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Enrolling in benefits

Enrolling in your Baker Hughes benefits is quick and easy.

Enrolling in benefits


You will need to enroll in your Health & Protection and 401(k) benefits separately. Access is available 24 hours a day.

Click here to access the Health & Protection benefits enrollment website. Everyone will need to create a new user ID and password the first time you log in. You can find instructions here.

Click here to access the 401(k) enrollment website. You will need to need to create a new user ID and password the first time you log in. You can find instructions here.

By phone

Call the Baker Hughes Benefits Center at 1-866-244-3539 (within the U.S.) or 1-847-883-0945 (worldwide). Health & Protection representatives are available Monday through Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. CST. 401(k) representatives are available Monday through Friday 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. and Saturdays 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. CST.

Enrollment confirmation 

After you have completed your enrollment: 

For Health & Protection: You will automatically receive an email with a link to access your confirmation statement. If you find any errors, contact the Baker Hughes Benefits Center immediately.

For the 401(k) Plan: You can print a copy of your confirmation statement. 

ID cards

You will receive Medical plan and Prescription Drug ID cards if you enroll in coverage for the first time or if during Annual Enrollment you change your plan coverage for the next year.  If you remain in the same plan you have today, you will not receive a new ID card. You will not receive an ID card for the Dental plan, Vision plan, Health Care FSA, or Dependent Care FSA. All Hawaii employees who enroll in a Medical plan for 2024 will receive a combined Medical and Prescription Drug ID card.

If you don't enroll

If you don't enroll in Health & Protection benefits

You will be automatically enrolled in the Standard Baker Hughes Medical Plan with Employee Only coverage. The only other coverage you will be enrolled in is Basic Life/AD&D Insurance, Business Travel Accident Insurance and Disability Protection depending on your employment status. You will not be able to make changes to your benefits until next year’s Annual Enrollment unless you experience a Qualified Status Change. 

401(k) Plan enrollment

If you are newly eligible to participate in the 401(k) Plan, you will be automatically enrolled in the 401(k) at a pre-tax contribution rate of 3% of your eligible pay with an automatic increase of 1% annually. You will be invested in a Target Date Fund based on your estimated retirement date. You will receive a mailed confirmation of your first enrollment election.

Deduction authorization

As a Baker Hughes employee, I understand that I may be eligible for Health and Welfare benefit coverage. Certain benefits are provided and paid for by Baker Hughes. Other plans and coverage levels require an employee contribution. Upon election of any level of coverage which requires an employee contribution via payroll deduction, I hereby authorize Baker Hughes to deduct the applicable contribution from my paycheck as required. I realize that premium amounts may be adjusted by the benefit providers/administrators or Baker Hughes, and that I will be notified in writing of such changes. 

Baker Hughes accepts no liability or responsibility for paying any employee portion of premiums. Paychecks are prepared biweekly (26 paychecks in 2024). Depending upon timing of plan election, payroll deduction of retroactive premiums may be necessary.

If during the course of employment with Baker Hughes, I am approved for a Leave of Absence (LOA), I understand I will be required to pay my employee contributions for coverage in place prior to leave. Payment of these premiums for continuation of coverages will be deducted from my paycheck. If I am not receiving pay during the leave, the premiums will be direct-billed to you until you return to work. Failure to pay required premiums within the specified timeframe during the leave will result in termination of coverage.

Upon termination of employment, it may be necessary for Baker Hughes to deduct the remainder of any employee contributions for the current month’s coverages, in addition to any outstanding amounts.