Your Cost for Healthcare Benefits
Stryker and you share the cost of medical, prescription drug, dental and vision coverage. As Stryker's cost for healthcare benefits changes from year to year, your cost for healthcare coverage may also change. Your contribution toward the cost of healthcare benefits is based on your full-time or part-time status, the number of people you cover, and the plans you select. Your cost for each plan is shown on the Benefits Enrollment Site at http://enroll.stryker.com or your enrollment form by coverage level.
Unless you elect otherwise, your cost is deducted from your pay on a pre-tax basis—that is, before most federal, state and local taxes are withheld. This results in lower taxable income and therefore less taxes and more take-home pay.