Becoming eligible

Get ready to enroll for your Walmart benefits.
Some Walmart benefits start as soon as you’re hired. Others, like medical and dental, have an eligibility waiting period before you can enroll.

What can you enroll for—and when?

Time to enroll

Once you’re eligible to enroll, you have a limited time to choose your benefits for the rest of the calendar year. After that, you have two other chances to enroll:

  • If you have a qualifying status change event, like getting married, having a baby, getting divorced, or gaining or losing other coverage options
  • During the next Annual Enrollment period, which happens every fall

Why you should enroll right away

It’s the best way to make sure you don’t miss the window for first-time enrollment. And for certain benefits, there are also special advantages to enrolling as soon as you’re eligible.


If you don’t enroll for these programs when you first become eligible but decide to enroll later, you’ll have to provide Evidence of Insurability, which may require a medical exam at your own expense.

Associate life insurance

When you first become eligible, you can enroll for $25,000 of coverage without extra paperwork. After that, you have to provide a Proof of Good Health certification (PDF) to enroll or to increase your initial coverage amount.

Dependent life insurance

When you first become eligible, you can enroll for $5,000 of coverage for your spouse/partner without extra paperwork. After that, you have to provide Proof of Good Health (PDF) for your spouse/partner to enroll or to increase their coverage amount.

Proof of Good Health is not required for children under 26 years old.

More resources

Need help?

Call People Services at 800-421-1362
See the 2020 Associate Benefits Book with 2021 Summary of Material Modifications for more information about your benefits and eligibility. This document will control in the event of any conflict.