Notify Sedgwick as soon as you know you’ll be absent from work due to an illness, injury, surgery, or maternity leave. You’ll need to apply for a leave of absence and file a short-term disability claim at the same time. Go to mySedgwick.com/Walmart or call 800-492-5678.
Disability claims filed in Hawaii, New Jersey, and New York must be submitted to Sedgwick within 30 days of the date your disability begins. In all other states, claims must be filed within 90 days.
The basic plan replaces 50% of your average weekly wage with no maximum.
The enhanced plan replaces 60%, also with no maximum.
Either way, short-term disability pays up to 25 weeks after a waiting period of seven calendar days.
If you have a baby, the plan covers 100% of your average weekly wage for nine weeks after an initial waiting period of seven calendar days.
If you experience medical complications, you may also qualify for extended coverage at either the basic 50% benefit or the 60% enhanced plan, depending on which plan you are enrolled, for a total of up to 25 weeks.
You may also be eligible for additional parental pay. For details, see the parental pay policy.
If you are an hourly full-time associate and work in California, Hawaii, New Jersey, or Rhode Island, which have legally mandated plans, you are not eligible for Walmart’s short-term disability coverage unless you are making a claim for maternity leave. Instead, these states offer their own programs.
For associates who work in the other states and localities shown above, differences in state and local laws and administrative procedures will affect your eligibility to participate in Walmart’s short-term disability plans and the amount of your disability benefit. Contact Sedgwick for information and help.
See the 2022 Associate Benefits Book for more information about your benefits and eligibility. This document will control in the event of any conflict. If you're looking for the 2020 Associate Benefits Book with 2021 Summaries of Material Modifications, you'll find it here.