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 2021 Retiree Medical Benefits guide to learn about your 2021 retiree medical benefits. If you enroll in a retiree Medical plan for 2021, you will receive a Medical plan ID card, even if you already have one for 2020. You can expect to receive your ID card before January 1, 2021.
Read the 2022 Retiree Medical Benefits guide to learn about your 2022 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:
Don’t wait until the last minute to follow these steps. Coordinate your retirement date to coincide with the last day of the month to make sure you have uninterrupted medical coverage, if you plan to enroll.
If you have questions regarding retirement coverages, 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/ESS to perform a retirement modeling which displays retiree medical options and premiums. If you are post-65, go to https://my.viabenefits.com/bakerhughes to review medical plans.