We at Boeing recognize that employees who are not distracted by health and financial worries are more effective on the job. To support our workforce, we offer a wide variety of health, life and other insurance benefits that allow employees to choose the coverage best suited to their and their families' needs.
Most Boeing locations offer more than one option for medical coverage to allow employees to choose the plan that meets their needs. These may include a traditional medical plan, a high-deductible plan with a health savings account option, an HMO, or in some locations, an accountable care organization-type plan. Medical plan offerings vary across the company, but all medical plans include:
- Coverage for certain preventive care services, such as annual physicals and well baby care, generally at little or no cost to the employee.
- Coverage for doctor visits, surgery and hospital care.
- Vision coverage for routine eye examinations, glasses and contacts.
- Prescription drug coverage, including retail and mail-order options.
- Coverage for mental health and substance abuse services.
Boeing offers dental coverage to help employees and their families pay for dental care and orthodontia services. Like medical plans, dental plans also vary across the company.
Life Insurance and Accidental Death and Dismemberment (AD&D) Insurance
To protect employees and their families in the event of death or serious injury, Boeing automatically provides basic life, basic AD&D and business-travel accident insurance. Some employees also have the option to purchase additional life insurance and/or AD&D insurance if it meets their needs. For union-represented employees, life and AD&D insurance benefits vary by collective bargaining agreement.
Short-Term and Long-Term Disability Insurance
Nonunion employees automatically receive basic short-term and long-term disability insurance and have the option to purchase additional long-term disability insurance if interested. For union-represented employees, short-term and long-term disability benefits vary by collective bargaining agreement.
Flexible Spending Accounts
Boeing offers a health care flexible spending account and a dependent care flexible spending account to allow individuals to pay for eligible health care expenses (including many over-the-counter medications) and dependent care expenses (including child and elder care) on a pretax basis, which helps reduce income taxes. Certain union-represented employees are not eligible for the health care flexible spending account, nor the dependent care flexible spending account.