn more about HSAs, including the BenefitWallet HSA.

Important Information for U.S.-Payroll Expatriates

As an expatriate, you are eligible to enroll in the Health Care Spending Account (HCSA); you are not eligible to open or contribute to a health savings account (HSA). If you leave an expatriate assignment mid-year in 2017, you'll be able to enroll in the High Deductible Health Plan (HDHP) or HDHP Basic, if desired. If you enroll in either one of these high deductible health plan options, you may be eligible to open or contribute to an HSA. However, if you already enrolled in the HCSA for 2017, you can enroll in the HDHP or HDHP Basic, but you will not be eligible to open and contribute to an HSA in 2017. This is because you cannot open or contribute to an HSA if you are also are enrolled in a flexible spending account like the Health Care Spending Account (HCSA). Please keep this in mind as you make your enrollment decisions for 2017.

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Up to $1,000 in an HSA

For the first time ever, Chevron will also contribute to your HSA in 2017. To help you build your HSA account more quickly from the start, Chevron will prefund $500, $750 or $1,000 to the BenefitWallet HSA for eligible employees. Learn more.

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Contact Your Plan

Anthem Blue Cross | 1-844-627-1632
Express Scripts | 1-800-987-8368
VSP | 1-800-877-7195


Getting a Second Medical Opinion Makes Good Sense

Starting in 2017, we request that you seek a second opinion through 2nd.MD — the new Health Decision Support Program administrator — prior to receiving any of the four medical procedures (on a non-emergency basis) listed below. If you decline to use the service for these four procedures, that’s your choice. But by doing so, you will be responsible for an additional $400 added to your total claim cost for the procedure, whether or not you’ve met the deductible.

  • Knee surgery
  • Hip surgery
  • Back surgery
  • Spine surgery

The second medical opinion service is free to eligible employees enrolled in a Chevron medical plan. It’s always your decision whether to follow the second opinion, or stay the course on your original treatment plan. We’re simply asking that you seek a second opinion through the 2nd.MD service to help you make informed decisions about your care before your knee, hip, back or spine procedure. In 2017, this requirement will only apply to eligible employees enrolled in the Chevron Medical PPO Plan, the Chevron HDHP and the Chevron HDHP Basic. Learn more.

Wellness Credit and the HSA

If you are enrolled in the Chevron High Deductible Health Plan (HDHP) on January 1, 2017, and you met the requirements between January 1, 2016 and October 28, 2016 to qualify for health rewards, a Limited Purpose Health Care Spending Account (LHCSA) will automatically be established for you. Your Wellness Credit will be deposited into your LHCSA on January 1, 2017, as long as you're still eligible. The LHCSA may only be used to pay for eligible dental and vision expenses you incur between January 1, 2017 and December 31, 2017. You'll receive a separate special purpose debit card to use to pay for eligible expenses along with more instructions later this year. More about Wellness Credits.


Please note: This page applies to U.S.-payroll employees. This page provides only certain highlights of benefits or program provisions. It is not intended to be a complete explanation. If there are any discrepancies between this communication and legal plan documents, the legal documents will prevail to the extent permitted by law. This is not a plan text or a summary plan description. There are no vested rights with respect to Chevron health care plans or any company contributions toward the cost of such health care plans. Rather, Chevron Corporation reserves all rights, for any reason and at any time, to amend, change or terminate these plans or to change or eliminate the company contribution toward the cost of such plans. Such amendments, changes, terminations or eliminations may be applicable without regard to whether someone previously terminated employment with Chevron or previously was subject to a grandfathering provision. Some benefit plans and policies described in this document may be subject to collective bargaining and, therefore, may not apply to union represented employees.

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