Survivor benefit

One more way Grainger cares

Because Grainger cares about your family, we provide a survivor benefit in addition to Basic Life insurance coverage.

How It Works

If you are eligible and die under certain circumstances (see below), the beneficiary named for your Basic Life insurance will receive a survivor benefit.

Survivor Benefits Snapshot

Who is eligible?

  • Regular full-time team members with at least two years of service.
  • If you leave Grainger and return within one year, you retain your original employment anniversary date for purposes of the survivor benefit.

When is survivor benefit payable?

The benefit is payable if you die:

  • While in active employment status (includes partial return to work due to restrictions)
  • During a short-term disability leave
  • Within six months of going out on Workers’ Compensation
  • Within one year from the first date of a disability that left you continuously disabled and unable to return to work

Benefit amount

Benefit is equal to one week’s pay for every two full years of continuous employment, up to a maximum of 13 weeks of pay.

What to do

Keep your beneficiary information up to date at Your Benefits Resources™.

Contacts

Benefit Pro

BenefitPro@alight.com
1-855-769-4384

Grainger HR Service Center

External: 1-888-477-3781
Option 3
Internal: 1-847-535-HR4U (4748)
Monday–Friday
7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Central Time

 

Resources

Life Events

 

Contacts

Benefit Pro

BenefitPro@alight.com
1-855-769-4384

Grainger HR Service Center

External: 1-888-477-3781
Option 3
Internal: 1-847-535-HR4U (4748)
Monday–Friday
7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Central Time

When Coverage Ends

If You and Your Spouse or Domestic Partner Are Both Grainger Team Members

Resources

Special Savings Offers

Videos

Profit Savings Plan

Retirement Benefit Questions (65+/Medicare-eligible [including disabled early Medicare eligible] and pre-65 eligible retirees/dependents)

Medicare Plan Options Questions (65+ or early Medicare retirees with or without Grainger Retiree Health)

Questions

Connect with a Benefit Pro

Access the Provider Search Tool

Keep in Mind

Enroll Now

2022: Your Cost for Coverage

Contacts

Benefit Pro

BenefitPro@alight.com
1-855-769-4384

Grainger HR Service Center

External: 1-888-477-3781
Option 3
Internal: 1-847-535-HR4U (4748)
Monday–Friday
7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Central Time

When Coverage Ends

If You and Your Spouse or Domestic Partner Are Both Grainger Team Members

Resources

Special Savings Offers

Videos

Profit Savings Plan

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.

Stay well,
Kathleen Carroll
SVP & Chief Human Resources Officer

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