All U.S.-payroll employees are required to take action between October 20 and October 31, 2014.
In May Chevron announced that a tobacco surcharge will be established for medical and supplemental life insurance coverage starting January 1, 2015. This means there will be different monthly rates for tobacco and non-tobacco users for the medical and supplemental life insurance plans. As a result we will require all U.S.-payroll employees and those on a leave of absence – whether or not they use tobacco – to certify their tobacco use status during open enrollment in October.
If you don't certify your tobacco use status between October 20 and October 31, 2014, you'll be charged the higher monthly rates for medical and supplemental life insurance coverage for all of 2015, whether or not you use tobacco. And even if you are not currently enrolled in Chevron medical or supplemental life insurance coverage, you should still certify your status to ensure that you will be charged the most accurate rates for the year if you need to enroll in the future. Detailed instructions will be sent to you in October, but for now, mark these dates on your calendar and plan to be near a computer or phone.
In early September the Human Resources Service Center will mail your Benefits Connection password (PIN) to your home. You'll need your password to certify your tobacco use status in October, in addition to making open enrollment elections. Note that if you access the Benefits Connection website from the Chevron network, you can use the automatic sign-in feature and you don't need your PIN. But if you plan to complete your tobacco use certification or make open enrollment elections from outside the Chevron network or by phone, you must know your PIN. Be sure to test your PIN at the link below. And don't forget to setup a PIN reminder on the Benefits Connection website just in case you misplace your PIN by the time open enrollment arrives in October.
Open enrollment for 2015 benefits will be October 20 through October 31, 2014.
Chevron's open enrollment is your annual opportunity to review your benefit options for the coming year. During open enrollment, you can decide to keep the coverage you currently have or make changes, such as switching to another medical plan option or adding a dependent to your coverage. If you miss the open enrollment deadline on October 31, 2014, you generally can't make any changes until the next enrollment period starts in October 2015 for coverage effective in 2016 (unless you experience a qualifying life event).
Changes for 2015 benefits are not yet available and will be posted here later this fall.
The deadline to accumulate 250 points to qualify for health rewards is October 31, 2014. This year, rewards include a $250 Wellness Credit added to your Health Care Spending Account on January 1, 2015. The Wellness Credit can be used for eligible health care expenses you incur between January 1, 2015 and December 31, 2015. You'll also be entered in a drawing for a chance to win free medical premiums for all of 2015 for you and your eligible dependents. Learn more about health rewards.
Please note: 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. Some benefit plans and policies described in this document may be subject to collective bargaining and, therefore, may not apply to union represented employees. 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, the plan sponsor and Chevron reserve 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.
Starting January 1, 2015, Chevron will establish a tobacco surcharge for medical and supplemental life insurance coverage. This means there will be different monthly rates for this coverage for tobacco and non-tobacco users. Learn more about this change and what you'll need to do.