Benefits handbook

Comprehensive and flexible benefits
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As an eligible participant of BP benefit plans, you have the opportunity to take part in comprehensive health, income protection and retirement benefit plans. Everyone's situation is unique. So, BP offers benefit programs that let you choose benefits that best fit your lifestyle and individual or family needs.

Review each benefit to find detailed information about eligibility requirements, enrollment procedures, benefits coverage, when coverage begins and ends, and much more. An overview of eligibility is provided below.

If you would like to request a printed copy of this material, contact a representative at the BP Benefits Center by calling 1-800-890-4100 or log on to the BP Benefits Center online.

bp's employee benefit plans are updated on a continual basis. The Benefits Handbook, which is the legally required summary of your bp benefit plans, is also updated online on a continual basis to keep you current and informed regarding your employee benefits. The Benefits Handbook is archived periodically for historical reference. You can request a copy of a prior version of the Benefits Handbook by calling the bp Benefits Center at 1-800-890-4100.

Benefits handbook updates

Recently updated sections
Updated …
BP Medical Program April 2021
BP Dental Program April 2019
BP Vision Plan April 2019
BP Spending Accounts April 2021
BP Basic Life and Accidental Death & Dismemberment (AD&D) April 2018
BP Short-Term Disability (STD) Plan January 2020
BP Long-Term Disability (LTD) Plan April 2021
BP Group Universal Life (GUL) Insurance Program April 2020
BP Occupational Accidental Death (OAD) April 2018
Group Long-Term Care* April 2017
BP Employee Savings Plan (ESP) September 2021
BP Retirement Accumulation Plan (RAP) September 2021
BP Legal Services Plan April 2020

* Closed to new enrollment.

Benefits eligibility

Benefits for Core Employees
Employee classification
Full-time employee
Part-time employee
Temporary employee
Occasional employee*
Active Employees
Medical Yes Yes Yes No
BP Care (Employee Assistance Program) Yes Yes Yes Yes
Dental Yes Yes No No
Vision Yes Yes No No
Spending Accounts Yes Yes No No
Short-term Disability (STD) Yes Yes Yes** No
Long-term Disability (LTD) Yes Yes No No
Basic life/accidental death & dismemberment (AD&D) Yes Yes Yes No
Group Universal Life (GUL) Yes Yes No No
Occupational Accidental Death (OAD) Yes Yes Yes Yes
Employee Savings Plan (ESP) Yes Yes Yes Yes
BP Retirement Accumulation Plan (RAP) Yes Yes Yes Yes
Retiree Medical Yes, if specific conditions are met Yes, if specific conditions are met No No
Educational Assistance Yes No No No
Holidays Yes Yes Yes No
Vacation Yes Yes Yes No
Adoption Assistance Yes Yes No No
Domestic Relocation Yes No No No
Leaves of Absence Yes Yes
(FMLA only)
Service and Retirement Awards Yes Yes No No
COBRA Participants
Medical Yes Yes Yes No
BP Care (Employee Assistance Program) Yes Yes Yes Yes
Dental Yes Yes No No
Vision Yes Yes No No
Spending Accounts (COBRA participants may only participate in the Health Care Account on an after-tax basis through March 31 of the first year of COBRA coverage) Yes Yes No No

* Benefits that interns and co-ops receive are similar to occasional employees. See the Intern site for more details.
** Available after six months of continuous employment.

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