Part-Time & Temp New Hires

If you are a part-time or temporary hourly associate, including field logistics associates and pharmacists, you can enroll between the date of your 52-week anniversary and the first day of the second calendar month after your 52-week anniversary date. Enrollment in medical insurance has additional requirements as described below.

 

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 full-time associates—including an annual average hours requirement for medical eligibility. The information below describes when you’re eligible for medical, when benefit plans become effective for you, and which plans you may select.

 

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

If you are a new part-time associate, you can enroll in most benefits between your 52-week anniversary date and the first day of the calendar month following that date. Coverage becomes effective on the first day of the second calendar month following your 52‑week anniversary date. See "Eligibility checks for medical coverage" for special rules about medical plan eligibility.

 

How it works

Not sure how the timing works? Let's say you're hired on May 15, 2019. Your 52-week anniversary date will be May 15, 2020. So you'll become eligible to enroll between May 15 and June 1, 2020, and your coverage will become effective on July 1, 2020.

 

PART-TIME HOURLY AND TEMPORARY ASSOCIATES

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 your 52‑week anniversary date and the first day of the second calendar month following your 52‑week anniversary date (or 60 days from your anniversary date).

When coverage is effective:

The first day of the second calendar month following your 52‑week anniversary date.*

*To be eligible for medical coverage, part‑time hourly and temporary associates must work the required number of hours and pass the initial or annual benefits eligibility check. Part‑time hourly pharmacists hired before February 1, 2012, are exempt from this requirement.

  • Business travel accident insurance
  • Resources for Living

Automatically enrolled on your date of hire.

  • Optional associate life insurance
  • Optional dependent life insurance

Initial enrollment period:

Between your 52‑week anniversary date and the first day of the second calendar month following your 52‑week anniversary date (or 60 days after your anniversary).

When coverage is effective:

If you enroll during your initial enrollment period: Your guaranteed issue amount becomes effective on your enrollment date or your eligibility date, whichever is later. (Your eligibility date is the first day of the second calendar month following your 52‑week anniversary date.) If you enroll for more than the guaranteed issue amount, you will have to provide Proof of Good Health. 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.

NOTE: Part‑time hourly and temporary associates may cover only their eligible dependent children and may not cover their spouses/partners. Disability coverage and company‑paid life insurance are not available to part‑time hourly and temporary associates.

 

 

PART‑TIME TRUCK DRIVERS

Plan

Enrollment periods and effective dates

  • Medical
  • HMO plans
  • Vision
  • Dental (enrollment is for two full calendar years)
  • Critical illness insurance
  • Accident insurance
  • AD&D

Initial enrollment period:

Between the date of your first paycheck and the day prior to your effective date, as described immediately below.

When coverage is effective:

The first day of the calendar month during which your 89th day of continuous employment falls.

  • Business travel accident insurance
  • Resources for Living

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 day prior to your effective date, as described immediately below.

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 the first day of the calendar month during which your 89th day of continuous employment falls.) If you enroll for more than the guaranteed issue amount, you will have to provide Proof of Good Health. 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.

Part‑time truck drivers are not subject to the benefits eligibility checks.

NOTE: Part‑time truck drivers may cover only their eligible dependent children and may not cover their spouses/partners. Disability coverage and company‑paid life insurance are not available to part‑time truck drivers.

 

Eligibility checks for medical coverage

 

When you first become eligible

For all part-time and temporary associates, medical eligibility is determined by reviewing your average hours per week over the 52 consecutive weeks beginning on your hire date.

  • Part-time and temporary associates, regardless of hire date, must work an average of at least 30 hours per week.
  • Part-time hourly pharmacists, nurse practitioners, and field logistics associates must work an average of at least 24 hours per week.
  • If you average the required hours per week (24 or 30) over the 52-week review period (without a break in employment greater than 26 weeks), you will become initially eligible for benefits.

 

 

Your benefits will begin on the first day of the calendar month that falls not less than one month and not more than two months after the close of the 52-week review period—in other words, on the first day of the second calendar month following your one-year anniversary date.

 

For example, if you were hired on April 15, 2019, the company will average the hours you work from April 15, 2019, through April 14, 2020. Your coverage would begin June 1, 2020.

 

Initial medical coverage for associates who work an average of at least 30 hours a week over the 52-week review period will continue through the end of the second calendar year following your date of hire. In the example above, your medical coverage (if you enroll in a timely manner) would continue through the end of 2019.

 

Every following year

Regardless of your hire date, part-time and temporary associates participate in an annual eligibility check for medical insurance.

 

This annual eligibility check happens on a given date before each calendar year’s annual enrollment period. The measurement period is the 52 weeks before that date.

 

For example, the annual check before 2019 Annual Enrollment (for the 2020 calendar year) reviewed all part-time associates’ hours worked from Oct. 5, 2018, through Oct. 4, 2019. If associates met their average weekly hours requirement over that 52-week period, they were eligible to enroll in benefits during the annual enrollment period for coverage during 2018.

 

Part-time and temporary associates’ spouses/partners are not covered by the medical, dental, vision, accidental death and dismemberment (AD&D) insurance, accident insurance, critical illness insurance, and dependent life insurance. Company-paid life insurance and disability coverage are not available to part-time hourly associates, part-time truck drivers, or temporary associates.

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