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Annual Enrollment for 2023 Benefits is October 26 – November 15, 2022

2022 BENEFITS
2022 BENEFITS

Benefit Changes

Mid-year changes are allowed only if you have a qualifying life event that affects your coverage needs.

Qualifying Life Event

Generally, the benefit elections you make as a new team member or during Annual Enrollment will be in effect for the entire calendar year. You may be allowed to change your benefits during the year if you have a qualifying life event, such as:

  • Marriage
  • Divorce or legal separation
  • Birth or adoption
  • Gain or loss of coverage
  • Death of a dependent
  • A dependent is no longer eligible for coverage

If you have a qualifying life event, you must update your elections and provide the required documentation within 30 days of the event. If you do not report the event within 30 days, you must wait until the next Annual Enrollment period to make any changes.

Any changes you make to your benefits must be consistent with the event. For example, if you have a baby, you can add the new child to your coverage, but you cannot drop your spouse/domestic partner from coverage. See the chart below for more information on benefit changes generally allowed for specific life events.

Benefit changes based on life event

The following list of life events is not all-inclusive. For details about benefit changes allowed for a specific life event, including entering into or ending a domestic partner relationship, reach out to your Benefit Changes contact.

Life Event

Benefit Changes That May Be Allowed

Getting Married

Medical, Dental, Vision

  • Add your spouse/domestic partner to your current coverage
  • Drop Tenneco coverage to enroll in your spouse/partner’s plan
  • Add/drop dependent child coverage

Health Care FSA

  • Enroll or increase your contribution
  • Decrease your contribution if you or your eligible dependents become eligible under your spouse/partner’s health plan
    NOTE: No change to your Health Care FSA is allowed when gaining a domestic partner.

Dependent Care FSA

  • Enroll or increase your contribution
  • Decrease your contribution if your spouse/partner is not employed
  • Increase/decrease your contribution if your spouse/partner makes a Dependent Care FSA election under his or her plan

Life and AD&D

  • Make changes to Supplemental Life, Dependent Life and Supplemental AD&D (evidence of insurability may be required)
Getting Divorced

Medical, Dental, Vision

  • Enroll in coverage
  • Drop your former spouse from your coverage
  • Add dependent child coverage if coverage is lost under your former spouse’s plan
    NOTE: Your former spouse or your children may be eligible for COBRA continuation coverage.

Health Care FSA

  • Decrease your contribution
  • Enroll or increase your contribution if coverage is lost under your former spouse’s plan

Dependent Care FSA

  • Enroll or increase your contribution to accommodate newly eligible dependents
  • Drop coverage if dependent eligibility is lost

Life and AD&D

  • Enroll in or make changes to Supplemental Life, Dependent Life and Supplemental AD&D (evidence of insurability may be required)
Having a Baby
Adopting a Child

Medical, Dental, Vision

  • Add your child to your current coverage
  • Drop Tenneco coverage to enroll in your spouse/partner’s plan

Health Care FSA

  • Enroll or increase your contribution
  • Decrease your contribution if you or your eligible dependents become eligible under your spouse/partner’s health plan

Dependent Care FSA

  • Enroll or increase your contribution

Life and AD&D

  • Enroll in or make changes to Supplemental Life, Dependent Life and Supplemental AD&D (evidence of insurability may be required)
Death of a Dependent

Medical, Dental, Vision

  • Remove your dependent from your current coverage
  • Enroll if you lost coverage under your deceased spouse/partner’s plan

Health Care FSA

  • Decrease your contribution
  • Enroll or increase your contribution if you lost coverage under your deceased spouse/partner’s plan

Dependent Care FSA

  • Enroll or increase your contribution to accommodate newly eligible dependents
  • End coverage if eligible dependent dies

Life and AD&D

  • Enroll in or make changes to Supplemental Life, Dependent Life and Supplemental AD&D (evidence of insurability may be required)
Leaving Tenneco

Your Tenneco benefits end on your last day worked. You may be eligible to continue your Tenneco group health coverage under COBRA.

Life and AD&D coverage ends on the date your employment ends. Basic and Dependent Life are eligible for conversion. Supplemental Life can be converted or ported.

Optional benefits coverage ends on the date your employment ends but can be continued post-employment.

Special enrollment period for group health coverage

If you decline enrollment for yourself or your dependents because of other health insurance coverage, in the future you may be able to enroll yourself or your dependents in Tenneco’s plan if you request enrollment within 30 days after your other coverage ends.

You may enroll in the plan if your or your dependents’ other coverage ends due to one of the following special enrollment events:

  • Loss of eligibility for such other coverage (including a legal separation, divorce, death, termination of employment, reduction in hours or no longer being a dependent),
  • Employer contributions toward the cost of such coverage stop,
  • In the case of COBRA continuation coverage, the maximum COBRA coverage period ends,
  • You and/or your dependent no longer live or work in an HMO service area and no other benefit option is available,
  • You or your dependent covered under Medicaid or CHIP has coverage terminated as a result of loss of eligibility, and you request coverage under the plan within 60 days after such termination,
  • You or your dependent becomes eligible for Medicaid or CHIP assistance, if you request coverage within 60 days after the eligibility determination date, or
  • The other coverage no longer offers benefits to the class of individuals that includes you and/or your dependents.

This special enrollment period is not available if the prior health insurance coverage ended:

  • For cause,
  • Because required contributions were not paid on a timely basis, or
  • Due to a voluntary disenrollment.

Contacts

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