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If you are a management associate, management trainee, California pharmacist or full-time truck driver, you can enroll between the date of your first paycheck and your 60th day of employment.

 

If you have problems enrolling, contact People Services at 800-421-1362.

 

If you use tobacco and do not agree to complete a Quit Tobacco program, you will be charged the tobacco-user rates for medical, optional associate life insurance, spouse/partner life insurance, and critical illness insurance. If you are a tobacco user and would like to quit, check out our Quit Tobacco programs

 

Your benefit options and waiting periods for certain plans differ from those of regular hourly and salaried associates. The chart below describes when each plan becomes effective for you, and which plans you may select.

 

When you're eligible to enroll, and when benefits become effective

MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATES, MANAGEMENT TRAINEES, CALIFORNIA PHARMACISTS,* AND FULL-TIME TRUCK DRIVERS
Plan Enrollment periods and effective dates
  • Medical
  • HMO plans
  • Vision
  • Dental (enrollment is for two full calendar years)
  • AD&D
  • Critical illness insurance
  • Accident insurance

Initial enrollment period:

Between the date of your first paycheck and the 60th day after your date of hire.

When coverage is effective:

Your date of hire.

  • Company paid life insurance
  • Business travel accident insurance
  • Resources for Living

Short term disability plan**

Automatically enrolled on your date of hire.

  • Optional associate life insurance
  • Optional dependent life insurance

Initial enrollment period:

Between the date of your first paycheck and the 60th day after your date of hire.

When coverage is effective:

If you enroll during your initial enrollment period: Your guaranteed issue amount will become effective on your enrollment date or your eligibility date, whichever is later. (Your eligibility date is your date of hire.) If you enroll for more than the guaranteed issue amount, you will have to provide Proof of Good Health for yourself and/or your spouse/partner. Your coverage will be effective upon approval by Prudential or on your benefits eligibility date, whichever is later.

If you enroll after your initial enrollment period: You may enroll or drop coverage at any time during the year, but, Proof of Good Health will be required if you enroll (or increase your coverage) at any time after your initial enrollment period. Your coverage will be effective upon approval by Prudential.

  • Long-term disability (LTD) plan
  • LTD enhanced plan
  • Truck driver LTD plan
  • Truck driver LTD enhanced plan

Initial enrollment period:

Between the date of your first paycheck and prior to your 60th day after your date of hire.

When coverage is effective:

If you enroll before your initial enrollment period: Coverage is effective as of your date of hire.

If you enroll after your initial enrollment period: 
LTD plan: Coverage is effective after a 12-month wait from the date you enroll. (If you enroll after a status change event, the waiting period begins as of the date of the event.) 
Truck driver LTD plan: You will be required to provide Evidence of Insurability; coverage is effective the first day of the pay period after People Services receives approval from Lincoln.

 

*Pharmacists who work in California and have the designation of “California pharmacist” in payroll systems are eligible for the benefits listed here for management associates. 

 

**The salaried and truck driver short-term disability plans are not covered by ERISA and are not part of the Associates’ Health and Welfare Plan. 

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