When? It depends.
When can you enroll, and who's covered? Both depend on your job.
You can enroll anytime between your first paycheck and the first day of the month you'll reach your 89th day of employment.* You can cover your spouse or domestic partner, plus children and stepchildren up to age 26.
*Example: Let's say you're hired on March 15. Your 89th day on the job will be June 11. So you'll have until May 31, just before the month of June, to enroll.
You can enroll anytime between your 52-week anniversary and the first day of the second month after it (that’s 60 days from your anniversary date).* You can cover your children and stepchildren up to age 26, and you'll need to meet an hours requirement for medical coverage.
*Example: Let's say you're hired on May 15, 2019. Your 52-week anniversary will be May 15, 2020. So you'll have until July 10, 2020 to enroll.
You can enroll anytime from your start date onward, but before your 60th day after your date of hire.* You can cover your spouse or domestic partner, children, and stepchildren up to age 26.
*Example: Let's say you're hired on January 15. You can enroll as soon as you're in the system. Your 60th day after your hire date with Walmart will be March 16, so you have through March 15 to make your choices.
Big changes in your life?
You can also enroll or make changes when you have a "status-change event," like getting married or having a baby. You'll need to make your choices within 60 days of the event.
Don't miss out!
If you don’t enroll when you’re first eligible, you’ll have to wait until the next Annual Enrollment, or when you have a status-change event. Plus some benefits like life insurance have different requirements if you enroll later on.