To be eligible for Retiree Medical Benefits, you must be at least 60 years of age and have at least 10 years of service.
You must be covered under an eligible Baker Hughes active Medical plan at the time of retirement to be eligible for either the Baker Hughes Retiree Medical plans or coverage through Via Benefits (our Benefit Advisor for post-65 retiree benefits). You can still enroll in an individual plan to supplement Medicare on your own. You can read the Retiree Medical SPD here.
Read the 2023 Retiree Benefits Guide to learn about your 2023 retiree Medical benefits.
Read the 2024 Retiree Benefits Guide to learn about your 2024 retiree Medical benefits.
Medical Benefit Options
If you and/or your dependent(s) are under 65 years of age, you have several coverage choices. All Medical plans are in the UnitedHealthcare (UHC) network. If you enroll in Retiree Medical coverage, you automatically receive prescription drug coverage. These are your medical plan options:
If your ZIP code is outside the UHC Choice Network service area, you and/or your dependent(s) will be offered the out-of-area options.
Your Via Benefits benefit advisor will help you understand all of your options when selecting an individual Medicare supplement plan from the Medicare marketplace. While you will have a choice of different plan designs, all of the supplement plans that are available fall into one of these categories:
As you consider retirement, if you plan to enroll in retiree benefits or have questions regarding your retirement coverage options, please contact the Baker Hughes Benefits Center at 1-866-244-3539, Option 1. If you are pre-65, go to https://bakerhughes.ehr.com to perform a retirement modeling which displays the retiree medical options and premiums. If you are post-65, go to https://my.viabenefits.com/bakerhughes to review the medical plans.
Don’t wait until the last minute to follow these steps: