Learn more about employee and dependent eligibility for benefits.
You are eligible for benefits if your payroll is U.S.-based and you’re either a regular full-time employee or a benefits-eligible part-time employee (regularly scheduled to work at least 20 hours per week).
Eligible employees do not include:
If you are a GE Oil & Gas employee on an approved leave of absence as of December 31, 2018, you will remain on GE Payroll and Benefits until you return to work. When you return to work, you can enroll in Baker Hughes benefits, if eligible.
You can cover your legal spouse of the opposite or same gender, including common law spouses in states recognizing common law marriage, or a legally separated spouse in states recognizing legal separation.
You can cover your eligible dependent children up to age 26 regardless of whether they are married, full-time students or eligible for other group health plan coverage. In addition, you can cover unmarried dependent children up to any age who are supported by you because of mental or physical disability; the disability must have occurred during the period in which they were an eligible dependent (up to age 26).
Your eligible children include:
In general, every eligible employee may enroll eligible dependents. However, if both you and your spouse are Baker Hughes employees, you may:
Eligible children may be enrolled as dependents of either you or your spouse, but not both.
All Baker Hughes employees are required to provide proof of dependent eligibility for any new dependents added to coverage under the Baker Hughes Health & Protection benefit plans. If you add dependents to your coverage, you will receive a notification and information on the required proof of eligibility. If you do not submit acceptable documentation by the deadline provided, those dependents will be removed from the plans for which they were enrolled and will not have coverage. Additionally, if a dependent becomes ineligible, you must notify the Benefits Center immediately. Intentionally covering ineligible persons under these plans may be subject to discipline, up to and including termination.
For 401(k) Plan eligibility, see the 401(k) Plan page in this guide.