Eligibility

Full-Time Team Members & Dependents
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You can enroll yourself and your dependent(s) in most benefit plans, but in order to do so, you must meet the eligibility requirements.

Your Eligibility

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, your eligibility begins on the 1st of the month following 30 days of employment.

If you change from part-time to full-time – Your eligibility begins on the 1st of the month following the status change, as long as you have completed 30 days of service.

Example: 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.

Dependent Eligibility Audit

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.

Enroll Eligible Dependents

You may also enroll eligible dependents. Refer to the information below for more information.

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Your Legal Spouse

A spouse may not enroll in a Michaels medical plan if they have other full-time coverage available through their employer, unless they are enrolled in the Enhanced PPO plan.

A spouse who is retired, self-employed, or on Medicaid/Medicare is eligible for ALL Michaels medical plans.

Domestic Partner/Domestic Partner Children

A domestic partner may not enroll in a Michaels medical plan if they have other full-time coverage available through their employer, unless they are enrolled in the Enhanced PPO plan.

A domestic partner who is retired, self-employed or on Medicaid/Medicare is eligible for ALL Michaels medical plans.

Important Notes:

  • You are required to pay taxes on the value of domestic partner benefits.
  • Your domestic partner’s child(ren) 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 Years of Age

Coverage is available for children under 26 years of age 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 the Open Enrollment period if you have a qualifying life event, such as a birth, adoption, marriage or divorce. Changes must be made within 30 days of the qualifying life event. If you do not enroll within 30 days of the qualifying life event, you must wait until the next Open Enrollment period.

Resources You Can Use

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Benefits Enrollment Guide

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