COVID-19 and Paying for Child Care and Elder Care Expenses

You have until December 31, 2022, to spend your 2021 DCFSA balance. This gives you an additional full year to use your 2021 DCFSA money.

In 2022, annual contributions to your DCFSA will revert back to $5,000 ($2,500 if married and filing separate income tax returns).

COVID-19 Virgin Pulse Resources

Adjust to a New Normal

Virgin Pulse has teamed up with five key partners to help support your well-being during the COVID-19 crisis. These tools are free to use through May 31, 2020:

  • Aaptiv—Access to thousands of at-home cardio and relaxation classes created and guided by world-class certified trainers.
  • Enrich—Financial resources to help keep your finances in good health during this uncertain time.
  • Whil—A daily menu of mini-courses to manage stress, anxiety, mental well-being and sleep issues.
  • meQuilibrium—Simple, effective tools to manage uncertainty, stress and anxiety with daily moments of calm and reassurance.
  • Zipongo—A digital nutrition platform that connects you with food delivery, immune-boosting recipes and help to avoid over-snacking while staying at home.

COVID-19 and Your Medical Benefits

Hess Medical Plan

COVID-19 testing is covered at 100 percent through the Hess Medical Plan when you have a doctor order a test for you.

Over-the-counter (OTC) COVID-19 testing kits from in-network pharmacies are now covered through Express Scripts. Members are eligible to receive up to eight at-home COVID-19 tests at the pharmacy counter every 30 days for a $0 copay. Learn more.

Anthem Resources

Evaluate Your Symptoms

Use Anthem’s COVID-19 Symptom Assessment tool based on CDC recommendations to better assess whether you may have contracted COVID-19.

CDC Resources

Find COVID-19 vaccines near you.

What if I have questions about tax considerations?

Consult your tax advisor for information about the tax consequences of reimbursements you receive from the program and help in filing Form 8839.

Are there tax considerations I should be aware of?

Yes, there are. Hess intends that benefits you receive through the Adoption Assistance Program not be considered income for federal income tax purposes, to the extent permissible under Internal Revenue Code section 137. The IRS adjusts the tax credits and income limits periodically. You should consult with a professional tax advisor regarding the latest published figures. Please note that state and local taxes may also apply to benefits you receive through this program.

You are responsible for understanding the tax treatment of benefits you receive through the program and for claiming any applicable income exclusion by filing a Form 8839 along with your federal income tax return.

Consult your tax advisor for information about the tax consequences and help in filing Form 8839.

How do I get the Adoption Assistance Program Reimbursement Form?

Click here. You can also get the form by calling myHR at 1-713-496-7600.

Will taxes be taken out of the reimbursement?

It depends. No federal taxes will be taken out of the reimbursement, but state and local taxes may apply.

Where do I send my completed form?

Submit your form—along with scanned bills or receipts—to Alternatively, you can mail this form and copies of your bills or receipts to:

Adoption Assistance Program
Hess Corporation
1501 McKinney Street
Houston, TX 77010
Attn: myHR Team

How do I get reimbursed?

When the adoption is finalized, complete the Adoption Assistance Program Expense Reimbursement Request Form and submit it via email to Along with the form, you’ll need to submit copies of bills or receipts that substantiate the nature and amount of each expense incurred.

This website provides highlights of the Hess Corporation benefits plans and programs for 2022. 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.