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Benefits Enrollment Guide

This enrollment overview is meant to point you in the direction of how to use this website to locate detailed information about your benefit options, how to enroll in coverage, and the many resources and programs available to you.

If you prefer to review your benefit options all in one place, you can use the links below to download a print-friendly PDF version of the Benefits Enrollment Guide, available in English and Spanish.

Choose Wisely — No Changes After Enrolling!

Changes to your benefit elections 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 in status must be made within 30 days of the qualifying life event. For more information, follow this link: Change in Status.

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Determine Who is Eligible

Make sure you know who you can cover under your Michaels benefits by reviewing the eligibility requirements.

  • Most plans provide coverage for eligible dependents; if you need to cover family members, you can determine who is eligible.
  • Remember, your spouse or domestic partner cannot be covered by a Michaels medical plan if full-time medical coverage is available through his/her employer.

To learn more, use the navigation menu to go to Benefits > Eligibility & Enrolling > Eligibility.

Compare the Plan Options

Make sure to compare all available benefit plans so that you can choose the right coverage for you and your family. Remember, if you don’t enroll, you will not have coverage.

In addition, full-time Team Members can use the free eValuate tool for guidance when choosing a medical plan.

To learn more, use the navigation menu to go to Benefits and locate the benefit information you are seeking.

Consider Life Insurance & Name Your Beneficiaries

Determine how much Life Insurance coverage you need to protect yourself and those you love. Your beneficiaries are managed in Workday, and you can change your designation at any time.

To learn more, use the navigation menu to go to Benefits > Financial Security > Life & AD&D Insurance.

Consider Disability Coverage

Disability coverage is an important benefit that ensures you will receive a portion of your paycheck in the event that you are unable to work due to illness or injury.

  • Salaried Team Members, when eligible, are automatically enrolled in Disability coverage.
  • If you’re an hourly Team Member, you can decide whether you need Disability coverage.
  • Short-Term Disability (STD) coverage is not available in California, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island, or Washington.

To learn more, use the navigation menu to go to Benefits > Leave of Absence (LOA).

Add up FSA Savings

You may want to take advantage of the tax-savings of one or more Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs). If you want to have a flexible spending account (FSA), you must enroll each year. Your FSA elections from the previous year will not roll over.

To learn more, use the navigation menu to go to Benefits > Health & Wellness > Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs).

Review & Elect Voluntary Benefits

You can enroll in voluntary benefits such as Optional Life and AD&D for you and your dependent(s), Accident Insurance, Critical Illness Insurance, and Pet Health Insurance.

To learn more, use the navigation menu to go to Benefits > Financial Security.

Save on Wellness & Tobacco Surcharges

You can avoid surcharges and higher premiums for medical coverage by fulfilling the wellness exam requirement and qualifying as tobacco-free.

To learn more, use the navigation menu to go to Benefits > Health & Wellness > Wellness Programs & Surcharges.

Reminder for New Hires: Your Michaels coverage begins on the first day of the month, after you complete 30 days of service, when you enroll within 30 days of your date of hire. Visit the New Hire Hub to determine your enrollment deadline and benefits effective date.

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Know Where to Go for Answers

Call Team Member Services at 855-432-MIKE (6453), option 2, or submit a ticket through Knowledge Zone.