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Childbirth, adoption, or foster-care event

The arrival of a new family member often brings a whirlwind of changes. We offer a wide range of support for your growing family.

Check out these great programs and resources at no cost to you.
Life with Baby prenatal care program

Walmart offers the exclusive Life with Baby prenatal care program at no cost to you and your dependents if you are enrolled in an HRA plan, the HSA Plan, the Select Network Plan or some ACPs. Other ACP's, the eComm PPO Plan, and HMOs may have similar maternity programs. 

Review the Life with Baby brochure (PDF) 

  •  Contact your health care advisor:
  • Aetna(includes Select Network Plan, Banner ACP, St. Luke’s ACP, and eComm PPO): 855-548-2387
  • Blue Advantage Administrators of Arkansas: 866-823-3790
  • UnitedHealthcare (includes Presbyterian ACP): 888-285-9255
  • HealthSCOPE Benefits (Includes all other ACPs): 800-804-1272
  • For information about HMOs, contact your facility’s personnel associate.

If you’re not sure which health care advisor is yours, you can always find it on the back of your plan ID card.

Enhanced maternity benefit

The enhanced maternity benefit supports mothers who give birth and take a leave of absence with up to 10 weeks of protected paid time away from work at 100 percent of average weekly pay. 

Who's eligible: 

  • The maternity benefit is available to birth mothers who are: 
  • salaried associates as of their date of hire
  • truck drivers as of their date of hire
  • full-time hourly associates who have worked at Walmart for at least 12 months
  • eligible full-time associates in all states, including CA, HI, NJ, NY, and RI.

 

How it works: 

  • Birth mothers can take up to 10 weeks of protected paid maternity leave.
  • They’ll receive 100 percent of pay (based on average weekly wages).
  • They can also use the parental benefit (see below) for an additional six weeks, for a total of 16 weeks of protected paid leave.
  • As with all short-term disability benefits, there is a 7-day waiting period, during which associates can use PTO.
  • Because this benefit is part of Walmart’s short-term disability coverage, associates need to file a claim with Sedgwick. It’s important to file before the due date to make sure they get paid right away.

 

Here's how it adds up to 16 weeks of paid protected leave:

 

 

Parental benefit

The parental benefit supports associates who become parents and take a leave of absence, with up to six weeks of protected paid time away from work. 

Who's eligible: 

Associates who become a parent through a birth, adoption, or foster-care placement. 

It's available to all:

  • salaried associates as of their date of hire
  • truck drivers as of their date of hire
  • full-time associates who have worked at Walmart for at least 12 months.
  • eligible associates in all states, including CA, OR, and other Paid Parental Leave states.

Keep in mind that the parental benefit is for new legal parents, guardians, and foster parents only. 

How it works: 

  • Eligible associates can take up to six weeks of protected paid parental leave.
  • Time away needs to be taken continuously.
  • Time can be taken at any point in the 12 months following the date they became a new parent.
  • Salaried associates may also be able to use the Family Care Pay program for up to two weeks to cover time they spend caring for a spouse or dependent who has an eligible medical condition, including the birth of a child. You can find more details on the WIRE. Associates receive 100 percent of pay (based on average weekly wages). Associates need to file a claim with Sedgwick. It’s important to file before the date of birth, adoption or placement to make sure they get paid right away.

Questions?

Associates can visit WalmartOne.com/Families to learn about these benefits. If you or an associate still needs answers, just call People Services at 800-421-1362.

Return to work

Learn about the steps you need to take when you’re returning to work following maternity leave.

  • Obtain and submit a written release/return-to-work certification form to Sedgwick via email or fax as soon as possible. If you are released with restrictions, you may still be able to return to work. Sedgwick will review the restrictions to see if we can assist you with returning to work.
  • Notify your manager/HR representative as soon as possible to make plans for your return to work and to discuss options available to you.
  • Provide your written release to your manager/HR representative on the first day back to work.
  • On your first day back, notify Sedgwick of your return to work by phone or viaOne® express.
Find a pediatrician

Need help finding a pediatrician for your new family member? Find top-ranked local physicians in your network with Grand Rounds from your mobile device or computer.

Dental cleanings

The Walmart Dental Plan offers two additional cleanings during a pregnancy and up to three months following delivery. 

  • Learn more about the Dental Plan
  • Delta Dental: 800-462-5410
Add a dependent to your coverage

Adding a new member to your family creates an opportunity for you to update your benefits. Review benefits options for your new dependents—including adding them to your medical plan and life insurance—by visiting the online enrollment tool. You can also use ALEX®, a virtual benefits counselor who can help you learn more about your Walmart benefits options. 

Enrollment Tool

Get help writing your will

With your family growing, you may consider writing or updating a will to help plan for your family’s future. Will Guidance  provides online tools, at no cost, for creating wills, estate planning guidance, and assistance on topics such as inheritance taxes, loss of income, creditors, and probate. Use the promo code WALMART.

Update your beneficiary

Use the Beneficiary Online tool to designate beneficiaries so you can ensure your benefits are paid according to your wishes.

Use Resources for Living®

This is your gateway to support, encouragement, guidance, financial planning, and information for all aspects of well-being, including help with parenting, family issues, and building relationships. Resources for Living® can even help you find childcare in your area. 

Taking care of yourself

It can be tricky to take care of yourself while taking care of a baby. ZP Challenge can help. This friendly competition, with prizes, supports you in making better decisions about family time, fitness, food, and money.

Paying for your benefits

Your share of the cost for your benefits is normally deducted from your pay automatically. If you are on an approved short-term disability claim while on maternity leave, it will, in most cases, be automatically deducted from your short-term disability benefit payments, which will be issued through the Walmart payroll system. 

 

If you are an hourly associate and work in California, Hawaii, New Jersey, New York, or Rhode Island and have an approved short-term disability claim, your short-term disability payments will not be issued through the Walmart payroll system. Instead, you will be responsible for paying for your benefits directly via phone or by mail: 

  • Walmart People Services Department 3001 P.O. Box 1039  Lowell, AR 72745
  • People Services: 800-421-1362
Medical plan questions?

Ask your health care advisor about which expenses are covered, or how to handle benefits, billing or payment situations. 

  • Aetna (includes Select Network Plan, Banner ACP, St. Luke’s ACP, and eComm PPO): 855-548-2387
  • BlueAdvantage Administrators of Arkansas: 866-823-3790
  • UnitedHealthcare (includes Presbyterian ACP): 888-285-9255
  • HealthSCOPE Benefits (includes all other ACPs): 800-804-1272
  • For information about HMOs, contact your facility’s personnel associate.

If you’re not sure which health care advisor is yours, you can always find it on the back of your plan ID card.

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