Learn about eligibility requirements for associates and dependents to participate in Albertsons benefits.

Who is eligible?

Beginning January 1, 2022, non-union associates working 30 or more hours per week* are eligible for Albertsons benefits on the first day of the month following 30 days from date of hire.

Eligibility for associates covered under a Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) is defined by the CBA. Check with your local representative for information about benefits eligibility.

* Some variations apply for pharmacists and Hawaii associates.

Whom can you cover?

  • Your spouse
  • Your same-sex or opposite-sex domestic partner (If you cover a domestic partner, the cost of coverage may be taxable due to IRS rules.)
  • Your child(ren) up to age 26
    • Eligible children include your biological children, your spouse or domestic partner’s biological children, adopted children, stepchildren and legal wards.
  • Your disabled child(ren) age 26 and older who:
    • became disabled prior to turning age 26;
    • is primarily dependent on you for support;
    • is enrolled in the Medical Program (or another major medical group health plan) on the day immediately prior to attaining age 26;
    • is incapable of self-sustaining employment because of medical or physical disability; and
    • for whom application for extended coverage as a disabled dependent child is made within 31 days after reaching the age limit of 26 or being enrolled in the Medical Program.

You must complete the dependent verification process for all newly added dependents.

Dependent verification process

If you are enrolling new dependents under your medical, dental or vision coverage, you must submit documentation verifying that they are eligible for coverage under Albertsons plans.

Download a Dependent Verification Requirements Flyer which lists the allowable documents you can submit to verify your dependent’s eligibility to be covered under Albertsons healthcare plans. If you cover a domestic partner, a declaration of common law marriage or an affidavit of domestic partnership is required.

Completed verification documents can be submitted with a cover page that includes your name, associate ID, last four digits of your SSN and daytime telephone number. You can:

  • Upload a cover page and verification documents using the online enrollment system at www.direct2HRhealth.com.
  • Mail the cover page and verification documents to:
    Benefits Service Center
    P.O. Box 534077
    St. Petersburg, FL 33747-4077
  • Fax the cover page and verification documents to 877-282-1999.

During the 2022 Open Enrollment period, all verification documents my be submitted by December 12, 2021. If you miss the deadline, your dependents will not have coverage in 2022.

Benefits eligibility for part-time associates

Under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), employers are required to offer employees the opportunity to enroll in benefits if they meet certain qualifications. In most cases, hourly associates must work 30 or more hours per week to be eligible for Albertsons benefits.