Becoming eligible: part-time and temporary associates
Getting your Walmart benefits

When do benefits start?

ASAP

ASAP 

You can use some benefits
as soon as you’re hired.

Your_effective_date

Your effective date
Most plans you enroll for
have an “effective date”
based on your date of hire when
 your coverage begins.

Truck-drivers

Truck drivers

Truck driver associates have
different enrollment and
effective dates from part-time
and temporary associates.

Medical coverage

If you’re a part-time hourly or temporary associate, including field logistics associates and pharmacists but NOT part-time truck drivers, your work hours will be measured every 60 days during your first year of employment. We’ll let you know if you become eligible.

  • Part-time and temporary associates working an average of at least 30 hours per week over a 60-day measurement period will become eligible for benefits.
  • Part-time hourly pharmacists, nurse practitioners and field logistics associates must work an average of at least 24 hours per week in a 60-day measurement period to be eligible.
  • Once you’re eligible you can enroll for all benefits available to part-time associates, including medical coverage. You can enroll for coverage within 60 days after the end of the measurement period when you became eligible. Once this happens, you’ll remain eligible for the remainder of the calendar year and the year after. 
  • Your benefits start on the first day of the month in which the 89th day following the beginning of the 60-day measurement period occurs.

 

For example, let’s say your hire date is May 11, 2021. Your 60th day is July 9, and on that day you’ve worked enough hours to meet the requirement. Your 89th day is Aug. 8, so benefits become effective on Aug. 1.

 

After your first year, your hours will be measured again every year in time for Annual Enrollment in October. This will “look back” over a 52-week measurement period.

 

Track your hours

You can check your hours for the current measurement period anytime with the EBH Tool. You’ll need to log in to use the tool.

 

One time only

If you don’t enroll when you first become eligible, you won’t have another opportunity to enroll until the next annual enrollment, or if you have a “qualifying status event” like having a baby.

 

Non-medical benefits

Even if you don’t meet the hours requirement for medical coverage, you’ll still become eligible for many other benefits on your 52-week anniversary date. You can enroll anytime between that date and the first day of the second calendar month following it.

 

For example, let’s say your anniversary date is June 21, 2021. You’ll become eligible on Aug. 1, the first day of the second month after that.

 

Tobacco

If you use tobacco and don’t agree to complete a program to quit, you’ll pay higher rates for medical, optional associate life insurance, spouse/partner life insurance, and critical illness insurance. For help quitting, check out our Quit Tobacco programs.

 

When can you enroll? When do your benefits start?
 

Part-time hourly and temporary associates

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Plan

When you can enroll

When benefits take effect

Medical

Vision

Dental (enrollment is for two full calendar years)

AD&D (accidental death and dismemberment)

Critical illness insurance

Accident insurance

After you’ve worked the required number of hours over a 60-day measurement period The first day of the month in which the 89th day following the beginning of the 60-day measurement period occurs

Business travel accident insurance

Resources for Living®

Automatically enrolled on your date of hire Your date of hire

Optional associate life insurance

Optional dependent life insurance

After you’ve worked the required number of hours over a 60-day measurement period The first day of the month in which the 89th day following the beginning of the 60-day measurement period occurs. Your guaranteed issue amount becomes effective on your enrollment date or your eligibility date or your date of hire, whichever is later. If you enroll for more than the guaranteed issue amount, your coverage will be effective upon approval by Prudential or on your benefits eligibility date, whichever is later


Part-time truck driver associates

entries
Plan

When you can enroll

When benefits take effect

Medical

Vision

Dental (enrollment is for two full calendar years)

AD&D (accidental death and dismemberment)

Critical illness insurance

Accident insurance

Between the date of your first paycheck and your effective date, which is the first day of the calendar month during which your 89th day of continuous employment falls. There is no hours requirement for medical coverage. 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 Your date of hire

Optional associate life insurance

Optional dependent life insurance

Between the date of your first paycheck and your effective date, which is the first day of the calendar month during which your 89th day of continuous employment falls

Your guaranteed issue amount will become effective on your enrollment date or your eligibility date, whichever is later. If you enroll for more than the guaranteed issue amount, your coverage will be effective on approval by Prudential or on your benefits eligibility date, whichever is later

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.

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