Employment Status Change

How Your Employment Status Change Impacts Your Benefits
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When your employment status changes from part-time to full-time, or from full-time to part-time, you’ll have different Michaels benefit options.

What's Next for Your Benefits

Changing to Full-Time (Previously Part-Time)

For Team Members who are now full-time: You can choose to end any part-time coverage and any new full-time coverage you elect will begin immediately, as long as: a) you have completed 30 days of employment, and b) you enroll in full-time benefits via Workday within 30 days of the status change.

If you enroll dependents in Michaels full-time medical and/or dental coverage, our third-party vendor, Consova, will mail information to your home address verifying eligibility. Remember, coverage for new dependents may be delayed until you complete the dependent verification process. For more information, visit the Eligibility page.

Changing to Part-Time (Previously Full-Time)

For Team Members who are now part-time: On the 1st of the month following the status change, any full-time medical, dental, vision, life and AD&D, disability, critical illness, and accident benefits that you previously elected will end. You can elect part-time health, life, auto, and home coverage by visiting the Mercer Indigo website for Michaels Part-Time Benefits.

Select the appropriate button at the top of your screen (Full-Time or Part-Time) to determine what Michaels benefits are available with your new status.

Regardless of your employment status:

  • All Team Members can save for retirement via the 401(k) Plan and receive the same Michaels matching contributions.
  • You still have access to all of the same voluntary benefits and discounts.

Helpful Resources

Qualifying Life Events

Like a change in employment status, other life events may qualify you to update your benefit elections outside of the open enrollment period. Follow the link below for more detailed information about qualifying life events and requesting a change in status.

Get Support

For assistance, contact Team Member Services at 855-432-MIKE (6453) and select option 2, available Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT.