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

Tobacco Surcharge and Tobacco Cessation Program

The use of tobacco increases health risks.

If you or your spouse/domestic partner use(s) tobacco products, you will each pay an additional $600 per year ($50 per month) if you enroll in Tenneco’s medical coverage.

To avoid the surcharge, complete Kick It, a tobacco cessation program available at no cost through Carelon Behavioral Health. The program is designed to provide telephonic support and coaching sessions. Once you enroll, you are paired with a coach to set your goals and establish your quit plan. To enroll in Kick It, call 800-315-4649 or visit tenneco.mybeaconwellbeing.com.

If you or your spouse/domestic partner are paying the tobacco surcharge, successful completion of six coaching sessions through Kick It will eliminate the surcharge, and any surcharge already paid during the plan year will be refunded. As with all Carelon Behavioral Health services, this program is confidential unless you grant permission to share your completion results, as in the case of securing removal of the medical plan tobacco surcharge.



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