Tip Sheets:

Request a Family Leave

Request a Family Leave — Due to Anticipated Childbirth

What You Need to Know

What Is Family Leave

Under the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA), eligible employees are entitled to certain legal rights for absence up to a total of 12 workweeks (maximum) of unpaid Family Leave during an applicable 12-month period commencing from the birth event date. There is no minimum period of Family Leave. Under corporate policy, Medical and Family Leave are applied separately.

Who Is Eligible

By law, to be eligible for a Family Leave qualifying under FMLA, you must be employed with the Company for at least 12 months and have worked for at least 1,250 hours during the previous 12-month period. However, under current corporate policy, the service requirement has been waived for Family Leave related to an employee’s birth of his/her own child.

Special Programs

  • Anthem’s Future Moms Program: Offered to expectant employees, spouses, domestic partners or dependents enrolled in the Marathon Petroleum Health Plan, this "Condition Care" program links mothers-to-be with important, trimester-specific, pregnancy-related healthcare information, assuring an expectant Mom has everything needed to consistently make healthy choices. Gift cards are awarded for participation. For program details, contact Anthem directly at 1-800-828-5891. For more information click here.
  • Anthem - Breast Pumps: Offered to expectant employees, spouses, domestic partners or dependents enrolled in the Marathon Petroleum Health Plan. Members are eligible to receive one free standard breast pump per pregnancy. To receive the full 100% coverage, the breast pump must be received from a DME supplier in the DME network that supplies breast pumps, or from a professional provider or facility in the network. For more information click here.
  • Cigna Dental Oral Health Program: This program provides a feature for expectant dental plan members. You pay out of pocket for covered procedures, and then submit a dental oral health maternity benefit form to Cigna for reimbursement. The form is available here. For program details, contact Cigna directly at 1-800-244-6224.

What Forms You Need to Complete

Female Employees:

*An employee will be notified if other paperwork is required to support a request for leave due to anticipated childbirth (i.e., Complication of Pregnancy form, Authorization for Release of Medical Information-HIPAA).

Male Employees:

Note: An employee electing to add a child, or children, to the benefits due to the qualifying event of "Birth," will need to complete a Benefits Enrollment/Change Form and submit it to the Benefits Service Center within 60 days of the date of birth. Additionally, the Company also requires supporting documentation of the actual life event (i.e., for a birth, copy of a birth certificate or certificate provided by the hospital affirming the birth, etc.).

Reminder: Please ensure accurate time entry for correct payroll handling is addressed during any period of associated absence.

Where to Go for Assistance

Please contact your local HRC for awareness, general absence management, and proper leave initiation. For additional guidance, you may also contact a Marathon Petroleum Benefit Service Center representative in the Findlay Office at 1-888-421-2199 or 1-419-421-3706.

HR will initiate a leave request on the employee’s behalf systematically.

Important note: When this action is taken through HR, employees should understand there should be no expectation of privacy concerning a female employee’s disclosure of her pregnancy. After initial processing, any other sensitive medical information obtained will be kept strictly confidential within Corporate-Health Services or Local Medical.

Where to Find More Details

Please refer to the Family Leave Policy for additional information concerning Family Leave provisions due to the anticipated birth of a child.


Request a Family Leave — Due to Adoption or Foster Care Placement of a Child

What You Need to Know

What Is Family Leave

Under the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA), eligible employees are entitled to certain legal rights for absence up to a total of 12 workweeks (maximum) of unpaid Family Leave during an applicable 12-month period commencing from the adoption or foster placement event date. There is no minimum period of Family Leave.

Who Is Eligible

By law, to be eligible for a Family Leave qualifying under FMLA, you must be employed with the Company for at least 12 months and have worked for at least 1,250 hours during the previous 12-month period. However, under current corporate policy, the service requirement has been waived for Family Leave related to an employee’s adoption/foster care placement of a child.

What Forms You Need to Complete

Please provide a copy of official court documentation associated with the adoption or foster care placement as support documentation to any request for leave.

Note: An employee electing to add a child, or children, to the benefits due to the qualifying event of "Adoption," will need to complete a Benefits Enrollment/Change Form and submit it to the Benefits Service Center within 60 days of the date of adoption. Additionally, the Company also requires support documentation of the actual life event (i.e., court adoption papers).

Reminder: Please ensure accurate time entry for correct payroll handling is addressed during any period of associated absence. “No Pay” is the correct payroll code during periods of unpaid Family Leave.

Where to Go for Assistance

Please contact your local HRC for awareness, general absence management and proper leave initiation. For additional guidance, you may also contact a Marathon Petroleum Benefit Service Center representative in the Findlay Office at 1-888-421-2199 or 1-419-421-3706.

HR will initiate a leave request on the employee’s behalf systematically.

Where to Find More Details

Please refer to the Family Leave Policy for additional information concerning Family Leave provisions due to adoption or foster care placement of a child. For information on adoption assistance, see Adoption Assistance, or contact Benefits Service Center, the administrator of Marathon Petroleum’s Adoption Assistance Account, at 419-421-3279 and a representative will assist you.


Request a Family Leave — Due to the Serious Health Condition of a Family Member

What You Need to Know

What Is Family Leave

Under the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA), eligible employees are entitled to certain legal rights for absence up to a total of 12 workweeks (maximum) of unpaid Family Leave during an applicable 12-month period to care for a family member who has a documented “serious health condition.” There is no minimum period of Family Leave.

Who Is Eligible

By law, to be eligible for a Family Leave qualifying under FMLA, you must be employed with the Company for at least 12 months and have worked for at least 1,250 hours during the previous 12-month period.

What Forms You Need to Complete

Reminder: Please ensure accurate time entry for correct payroll handling is addressed during any period of associated absence. “No Pay (time off w/o pay)(NOPY)” during periods of consecutive unpaid Family Leave or “Intermittent Leave-No Pay (IL-no pay)” if Family Leave absence is used intermittently.

Where to Go for Assistance

Please contact your local HRC for awareness, general absence management and proper leave initiation. For additional guidance, you may also contact a Marathon Petroleum Benefit Service Center representative in the Findlay Office at 1-888-421-2199 or 1-419-421-3706.

HR will initiate a leave request on the employee’s behalf systematically.

Where to Find More Details

Please refer to the Family Leave Policy for additional information concerning Family Leave provisions due to the serious health condition of a family member.

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.