surrogacy reimbursement program
There are many ways a family can expand, one of which is through the use of a surrogate to assist in carrying and giving birth to your child. Chevron can help you navigate the surrogate journey by providing financial assistance for eligible expenses related to a lawful surrogacy arrangement.
You’re eligible for surrogacy reimbursement if you’re an employee on the U.S. payroll and you:
- Have six months or more of continuous service since your hire or last rehire date.
- Aren’t a member of a collective bargaining unit (unless eligibility to participate has been negotiated with Chevron).
- Are a full-time employee or a part-time employee working one of the approved part-time schedules.
- Are working for Chevron when you agree to a valid surrogacy contract through its completion.
how surrogacy reimbursement works
Expenses eligible for reimbursement
Expenses not eligible for reimbursement
how to get reimbursed
You have to request surrogacy reimbursement within six months of your child’s date of birth or adoption. To file a reimbursement request, submit the following information to Sara Kashima, Advisor, WorkLife Services (SKSH@chevron.com):
- Completed Surrogacy Reimbursement Request form.
- All receipts for reimbursable expenses as outlined by the terms of the program.
- A completed copy of the surrogacy contract and a certified copy of the court order of adoption, or post-birth court order, or other court order recognizing your parental rights.
benefits enrollment for your adopted child
You have 31 days from the date of adoption or placement for adoption to add your child to your benefits coverage. If you miss this deadline, you must wait until the next open enrollment period or another qualifying life event to enroll your child. Elections made during open enrollment don’t take effect until January 1 following open enrollment. Here are some changes to consider making:
important tax information
Reimbursement that’s distributed under the Surrogacy Reimbursement Program is considered taxable income and is subject to applicable federal, state and local income and employment taxes, which Chevron may withhold as appropriate. You should consult your tax advisor to discuss your specific situation.