Short-term disability
Income when you can’t work.
Short-term disability (STD) coverage pays a cash benefit while you’re away from work due to injury, illness, surgery, or maternity leave. And there’s no cost to you for basic coverage.

Financial peace of mind.

hourly-associates

Full-time hourly associates


Get 50% of your average weekly wage,

up to $200 weekly maximum, for up to

25 weeks at no cost to you. Or get 60%

and no maximum with the enhanced plan.

salaried-associates

Salaried associates  

 

Get 100% of your pay for
up to six weeks, then 75% for up to

19 more weeks, at no cost to you.

truck-drivers

Truck drivers
 

Get 75% of your pay for up to
25 weeks at no cost to you.

Hourly associates

When coverage begins
  • You’re automatically covered by the basic plan after a 12-month waiting period.
  • If you enroll in the enhanced plan, there’s also a 12-month waiting period before your coverage starts.
  • You can only add or drop short-term disability during Annual Enrollment or if you have a status change event, like a marriage or a birth.
How it works
  • File a short-term disability claim and apply for a leave of absence as soon as you know you’ll be away, and within 90 days after you become disabled.
  • To file, contact Sedgwick, our partner for disability administration, at mySedgwick.com/Walmart or 800-492-5678.
  • With the basic plan you’ll get 50% of your average weekly wage, up to $200 a week.
  • With the enhanced plan, you’ll get 60% with no maximum.
  • Either way, you can get payments for up to 25 weeks of continuous disability after a waiting period of seven calendar days. 
  • You’ll find complete details in the Associate Benefits Book.
Maternity
  • 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 lower rates for a total of up to 25 weeks.
  • You may also be eligible for additional parental pay. For details, see the parental pay policy.
California, the District of Columbia, Hawaii, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island, and Washington

If you’re an hourly fulltime associate who works in one of these areas, you’re covered by your state’s or city’s legally mandated plans instead of by Walmart. Contact Sedgwick for assistance in Hawaii and New Jersey, and contact the state directly in any of the others.

Salaried and driver associates

How it works
  • Coverage is effective on your date of hire, and there’s no cost to you.
  • File a short-term disability claim and apply for a leave of absence as soon as you know you’ll be away, and within 90 days after you become disabled.
  • To file, contact Sedgwick, our partner for disability administration, at mySedgwick.com/Walmart or 800-492-5678.
  • Salaried associates will get 100% of their base pay for up to six weeks, and 75% for up to 19 more weeks, after a waiting period of seven calendar days.
  • Truck drivers will get 75% of their average day’s pay for up to 25 weeks after a waiting period of seven calendar days.
  • You’ll find complete details in the Associate Benefits Book.
Maternity
  • If you have a baby, the plan covers 100% of your base pay for nine weeks after an initial waiting period of seven calendar days.
  • If you experience medical complications, you may also qualify for extended coverage of 75% of your base pay for a total of up to 25 weeks.
  • You may also be eligible for additional benefits under the parental pay policy, equal to 100% of your base pay. For more information, see the parental pay policy.
Filing a claim?
Contact Sedgwick, our partner for disability administration, at mySedgwick.com/Walmart or call 800-492-5678.
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Need help?

Call People Services at 800-421-1362.
For claims help, call Sedgwick at 800-492-5678.

What’s changing for 2021?

 

Through Dec. 31, 2020 you can drop short-term disability and long-term disability coverage at any time. Starting in 2021, you can add or drop coverage only during Annual Enrollment or because of a status change event.