For questions regarding any of your current GE Benefits, go to OneHR.GE.com to find more information. If you still need help, give us a call:
This is not applicable under Baker Hughes' plans.
Providing a four-tier rate structure allows our employees choice and flexibility to choose how they want to cover their dependents.
For many GE Oil & Gas transfer employees, it may not stay the same. The Baker Hughes Medical plan administrator is UnitedHealthcare.
If your current medical administrator is UnitedHealthcare (UHC), you don't need to choose a new doctor if he/she is still in the network.
If your Medical plan administrator is changing, you may have to find a doctor in the UHC network. To find a doctor in the UHC network, go to myuhc.com and select the Choice Plus Network. You can also call 1-866-743-6549 to find an in-network doctor.
If you are currently receiving treatment for certain types of conditions (such as cancer, third trimester of pregnancy, etc.) from a provider who is not in the UHC network, you may be able to continue to see your current provider under Transition of Care. To check to see if your provider is in the network, click here.
If you think you may qualify for Transition of Care after enrolling in BHGE medical coverage, contact UnitedHealthcare to review your case. If you're eligible, you'll have to complete a form and submit it to UHC for processing.
Your HRA balance as of June 30, 2019, will be funded into a Limited Purpose HRA and you will able to use that money to pay for eligible dental and vision expenses from January 1, 2019, through December 31, 2020. You must enroll in the Baker Hughes Dental and/or Vision plan in order to access the funds otherwise the funds will be forfeited.
Any HSA balance you have is yours to keep. If Optum Bank is currently your HSA Custodian and you enroll in one of the Baker Hughes high deductible health plans, your HSA employer record with Optum Bank will transition from GE to Baker Hughes. There is no action required on your part for this change.
If you are currently participating in the HSA and Optum is not your custodian of record, contact your current HSA provider for information about how to access your HSA.
If your current dentist is in the Cigna network, you will be able to continue to see the same dentist. If your dentist is not in the Cigna network, you can still see them, but you'll pay more for care because it's out-of-network.
If the treatment or service was started under another dental carrier, your claim should be filed with the same carrier. Each situation may vary, however typically work started under the previous carrier will be paid by the previous carrier, depending on the procedure and timing.
Your 2019 Cigna Dental plan may not cover charges for services that are already in progress, but this varies depending on your specific Dental plan. Review your plan materials for details about the covered and non-covered services under your plan, including plan exclusions and limitations. Contact Cigna member services to determine how this will work, as it depends on the treatment plan and the work that has already started.
If your treatment or service was started under another vision carrier, your claim should be filed with your same carrier. Your VSP plan may not cover charges for services that are already in progress, but this varies depending on your specific Vision plan. Contact VSP member services to determine how this will work.
For more details, contact the Baker Hughes Benefits Center at 1-866-244-3539 from Monday through Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. CST.
Your adjusted hire date provided to Baker Hughes by GE will be used for vesting service under the Baker Hughes 401(k) Plan.
No. You must enroll in the BHGE 401(k) in order to make contributions.
A letter will be sent to employees with a GE 401(k) loan that outlines the options for continuation of payments. You will have the following options:
Contact Fidelity at 1-800-554-3777 with questions.
Once all your 2018 pay has been reflected, you will receive a pension statement verifying your estimated benefit amount in February of 2019.
Your Normal Retirement Age is the date you reach age 65 (or the fifth anniversary of the date of commencement of your years of Vesting Service, if later, but no later than age 70).
Early retirement benefits are payable to participants who retire on or after the earlier of (i) the date the participant has both attained the age of 55 and completed 30 years of Credited Service or (ii) the date the participant has both attained the age of 62 and completed 15 years of Credited Service. This date will be referred to as your Early Retirement Eligibility Date.
No, you are not allowed to roll your Lufkin pension plan benefit into a 401(k) plan per plan rules.
No, under plan rules, you are not allowed to take a lump sum withdrawal unless you are terminated from service at BHGE and have a total aggregate benefit value of less than $10,000.
Upon reaching eligible retirement age, you will contact the Affiliate Benefits Center at 1-866-325-8214 to request your pension estimate and retirement election kit.
Effective December 31, 2018, all benefit accruals stopped under the Plan. This means that salaried participants will no longer earn credited service for any period of employment after December 31, 2018. Also, any compensation earned after December 31, 2018, will not be included in your final average earnings. After this date, you will only be credited with vesting service for purposes of determining your vested percentage and your eligibility for disability retirement benefits.
Yes. You will continue to be eligible for Electric Insurance employee discounts.