Getting a Divorce or Legal Separation

If You Need to Change… Then You Need to…
  • Home address
  • Telephone number
  • Emergency contact information
  • Females changing last name

Go to HR Central then select the action tab drop down under 'My Self' and choose 'Change Personal Data.'

Females changing their last names need to email 'HR Data Help' and attached the appropriate verification documentation (court documents, marriage certificate etc.)

  • Federal and/or state tax withholding
  • Direct deposit information

Go to HR Central, then select the action tab drop down under 'My Self' and choose 'Payroll and Time.'

  • Personal information —
    • removing your former spouse from your record (and stepchildren, if applicable),
    • updating marital status

Complete the Benefit Change Form and fax to 713-513-4495, mail to Marathon Oil Benefits Department at Health & Welfare Benefits, 5555 San Felipe Street, Houston, TX 77056, or scan and email it to MROBenefitsHelp@marathonoil.com. (We will update your marital status on SAP.)

Health, Dental and/or Vision coverage

  • If you were covered under your spouse’s employer coverage at the time of your divorce, you are eligible to enroll in the Company plans within 31 days of the date of divorce.
  • If you carry the benefit coverage, you have 31 days from the date of divorce to change your coverage category from Employee & Family or Employee & Spouse to Employee & Children or Employee Only.
  • In the event of a legal separation, you may change your benefit coverage. A copy of your legal separation papers is required to drop your spouse from coverage (also see COBRA coverage below).
  • To make changes to your Health, Dental or Vision Plan coverage levels, complete the Benefit Change Form (within 31 days of the date of the divorce). Fax it to 713-513-4495, mail it to the Marathon Oil Benefits Department, Health & Welfare Benefits, 5555 San Felipe Street, Houston, TX 77056, or scan and email it to MROBenefitsHelp@marathonoil.com. Include a copy of the portion of your divorce decree that provides the names of those involved and the date filed by the court (usually the first and last page will suffice).

Flexible Spending Accounts - Health Care Spending Account (HCSA), Limited Health Care Spending Account (LHCSA) and/or Dependent Care Spending Account (DCSA)

Review the amount you are contributing to the flexible spending accounts. If you want to make a change to your current year HCSA, LHCSA and/or DCSA contributions, you must request the change by completing the Benefit Change Form and returning it to the Marathon Oil Benefits Department within 31 days of the date of divorce.

Health Savings Account (HSA)

  • You may change your contribution amount at anytime of the year. To change your HSA contributions, please send an e-mail to MROBenefitsHelp@MarathonOil.com.

Accidental Death & Dismemberment (AD&D) coverage

  • If your former spouse was covered as a dependent in the AD&D plan, you have 31 days from the date of divorce to change your coverage category from Employee & Family or Employee & Spouse to Employee & Children or Employee Only. Complete the Benefit Change Form.
  • To update beneficiary designations, click here.

Dependent Life Insurance coverage

  • If your former Spouse was covered in the Spouse Life Insurance Plan, you will need to drop the coverage by completing the Benefit Change Form.
  • If step-children were covered in the Child Life Insurance Plan, you will need to drop the coverage by completing the Benefit Change Form.
  • To update beneficiary designations, click here.

Long Term Disability Insurance (LTD)

If you are not enrolled in the LTD plan, you can complete an application for coverage within 31 days of the date of the event. To request the application, click here. Matrix (our LTD vendor) determines eligibility for participation in the plan.

Occupational Accidental Death Benefit (OAD)

To update beneficiary designations, click here.

Thrift Plan

  • Call 1-800-841-0213 regarding any Qualified Domestic Relations Order related to the Thrift Plan.
  • To update beneficiary designations, click here.

Retirement Plan

Call 1-800-841-0213 regarding any Qualified Domestic Relations Order related to the Retirement Plan.

COBRA coverage

  • Your former spouse, (and stepchildren, if any) is entitled to COBRA coverage for the Health, Dental, and Vision Plans and the Employee Assistance Program, for up to 36 months, provided they were covered dependents in the plans at the time of your divorce.
  • COBRA rates are on the last page of the document found here.
  • COBRA information will be mailed to you a few weeks after you have notified Marathon Oil of your divorce. To have the information sent directly to your former spouse, you must provide their address and we will notify the COBRA agency.
  • If we are not advised within 60 days of the date of divorce, COBRA coverage will not be offered.
  • A legal separation is NOT considered a qualifying event for the purposes of COBRA eligibility for your spouse (and, if applicable, stepchildren).
  • Additional COBRA information can be found here.

Where to Go for Assistance

You can contact the Marathon Oil Benefits Department at 1-855-652-3067 or email: MROBenefitsHelp@MarathonOil.com.

Where to Find Plan Documents

Go to www.MRObenefits.com and click on the applicable benefit.

No portion of this benefits summary is intended to change the terms of the plans and policies, or the official texts that control them. If there is any inconsistency between this summary and the official texts of the plans and policies, the official texts will prevail.