You can enrol yourself and your dependants in most benefit plans, but you must meet the eligibility requirements.
You may only enrol dependants who are residents of Canada.
If you’re a Full-Time Team Member (working an average of 32 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 – The waiting period of 30 days will be waived for Part-Time employees promoted to Full-Time. You will be eligible to enroll in your benefits, the first day of the month following your promotion. For example: if you joined the Michaels team on April 1st as a part-time employee, and on May 5th, you were promoted to full-time, your benefits effective date would be June 1st.
You may also enrol eligible dependants:
Your Spouse/Partner – Your spouse by marriage or under any other formal union recognized by law, or your partner of the same or opposite sex who has been publicly represented as your spouse for at least 12 consecutive months.
Note for Quebec residents: There is no minimum cohabitation period for common-law spouses if a child is born out of the relationship.
Your Children – Coverage is available if they are your dependant children or your spouse’s children (other than foster children), they are not married or in any other formal union recognized by law and they are under 21. A child who is a full-time student attending a recognized educational institution is also considered an eligible dependant until the age of 25 (26 in Quebec for Extended Health only) as long as the child is entirely dependant on you for financial support.
If a child becomes handicapped before the limiting age (21 or 25 if attending school full-time), coverage will continue as long as he or she is incapable of financial self-support because of a physical or mental disability, depends on you for financial support and is not married or in any other formal union recognized by law.
Resources You Can Use
Reach out to Sun Life Financial. www.mysunlife.ca
1-866-881-0583 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Monday to Friday (EST), and a SunLife AdminPlus representative will assist you.
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