Full-Time Team Member New Hire Checklist

Your Michaels coverage begins the first of the month after you complete 30 days of service when you enroll within 30 days of your date of hire.


Make sure to Compare the Plans so you can choose the right coverage for you and your family. If you don’t enroll, you will not have coverage.

Compare Plans

Make sure to Compare the Plans so you can choose the right coverage for you and your family. If you don’t enroll, you will not have coverage.

Consider Life Insurance

Figure out how much coverage you need to protect yourself and your family.

Consider Disability Coverage

If you’re an Hourly Team Member, decide if you need Disability coverage.

Salaried Team Members are enrolled automatically when eligible. Disability is an important benefit that helps keep part of your paycheck coming if you’re unable to work due to illness or injury. (STD is not available in California, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island or Washington.)

Check/Update Beneficiaries

Go to Workday to designate or update your beneficiaries. You can change this designation at any time, but during a life event or Open Enrollment is a good time to confirm your elections.

Add Up FSA Savings

If you want an FSA, you must enroll each year. Any elections from last year will not roll over.

Decide if you want Voluntary Benefits

You can enroll in voluntary benefits such as Optional Life and AD&D for you and your dependents, Accident Insurance and Critical Illness Insurance.

Review the Enrollment Guide

This website offers you lots of information. But, if you want to check out your options in one place, see your Enrollment Guide.

Enroll in Workday

Newly eligible Team Members must enroll within 30 days of their hire date or eligibility date. Click here to visit Workday.

Complete Your Wellness Requirement

EXTENSION: The deadline for the 2020-2021 Wellness Requirement has been extended. Team Members will now have until October 31, 2021 to complete this year’s requirement.

If you and your spouse/domestic partner have been enrolled in a Michaels full-time medical plan for coverage beginning on or before March 1, 2021, you both must complete a preventive exam and lab work between May 1, 2020 and October 31, 2021 to avoid a $520 per person surcharge on 2022 medical premiums beginning January 14, 2022.

Be Tobacco Free

If you and/or your spouse/domestic partner use tobacco, including e-cigarettes and non-nicotine vaporizers, $25 per paycheck/$650 for the year will be added to your medical premiums beginning in July. To be considered tobacco-free, you can’t use tobacco products for at least six months, and you can only change your status during Open Enrollment.

Ready to quit?

Take advantage of Simple Steps to a Healthier Life through Aetna (for Team Members enrolled in a U.S. Aetna full-time medical plan): Call 1-866-567-9419 or go to www.aetna.com.