Eligibility

Do you meet the eligibility requirements?

You can enroll yourself and your dependents in most benefit plans, but you must meet the eligibility requirements.

Michaels conducts an eligibility review of enrolled dependents, and you will be required to provide further documentation. A packet of information will be sent to you directly from Consova, our third-party vendor who conducts these audits.

If you’re a full-time Team member – If you’re a full-time Team member working an average of 30 hours or more per week, you are eligible the 1st of the month following 30 days of employment.

If you change from part-time to full-time –You are eligible the 1st of the month following the status change as long as you have completed 30 days of service.

EX: If you change from part-time to full-time on June 10, you are eligible for coverage on July 1, if you have already completed 30 days of service as a part-time Team Member.

You may also enroll eligible dependents:

Your Legal Spouse – A spouse may not enroll in a Michaels medical plan if he/she has other full-time coverage available through his/her employer. Spouses who are retired, self-employed or on Medicaid/Medicare are eligible for Michaels medical plans.

Your Domestic Partner/Domestic Partner Children – A domestic partner may not enroll in a Michaels medical plan if he/she has other full-time coverage available through his/her employer. Domestic partners who are retired, self-employed or on Medicaid/Medicare are eligible for Michaels medical plans. Please note: You will be required to pay taxes on the value of domestic partner benefits. Domestic Partner children can only be enrolled if your domestic partner is also enrolled in Michaels benefits.

Children of Any Age Who Are Physically or Mentally Unable to Care For Themselves – You may be asked to provide proof of your child’s disability.

Children Under 26 – Coverage is available if they are your natural children, stepchildren, legally adopted children, foster children or children for whom you have legal custody or court-appointed guardianship.

Choose Wisely — No Changes After Enrolling!

Changes are only allowed outside of Open Enrollment if you have a qualifying life event, such as a birth, adoption, marriage or divorce. Changes must be made within 60 days of the qualifying life event. If you do not enroll within 60 days of the qualifying life event, you must wait until the next Open Enrollment.

Resources You Can Use

Need help deciding?

Talk to ALEX. On desktop and mobile MyAlex.com/Michaels/2021

Want a print-friendly PDF of your benefits?

Print the Enrollment Guide.