What's New

As we look forward to a new benefits year, with a goal of minimizing the number of changes, here’s an overview of what you need to know for 2021.


  • No increases to copayments, coinsurance, or deductibles
  • No changes to what’s covered
  • New contributions will apply for 2021

Prescription Drugs

  • No changes to plan design, including coinsurance and copayments
  • Changes to the retail pharmacy network*

Annual Enrollment—taking place from 9/14 to 10/2—is your opportunity to review and make updates to your GE Health Benefits for next year.

Spending and Savings Account Limits

New contribution and savings limits will apply to Flexible Spending and Health Savings Accounts

NEW! Group Legal (MetLife Legal Plans)

  • Option to purchase at a GE discounted rate
  • Legal counsel when you need it - access to a nationwide network of participating attorneys for a variety of personal legal matters

NEW! Identity Theft Protection (LifeLockTM with Norton Benefit Plan)**

  • Option to purchase at a GE discounted rate
  • Help protect you and your family’s identity and personal information

If you’re ready to take action, click “Enroll Now” from the 2021 Annual Enrollment portal anytime from 9/14 to 10/2.

More detail on what’s changing can also be found in the 2021 Annual Enrollment portal.

Take this opportunity to confirm the family members you elect to cover, as you may be required to provide documentation confirming their eligibility in the future.

It’s also a good time to review contact and beneficiary information for all your plans, and contribute to spending and savings accounts.

* If you have a prescription impacted by this change, you will be notified directly.

** Available to Salaried and non-Union employees.

California employees currently enrolled in Option 2 Select (Kaiser) will receive a separate communication regarding changes to their coverage.

This guide provides highlights of GE’s Health plans. If there are any conflicts between this document and the Plan documents, the Plan documents prevail. Please note that some employees may be ineligible to participate in GE benefits.

The General Electric Company reserves the right to terminate, amend, suspend, replace or modify its benefit plans and programs at any time and for any reason, in its sole discretion. No individual has a vested right to any benefit under a GE welfare benefit plan or program.

The HIPAA Notice of Privacy Practices was updated effective October 15, 2019. This document is available at OneHR.ge.com > Health Care > Notice of Privacy Practices.