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Retiree Plans Overview

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Oxy provides retiree medical and dental benefits to eligible retirees and their dependents.

Who's Eligible

  • Generally, you are eligible for retiree medical and dental benefits if you:
    • Are age 55 or older and
    • Have 10 or more years of Oxy service.
       
  •  If you enroll, you may enroll your eligible dependents

Check your plan's summary plan description (SPD) for other eligibility requirements that may apply. See the Oxy Retiree Medical Plan SPD if you are under age 65 and not eligible for Medicare, or not eligible for the Oxy Medicare Advantage PPO Plan. If you are eligible for Medicare, see the Oxy Medicare Advantage PPO Plan. For details about dental coverage, see the Oxy Retiree Dental Plan SPD.

Retiree Options

Oxy offers retiree medical and dental coverage along with discounts on dental, hearing and vision services.

Retiree Medical

Your retiree medical options are based on your and/or your dependents' eligibility for Medicare. As a result, you and your dependents may be in different retiree medical plans.

If You Are Your Medical Plan Highlights

Age 65 and older, eligible for Medicare

 

Oxy Medicare Advantage PPO Plan

If you meet the following requirements, you may enroll in the Oxy Medicare Advantage PPO Plan, offered by Aetna, which includes prescription drug coverage:

  • You must have a physical U.S. address. If you live outside the U.S, you are not eligible for this plan, but will be eligible for the Oxy Retiree Medical Plan.
  • You must be enrolled in Medicare Part A and Part B.
  • You must provide OxyLink Employee Service Center with your Medicare ID number.

For details, see Oxy Medicare Advantage PPO Plan or go to the Oxy-Aetna Medicare website.

Under age 65, not eligible for Medicare

Oxy Retiree Medical Plan

  • You may enroll in the Oxy Retiree Medical Plan, with prescription drug coverage through Express Scripts.
  • The plan is similar to the Aetna Basic PPO plan offered to current employees.
  • You and your dependents will remain in this plan until becoming eligible for Medicare. At that time, if you meet plan requirements, you and/or your dependents will be eligible for the Oxy Medicare Advantage PPO Plan.

See Retiree Medical Plan for details.

 
  • Independent Health HMO
  • BCBS of Western NY
  • Western New York regional HMOs, available only to retirees who retired before December 31, 2015.
  • Select a primary care physician to coordinate all your care.
  • Covered medical services typically must be received from a specific network of doctors, hospitals and other medical providers.    
  • You’ll remain in this plan until becoming eligible for Medicare. At that time, if you meet plan requirements, you and/or your dependents will be eligible for the Oxy Medicare Advantage PPO Plan.
See Western New York Medication Options Comparison for details.

Your Costs

Oxy sets a base contribution rate for retiree medical coverage. Your cost will be one to four times the retiree base contribution, depending on your combined age and service at the time of your retirement and your Medicare eligibility status. See 2021 Retiree Health Care Rates.

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