Additional Benefits and Programs

Marathon Oil offers a variety of programs to support our employees, their families and their communities. Whether you’re seeking counseling or advice, hoping to enhance your education or donating time or money to your college or community, Marathon Oil has a program to help.

Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

EAP provided by: Optum
Customer Service Number: 1-800-622-7276
Member access code: marathon

We understand that everyone may go through personal hardships at one time or another. When this happens to Marathon Oil employees, we want to provide help. For assistance with a variety of personal issues, all employees and their families are enrolled in Marathon Oil’s Employee Assistance Program (EAP) coverage. Some of the services include:

  • Counseling
  • Family support
  • Financial and legal advice
  • Help with relationships

Employee Discounts

From cars and computers to cell phones and travel, Marathon Oil offers a variety of discounts so you can save on items you enjoy on a daily basis.

Click here to access the Marathon Oil Employee Discount Center.

Back-Up Care Benefits

Through Bright Horizons, you have access to up to 15 days of emergency back-up child care and adult/elder relative care services at high-quality child care centers in your area or from screened in-home caregivers. Enrollment is free, and you can enroll at any time. You pay only when you use the service, or if you have a late cancellation. Cost for center-based care is $15/child or $25/family; in-home care is $6/hour with a four-hour minimum.

Bright Horizons also gives you access to Sitter City, an online caregiver locating service. And a contact center is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year, to coordinate all care arrangements — even the night before a service is needed.

How Do I Register?

You and your family member(s) must be registered for the Back-Up Care Advantage Program before you may make a reservation and use the back-up care services. We strongly recommend that you register in advance so that you are ready to use the Back-Up Care Advantage Program when you need care. There are two ways to register: Online at and enter username TotalRewards and password Cares4you. You can also call the toll-free number at 1-877-BH-CARES (1-877-242-2737). Care Consultants are available 24 hours per day, 7 days a week.

Educational Reimbursement

Are you interested in completing your degree? Maybe taking your career to the next level? Marathon Oil encourages and supports the ambition of our employees to further their education through our Educational Reimbursement Plan.

The plan offers eligible employees college course reimbursement for tuition and required textbooks and fees. Reimbursement is 100%, up to $550 per semester hour or up to $370 per quarter hour, after any other sources of financial aid are applied. There are no annual or per semester, quarter or session credit hour limitations, and reimbursement is made after successful completion of the course.

The Educational Reimbursement Plan also covers time and expense reimbursement for the preparation for and taking of Company-approved certification or licensing examinations. The certification or license should be new (maintenance of an existing license is generally not covered), and it must relate to your job function or career. Eligible expenses are reimbursed at 100% after any other sources of financial aid are applied.

If you’re thinking about taking advantage of the Educational Reimbursement Plan, you should contact your HR Consultant or your supervisor.

Matching Gifts

At Marathon Oil, we take great pride in strengthening our educational community. Through our Matching Gifts Plan, when you make a contribution of at least $50 in cash or securities to an accredited college or university, the Company will contribute a dollar-for-dollar match, up to $10,000 per employee.

The plan:

  • Encourages you to support your alma mater or another institution of higher education.
  • Provides a means by which you can share with Marathon Oil in a worthwhile cause.
  • Helps determine the recipients of Marathon Oil’s support of higher education.