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As a guide, Boston Scientific offers two types of benefits; core, which you receive automatically if you're eligible, and voluntary options, which you must enroll for if you want coverage. For voluntary options, you have 31 calendar days from your start date to elect coverage with your first day (start date) counting as day 1 of 31. Additionally, benefits you elect within the 31 days will have an effective date retro to your start date. If you do not enroll during that time, you will not have an opportunity to sign up until the next annual enrollment period.
|Core Benefits (Enrollment is automatic, if you are eligible.)||Voluntary Option Benefits (You must enroll to participate.)|
Flexible spending accounts (FSAs) and health savings accounts (HSAs) allow you to save on eligible expenses by paying for them with pre-tax dollars. The accounts you are eligible to participate in depend on your medical plan coverage, as you can see below.
|Medical Plan||Accounts You Can Use|
|Health Care FSA||Dependent Care FSA||Health Savings Account|
|BCBS Core Plan (PPO)||✓||✓|
|BCBS Consumer Choice Plan (CDHP)||✓
(Limited FSA only)
|Kaiser Core Plan (HMO)||✓||✓|
|No medical plan||✓||✓|