Health insurance is a touchy subject these days. It’s expensive and often not available unless you work full time for a company. Is there any hope for people who neither need nor want to work part time? The answer is yes, if you work for the right employer. Believe it or not, there are still employers who offer benefits to part time employees.
If you’re looking for a part time job and need benefits, you might want to apply at one of the following companies.
- Starbucks – This coffee roaster, based in Seattle, offers their Special Blend of benefits to employees who work at least 20 hours a week. These benefits include basics, such as health, dental, and vision insurance, as well as extras, such as adoption assistance, tuition assistance, and commuter benefits.
- Costco – This warehouse retailer also offers benefits to employees who work 20 hours a week. Health, dental, vision, prescription drug, and other benefits are available to part time employees.
- Target – Benefits for part time employees at Target are based on hours worked and position. All benefit packages include health, dental, and vision insurance. They also offer a flexible spending account for health care.
- Bank of America – Part timers at Bank of America are offered the same benefits as full time employees. Benefits include health, dental, vision, life, and disability insurance, as well as a flexible spending account.
- JP Morgan Chase – Employees working 20 hours a week are eligible for benefits at JP Morgan Chase. In addition to health, dental, and vision insurance, the financial institution offers adoption assistance, eldercare programs, and backup childcare options.
- REI – REI is a great place to work for part time employees. Those working at least 20 hours a week are entitled to the same benefits as full time employees. Those who work fewer hours, as well as seasonal employees, can get 60% of their health insurance paid by their employer.
- Lowe’s – All regular part time employees at Lowe’s are entitled to benefits, including a limited benefit health care plan, life insurance, vision, dental, and short term disability insurance.
- Land’s End – This popular clothing store offers a slew of benefits to it’s part time employees. In addition to health, dental, and vision insurance, Land’s End offers an onsite medical clinic, backup childcare, and a retirement plan complete with a company match.
- UPS – If you are a part time employee at UPS, you are entitled to a variety of insurance options, including health, dental, and vision. In addition, part time are eligible to take advantage of the UPS Earn and Learn Program, which provides tuition assistance.
- Walmart – Part time benefits at Walmart vary. According to a source at Walmart, “Part time associates who meet Walmart’s eligibility requirements are eligible to enroll themselves and their families in Walmart’s comprehensive benefits plans. Part time eligibility varies, based on the associate’s hire date and number of hours worked.” According to ABC News , Walmart associates who work more than 24 hours a week are eligible for benefits.
Though it may be difficult to find a part time job with benefits, there are jobs out there. You just need to know where to apply!
Do you have a part time job with benefits? If so, where do you work? Do you know of other companies that offer benefits to part timers? If so, please share!
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For all the bad press starbucks gets, it does treat it’s staff well and has an excellent array of benefits. I’m not their biggest fan in terms of their aggressive approach to business, but they do look after their staff, especially if you are part time.
I am disable and want a part-time job I’m mostly use to dealing to health care like a care giver takes care of the elderly. I just feel like a little more cash would be a help with my disability benefits.
I’m retired from Social Security Disability, and I’m looking for some part time Job, no doing some hard lifting because my back or neck problems. Someting with can handle with care.
From actual workers in the service industry, I have heard harrowing tales about employees being cut back to minimal hours, so I wonder how long this perk can be sustained?
Why can’t we buy health insurance like auto insurance? Why do you need a job with a mega-corp to get affordable health insurance at an affordable group rate?
They are all huge corporations. What about type of work that are locally owned? Is it no small coincidence that corporations driving wages down compared to inflation try to keep work on the part-time front? In the long run, buying and working locally are the more frugal things to do.
Daughter works at Meijer part-time and has benefits. She even has dental and we don’t and my husband works full-time.