2021 International Benefits Guide

The benefits in this guide apply to the following employees:

  • All Expatriate Residents (except U.S. citizens and those with a U.S. home address)
  • Expatriate Commuters and Expatriate Resident Commuters (except those with a home address in Australia, Brazil, the U.K. or the U.S.)

About this guide 

The benefits in this guide apply to the following employees:

  • All Expatriate Residents (except U.S. citizens and those with a U.S. home address)
  • Expatriate Commuters and Expatriate Resident Commuters (except those with a home address in Australia, Brazil, the U.K. or the U.S.)

At Transocean, we are proud to have the most committed, passionate and capable team in our industry. Your Transocean benefits help you and your family unlock your potential in so many ways. They give you the ability to stay healthy, protect your income if you become disabled, help you prepare for retirement, and much more.

This Benefits Guide was designed to help you learn about your options. Take a few minutes to walk through your choices before you enroll. That way, you can make the most of Transocean's benefits package.

Your benefits are just one way Transocean rewards your hard work, dedication, and commitment. Thank you for your ongoing dedication to Transocean.

Getting Started

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It is very important to review this Guide and follow the enrollment instructions carefully. You will only be eligible to enroll for health and welfare benefits when first eligible, during the Benefits Annual Enrollment period, or if you experience a qualifying family status change.


Enrollment Periods

Annually you will be given an opportunity to review your coverage. There are also different times you may change coverage throughout the year: as a new hire, as a transferred employee, or if you experience a qualifying family status change.

Annual Enrollment 

New Hire Enrollment 

Transferring Employee Enrollment 

Qualifying Family Status Change

You must notify the Transocean Benefits Center within 60 days of a qualifying status change. Documentation of change will be required when adding dependent (i.e. birth certificate, marriage document, etc.)

Click here for help in notifying Transocean of a qualifying status change.

How to Enroll

Enrolling for your benefits is easy. There are two ways to enroll:

  • Online at YourTransoceanBenefits.com or via single sign-on from Workday by selecting the Benefits Worklet and clicking “Login to My Benefits Account”
  • By phone at +1 646 259 0401

International Retirement Savings Plan

If you want to participate in the International Retirement Savings Plan, login to www.planviewer.fidelity.co.uk once you receive your Login credentials from Fidelity in the U.K.

If you want to make your contribution election before you receive your login information in the mail, you can contact Fidelity Customer Service by phone two weeks after your hire date. Customer Service will assist you with re-setting your login information and can take your contribution election.


Who is Eligible

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For Medical, Dental, Voluntary Life Insurance, and Voluntary Accidental Death & Dismemberment coverage, you can cover:

  • Yourself
  • Your spouse
  • Your Domestic Partner
  • Your children


Adding Dependents to Coverage

Transocean will verify eligibility for all dependents added to coverage. You will be required to provide documentation showing proof of relationship for any dependent added to coverage to ensure they meet eligibility requirements. Learn More 

If you are adding a dependent to your coverage for the first time you must do it within 60 days of your dependent becoming eligible for coverage. Thereafter, you may only add or remove dependents when you experience a qualified event such as birth, marriage or divorce or during the annual enrollment period.

In addition to your spouse or Domestic Partner, Transocean allows coverage for your dependent children, including:

  • Biological children
  • Stepchildren who reside with you
  • Children under legal guardianship and
  • Adopted children

Dependent children must be under age 26. Disabled children may be covered beyond age 26.



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The International Medical Plan, administered by MSH International, covers most medically necessary care. MSH International can help you find qualified providers across the globe.

Non-emergency care in the U.S. for non-U.S. citizens is not covered under the plan.

Plan details are different depending on your employee status.

Medical Plan Details     MSH International Healthcare Guide 

Get help on the go

Download the MSH mobile app to your smartphone to:

  • Access your MSH ID card
  • Find nearby in-network doctors or facilities, anywhere in the world
  • Access family healthcare data at any time
  • Check your claims and reimbursements
  • Plan your next doctor's appointments using the health directory

Use the same log in as you do to access the Members’ Area of the MSH website.



Available through MSH International, the International Dental Plan covers most necessary dental care, up to Plan limits. Payment levels are the same worldwide and you can visit any licensed provider when your teeth need some tender loving care.

Dental Plan Coverage 

Need ID Cards?

MSH will not mail paper ID cards. You can use the MSH mobile app to view your ID.


Employee Assistance Program

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Moving to a new country brings a variety of challenges — culture shock, different foods, isolation and loneliness are just a few. That is why Transocean offers the Employee Assistance Program through Shepell FGI. If you are in the medical plan, the Employee Assistance Program is included as part of your medical coverage.

Transocean pays the entire cost. You get the help you need. What could be better?

  • 24-hour-a-day support
  • Completely confidential
  • Six no-cost visits with experienced counselors for you and each family member
  • Some basic financial planning and legal services

Learn more about your Expatriate Employee Assistance Program.


Life Insurance

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Transocean offers life insurance coverage for you and your eligible dependents through Cigna. You are automatically enrolled for Basic Life Insurance coverage. You’ll need to enroll for any Voluntary Life coverage you want to purchase for yourself and/or your dependents.

Electing coverage over $250,000  may require you to provide Evidence of Insurability.


Basic Life Insurance

Basic Life Insurance provides coverage equal to two times your annual base salary rounded up to the next $1,000, up to a maximum of $750,000.

Transocean pays the full cost of this benefit and you are automatically enrolled for this coverage.

Voluntary Life Insurance

You can supplement your Company-paid Basic Life Insurance coverage through Voluntary Life Insurance. You can purchase coverage of one to five times your annual base salary, rounded up to the next $1,000, up to a maximum of $750,000.

Your combined Basic and Voluntary coverage may not exceed $1,250,000.

Dependent Life Insurance

If you buy Voluntary Life Insurance for yourself, you can buy Life Insurance for your family as well.

You can buy Voluntary Spouse Insurance of $10,000, $25,000, $50,000, $75,000 or $100,000. Your spouse’s coverage cannot be more than 50% of your Voluntary Life Insurance.

You can buy Child Life Insurance of $5,000, $10,000, or $20,000. The coverage you select applies to all your eligible children.


Accidental Death and Dismemberment

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It is not pleasant to consider, but everyone should be prepared for worst-case scenarios. Accidental Death and Dismemberment (AD&D) Insurance gives you one more way to protect your finances when you need them most.

Available through Cigna, AD&D pays a benefit if you lose your life or are injured in an accident. These benefits are paid in addition to Life Insurance benefits.

Transocean provides you with Company-paid Basic AD&D coverage. You can supplement this coverage with additional Voluntary AD&D or Family AD&D coverage.


Basic AD&D Insurance*

Transocean pays 100% of your Basic AD&D Insurance benefit. Your benefit is equal to two times your annual base salary, rounded up to the next $1,000, up to a maximum of $750,000.

The amount of your coverage reduces to 65% at age 65 and to 50% at age 70.

*All amounts indicated are in USD.

Voluntary AD&D Insurance

You can buy additional AD&D Insurance for you and your family. You can choose between one and five times your annual base salary.

Learn More 

Who is your beneficiary?

Make sure your loved ones are protected. Be sure to keep your beneficiary information up-to-date and accurate. You can do this as part of the online enrollment process.


Short-Term Disability (STD)

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If you need time off to recover from a non-work-related illness or injury, Short-Term Disability (STD) replaces a portion of your base salary.

For Residents:

STD pays you 100% or 66 2/3% of your monthly base salary based on your years of service as of the date your disability begins. Benefits begin after a five-day elimination period and may continue for up to 26 weeks.

Transocean pays the full cost of STD benefits and you are automatically eligible as of your hire date or transfer date. For more details, click here .

For Commuters:

STD pays you a percentage of your monthly base salary as follows:

  • 80% for the first six weeks
  • 66 2/3% for up to 20 additional weeks

Benefits begin after a seven-day elimination period. Transocean pays the full cost of STD benefits and you are automatically eligible after 180 days on the job.


Long-Term Disability (LTD)

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If you are unable to work for more than 26 weeks due to a non-work-related illness or injury, and you are approved by the carrier, Long-Term Disability (LTD) coverage, administered by Cigna International, pays a portion of your eligible base salary. You’ll receive 60% of your monthly base salary, up to a maximum monthly benefit of $15,000 USD. LTD benefits continue for the length of your disability, but generally not beyond your 65th birthday. Your benefits can continue after age 65 if you go on LTD after age 60.

Resident status employees are enrolled in LTD on their date of hire or their official date of transfer. Commuter status employees are enrolled in LTD after completing 180 days of eligible employment.

Transocean pays the full cost of LTD.



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The International Retirement Savings Plan can help you have a great retirement.

Your Plan Explained 

Enroll/Making Changes to Your Account

If you have a Transocean sponsored email, Fidelity U.K. will send your personal user name and password automatically via email. If you do not have a Transocean email, your login details will be mailed to your Home Address. Once you have your login credentials, you can enroll or change the amount you contribute at any time by logging on to www.planviewer.fidelity.co.uk or by contacting Fidelity. See the "Contacts" section for phone numbers and hours.



You can participate in the Plan if you are a full-time or part-time regular employee of the Company, classified as a non-U.S. citizen, and paid on one of the Company's U.S. dollar payrolls not subject to US taxes.

You cannot participate if you are a citizen or permanent resident of the U.S., a non-U.S. citizen residing and/or working in the U.S., an employee paid on a non-U.S. payroll, classified as an Expatriate Commuter with a home address in the United Kingdom, classified as a Regional Resident, Regional Commuter or Regional Resident Commuter employee, or eligible to participate in another Company-provided retirement plan.

Be sure to designate a beneficiary online at www.planviewer.fidelity.co.uk

Plan Administration

The International Retirement Savings Plan is administered by FIL Pensions Management ("Fidelity U.K."). The Company's contributions and your voluntary employee contributions (if any) are invested in funds managed by Fidelity U.K.

Building Your Account

You can save up to 50% of your eligible compensation. Transocean matches 200% of the first 6% of eligible compensation you contribute to the Plan. Don't leave money on the table. Be sure to get the most out of your company contribution by contributing at least 6%!


Investing for Retirement

Investing Your Account

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Your Investment Choices 

You have many options when it comes to investing your retirement accounts. Visit the Fidelity U.K. website to research your investment options and make your investment choices in the International Retirement Savings Plan. You can also call Fidelity U.K.

If you do not designate an investment election, your account will be automatically invested into the Transocean Lifestyle Strategy. After you have joined the Plan and received your new joiner details from Fidelity U.K., you can change your investment choice by logging into www.planviewer.fidelity.co.uk or by phoning Fidelity U.K.


Withdrawing Your Account

See Your Plan Explained for withdrawal eligibility details.

Upon Leaving Transocean or Becoming
Ineligible to Participate

The money you put into the Plan is always yours to keep. When you leave the Company, or move to an employment status making you ineligible for the plan, you can take 100% of your balance.

While You Are Still Actively Participating in the Plan

You may only withdraw your contributions once every twelve months if you meet certain "hardship provisions."

Learn more about hardship provisions 

To Meet a Tax Liability

In addition to the hardship withdrawal, as long as you are an active employee, you can take one withdrawal every calendar year of your remaining balance to assist in meeting your individual tax burden.

Learn more about withdrawing to meet a tax liability 

If You Become Ineligible

If you become ineligible to participate in the plan, but remain an active employee, you will be treated as a Leaver from the plan. You will be eligible to take a full Leaver withdrawal as well as eligible to take a partial withdrawal to settle a tax liability.



Contact list

Benefits Enrollment

1 855 RIG 5005

+1 646 259 0401

7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Central Standard Time


MSH International

Americas: +1 403 539 6136

Asia: +86 21 6187 0591

Europe: +33 (0)1 44 20 48 15

Middle East, Africa: +971 4 365 1302


Fidelity U.K.: International Retirement Savings Plan

Within the U.K.:
08457 234235

Outside the U.K.:
+44 1737 838585

Monday to Friday, 8 am – 6 pm GMT







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