October 11-29, 2021
Discover new benefits: Find help with emotional wellbeing and stress
management…Build financial skills…Access earned wages for financial
emergencies…Get physical therapy digitally
New this year: You only need to enroll if you’re changing a medical or dental plan, adding or dropping dependents, contributing to an HSA or FSA, attesting to using tobacco, or enrolling in NortonLifeLock or other voluntary benefits.
Make the most of new benefits
Make the most of new benefits
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Virtual Medical/Behavioral Health Visits
For less than the cost of an office visit, you can connect via your smartphone, tablet or computer with a board-certified doctor for urgent care and prescription refills 24/7. This can be especially helpful when you cannot get in to see your regular doctor or do not want to take the time to go to an urgent care facility or emergency room. This benefit is available to participants enrolled in the Grainger Silver, Gold or Platinum medical plans.
For team members or family members who are feeling uncertain about their medical diagnosis or treatment, expert medical opinion provides access to nationally recognized doctors from the comfort of your home. You can get answers your questions about a diagnosis, surgery, procedure, medications and treatment plans. This benefit is available to participants enrolled in the Grainger Silver, Gold or Platinum medical plans.
Eye care is about more than seeing clearly. Your eyes offer a unique view into your general health, and eye doctors are often among the first to detect chronic medical conditions like diabetes and high blood pressure. Annual eye exams can help protect your overall health and wellness, even if you have perfect vision.
You will also find valuable discounts on hearing care.
“Voluntary Benefits” are benefit programs where team members can buy coverage directly from the insurance company at group rates, and Grainger doesn’t subsidize the cost, as with many of your other benefits. MetLife is our vendor partner for providing Voluntary Benefits coverage.
Pet Insurance. Helps make sure your furry family members are protected in case of an accident or illness. Learn more >
Auto and Home Insurance. Protects you financially if something bad happens to your car, your home, or to somebody hurt by your car or in your home. Learn more >
Legal Plan. Provides affordable access to legal services. Learn more >
Accident Insurance. Provides a cash benefit directly to you if you experience a covered accident.* Learn more >
Critical Illness Insurance. Provides a lump-sum payment directly to you if you or a covered family member is diagnosed with a covered serious illness.* Learn more >
Hospital Indemnity Insurance. Provides a lump-sum payment directly to you if you or a covered family member receive covered hospital care and submit a claim.* Learn more >
* This is coverage you buy over and above any employer-provided medical coverage.
Student Loan Refinancing
For team members with part-time benefits,
you can elect dental coverage
In the Silver and Gold medical plans, the deductible
and out-of-pocket maximum will be increased – but
only for care provided outside the network.
HealthEquity will replace Alight Smart-Choice for the
Health Savings Account, Dental and Vision Flexible
Spending Account, Dependent Care Account and
Commuter Benefit Account.
Coverage will change from 1.5 times pay to 1 times pay.
Optional Life Insurance costs will decrease.
Long-Term Disability costs will increase.
New this year: if you don’t enroll, you will keep the
same medical coverage as in 2021. However, you need to enroll if you want different medical or dental coverage, plan to contribute to an HSA or FSA, need to attest to using tobacco, or need to update your dependents.
Dear Team Member,
The last 18 months have pulled us in all sorts of directions and presented several new challenges. Many of you have had to adapt to an ever-changing lifestyle that includes homeschooling kids, working overtime, taking care of loved ones, and worrying about finances. At Grainger, we recognize the toll these changes take on your personal wellbeing. And while I’m proud to say you’ve continued to provide exceptional customer service despite these challenges, it’s just as important to put the same attention on yourself.
We want you to be your best, not only at work but at home. That’s why we’ve made some enhancements to our benefits programs to better support your emotional, financial, physical, and social wellbeing. These new programs will provide access to short-term cash, one-on-one financial coaching, or stress management support. Over the last year, we built a strong foundation of wellbeing resources to ensure you have more choice and flexibility with your benefits.
This Annual Enrollment Decision Guide will help you navigate the robust benefits that Grainger offers and support you in making your elections for 2022. Annual Enrollment will run from October 11 to 29, 2021. Now is the time for you to take action for you and your family’s wellbeing. We have more plans underway to continue to enhance our wellbeing offerings and we’re excited to share these with you soon.
As always, thank you for all you continue to do for each other, our organization, and our customers.
SVP & Chief Human Resources Officer
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