At VMware we are proud to offer a comprehensive program of medical benefits. Our plans ensure you have the choice and flexibility you need to make smart and cost-effective healthcare decisions. All medical plans include prescription drug coverage [1] and in-network preventive care services. Two of our plans are available to all benefit eligible employees, while the other two are offered to benefit eligible employees residing in either Northern California or Hawaii.

Our two PPO plans are administered by UnitedHealthcare (UHC) via the same Choice Plus network. If you reside in Maine, Massachusetts or New Hampshire you have access to both the Choice Plus network and UHC’s broader Harvard Pilgrim network. Both the HSA PPO and the Traditional PPO plans have the same network of doctors and hospitals. What is different about the two PPO plans is how they pay; the deductible is higher in the HSA PPO plan which qualifies it for a Health Savings Account [6] or HSA plan. Also, the HSA PPO plan has VMware funding to your HSA that helps cover the higher deductible.

With the Kaiser HMO plans, you are restricted to using providers within the HMO network and the plans require that you select a Primary Care Physician (PCP) to coordinate all your health care needs, including arranging for hospitalization and referrals to specialists.

Other differences between the plans include the annual deductible, out-of-pocket maximum, employee contributions and VMware funding. Prescription drug coinsurance also varies by plan. Visit the Pharmacy [7] page for more information. The 2021 Medical Plan Comparison Chart [8] provides more details for each plan and coverage. Also, view our Medical Plan Costs – Employee Scenarios [9] [VMware network access required] video for examples of differences in medical plan cost under various employee scenarios, including single and family coverage.

Paying for Medical Coverage

Any premiums paid by you are on a pre-tax basis, other than for Domestic Partner coverage. By paying your premiums pre-tax (before federal, state and Social Security taxes are withheld), you reduce your taxable income, lower the amount of taxes you must pay and increase your net take-home pay. You must pay for coverage of a Domestic Partner and a Domestic Partner’s child(ren) on a post-tax basis, and the value of the Company subsidy is included in your taxable income. This is called “imputed income.” See the Domestic Partner Imputed Income Rate Table [10] for details.

Employee Contributions for 2021

Per Paycheck1

Plan Employee Only Employee + Spouse/Domestic Partner Employee + Child(ren) Employee + Family
HSA PPO $0 $67.09 $47.21 $121.13
Traditional PPO $122.40 $275.41 $234.00 $397.80
Kaiser HMO N. CA $93.02 $204.64 $176.74 $297.66
Kaiser HMO HI $84.01 $168.01 $151.21 $196.29

1 Per paycheck contributions are 24 times per year. Contributions are pre-tax (except for Domestic Partner Imputed Income Rate Table [10] coverage).

Dependent Eligibility