Life Insurance

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Non-Union Hourly

Through MetLife, Tenneco offers several insurance plans to help protect you and your family in the event of an unexpected loss.

Basic Life

Tenneco provides Basic Life Insurance at no cost to you:

Coverage is 1.5 times your annual base salary to a maximum of $2.5 million.

Coverage is equal to the greater of 1 times your basic annual earnings or $25,000.

Supplemental Life

In addition to Basic coverage provided by Tenneco, you can purchase Supplemental Life coverage:

Choose from 1 times to 6 times your annual base salary to a maximum of $4 million.

Choose from 1 times to 6 times your basic annual earnings to a maximum of $4 million.

Dependent Life

Tenneco also offers Dependent Life Insurance options you can purchase through MetLife:

Your Dependent Life options are:

  • Spouse/domestic coverage: $5,000 to $150,000
  • Child coverage: $5,000 or $10,000

During enrollment, you must attest to your child(ren)’s eligibility for coverage. Children eligible for coverage include:

  • Those age 19 and under who are unmarried
  • Those age 19-25 who are unmarried full-time students

See the official plan documents for complete eligibility guidelines.

Guaranteed Issue

To elect certain levels of life insurance coverage, you or your spouse/domestic partner may need to provide evidence of insurability (EOI). However, as a new hire or when electing coverage for a family status change due to marriage, EOI is not required up to these “guaranteed issue” limits:

  • For you: the lesser of 3x your base pay/salary or $1 million
  • For your spouse/domestic partner: $50,000

Making Changes to Your Coverage

You can make changes to your Life Insurance coverage anytime during the year. You do not need a qualifying life event. EOI requirement is dependent on changes made.

How to provide Evidence of Insurability (EOI)

You may be required to provide proof of good health (also known as EOI) when you first apply for life insurance coverage or increase your coverage for you or your dependents. If EOI is required, MetLife will contact you directly via email or US mail to complete a statement of health.