Regular Full-Time and Regular Part-Time Employees
You are eligible to enroll in the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama PPO option if you are a full-time or part-time employee of Stryker who lives or works in Alabama. "Full-time" means the employee is regularly scheduled to work at least 40 hours per week. "Part-time" means the employee is regularly scheduled to work at least 20 hours per week. Newly-hired regular employees who meet these requirements become eligible on their date of hire.
Note: only those regular full-time or part-time employees who both reside and perform their work in the United States are eligible to participate in the U.S. based Stryker Corporation Welfare Benefits Plan.
Direct Temporary Employees Expected to Work 30 Hours/Week
If you were hired as a direct temporary employee (which means a temporary employee directly hired by Stryker) and Stryker reasonably expects you to work an average of at least 30 hours per week at the time you start work, you will be eligible for the UHC Basic HSA Plan (with no Stryker HSA contribution). This coverage becomes effective as of your 90th day of service. Your contribution rate for coverage will be based on whether you are full-time or part-time as described above.
If you live outside of the UHC plan network (based on your zip code), you will be eligible for another medical plan based on your network area.
If you are a regular employee regularly scheduled to work less than 20 hours per week, a direct temporary employee who is reasonably expected to work less than 30 hours per week upon hire, a variable hours employee (where Stryker cannot reasonably determine whether you will work sufficient hours to otherwise be eligible) or a seasonal employee, you may become eligible for coverage under the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama PPO option. You must complete an initial measurement period during which you are credited with an average of at least 30 hours of service per week.
The initial measurement period is the 11-month period beginning on your date of hire. If you satisfy the 30 hours-per-week average during your initial 11-month measurement period, you will be notified after the measurement period ends and will be provided with the opportunity to enroll in medical and prescription drug coverage for a 12-month initial stability period beginning no later than the first day of the 14th month after your date of hire. Your eligibility effective date for coverage if you should average 30 hours per week during your initial 11-month period will not exceed 90 days past the end of your initial measurement period. If you are not credited with an average of at least 30 hours of service per week during the 11-month initial measurement period, you will not be offered medical and prescription drug coverage.
Independent contractors and temporary employees hired through a temporary staffing agency or other third-party leasing organization are not eligible for health plan coverage.