Benefits Open Enrollment is your once-a-year opportunity to make changes to your Hess benefits coverage for next year, unless you have a qualified life event that also allows a change. Learn about what’s new and be prepared to enroll.

5 Steps to an Easy Enrollment

Find details about what’s changing and the benefit options available to you in the 2023 Benefits Decision Guide.

Review News for 2023

While most of your benefits are staying the same, we are adding some speciality programs to the medical plan and making improvements to your Long-Term Disability benefits. Read on to learn what you can expect in 2023.

  • The monthly cost of coverage will remain the same. Hess is absorbing the increase in medical costs so you won't pay any more per paycheck for coverage in 2023 than you do today.
  • In-network deductibles for employee only and family coverage increase to $1,500 and $3,000 respectively, so that they remain in compliance with HSA plan federal regulations.
  • Out-of-network deductibles for employee only and family coverage increase to $3,000 and $6,000 respectively.
  • The monthly cost of coverage will remain the same.
  • The dental plan remains the same.
Health Savings Account (HSA)
Annual IRS contribution limits will increase to $3,850 for employee only coverage and $7,750 for family coverage.
Long-Term Disability (LTD)
The maximum monthly benefit increases to $15,000.
New Anthem Specialty Programs
New programs have been added to guide you to the right doctors and the right treatments for medical conditions, using best-in-class cancer treatment, cardiac care and LGBTQ+ health care:

Decide Who to Cover

You can enroll yourself and your family in Hess Benefits. Be sure you know who’s eligible. Enter their Social Security numbers on the Hess Benefits Center at Empyrean and promptly remove any ineligible dependents.

You're eligible if you're a full-time employee.
Your Spouse/Partner
  • Your legal spouse
  • Your domestic partner (same or opposite gender)
Your Children
  • Your children through the end of the year in which they reach age 26
  • Your disabled children

Consider Your Choices

Think about your benefit needs for next year. Ask yourself questions like:

  • Am I contributing the maximum to my HSA?
  • Should I change my life insurance coverage?
  • Do I want to purchase any voluntary benefit coverage?
  • Are my beneficiary designations up to date?
  • Do I need to adjust my Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account (DCFSA) deduction?

Use Your Resources

Make informed decisions with resources on these websites:

Find the information you need right here on this website, when you need it, including:

  • The basics about all of your Hess benefits
  • Informational videos
  • Frequently asked questions
My Hess Rewards
This site is updated twice a year. Pay a visit to see the big picture — what you get in terms of compensation and benefits for being part of the Hess team. Are you getting the most from what Hess offers?

The Hess Benefits Center at Empyrean
This is where you go to enroll. It has your personal information, covered dependents, current and available benefit options and costs, and more.

Enroll Online

You can enroll anytime during the Open Enrollment period.

Enroll Online
  • Go to the Hess Benefits Center at Empyrean and log in.
  • Click the Continue button on the Open Enrollment homepage and follow the instructions on each subsequent page.
  • On the My Family page, be sure to provide the information required for each dependent you want to cover.
  • On the Select Your Benefits Coverage page, make your elections, select who you want to cover and review your per-paycheck cost.
  • On the Review Beneficiary Allocation page, you'll designate a beneficiary for every coverage you elect that requires a beneficiary designation.
  • Review your elections (including submitting any evidence of insurability) and then confirm and submit your 2023 elections.
Enroll by Phone
Call the Hess Benefits Center at Empyrean at 1-877-511-4377, Option 1, Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. CT, and follow the instructions.
Use the EmpyreanGo App
You can also download the EmpyreanGO app on the App Store or Google Play and use it to review your elections and complete your enrollment.

What Happens if I Don’t Enroll by the Deadline?

Your current elections will continue automatically except for accounts and programs that require an active enrollment.

These Accounts Require an Active Enrollment

Your current election will not carry over, so you’ll need to elect an amount to contribute in 2023. You can do this during Open Enrollment or anytime in 2023.

Your current election will not carry over, so you’ll need to elect an amount to contribute for 2023 during Open Enrollment. Otherwise, changes are allowed only if you have a qualified life event.

This website provides highlights of the Hess Corporation benefits plans and programs for 2023. If there is any discrepancy between the information provided on this website and the official plan documents, the official plan documents will govern. Hess reserves the right to amend or terminate the plans at its discretion at any time.