Dependent Turning 26

When your dependent turns 26, you can no longer cover him or her with your benefits. Their coverage ends after the last day of the month in which they turn 26. Find out about new coverage options for your family members, and get a wide range of support with well-being, finances, and life.

Learn about your Walmart benefits

Questions about how your benefits will change when your dependent turns 26? Give us a call and we can help. You or your dependent may also contact a HealthCompare agent, who can walk you through benefits options other than the Walmart plans. 

  • People Services: 800-421-1362
  • HealthCompare: 877-260-1824
Explore new coverage options

Learn how your dependent can continue medical, vision and dental coverage temporarily with COBRA through WageWorks or contact a HealthCompare agent to learn about the multiple coverage options available to them. You or your dependent are responsible for notifying the People Services of your child’s loss of dependent status. This notification must be made within 60 days after the qualifying event. 

  • WageWorks: 800-570-1863
  • HealthCompare: 877-260-1824
How to cover disabled dependents

You may continue coverage for a dependent child if the child is covered as an eligible dependent under a Walmart-sponsored medical, dental, or vision plan, critical illness insurance, accident insurance, AD&D, or optional dependent life insurance prior to his or her 26th birthday, and if both of the following conditions are met: 

  • The child is physically or mentally incapable of self-support, and
  • The child’s doctor provides written medical evidence of the child’s disability and inability to provide self-support.

In addition, coverage for your dependent child may be added beyond the end of the month in which the child reaches age 26 if both of the above conditions are met and the child experiences a valid status change event. 

  • People Services: 800-421-1362

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