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Benefits Eligibility

You can use some of your partner benefits right away – for others, you need to meet certain criteria. Here are the eligibility details for each of the plans and programs. 

Benefits available to partners upon hire: 

  • Caring Unites Partners (CUP) Fund
  • TELUS Health (formerly LifeWorks)
    • Employee Assistance Program (EAP) and WorkLife services
    • Perks (Discounts and Savings) at various retailers
  • Headspace
  • Partner Matching Gifts – Starbucks matches gifts of time or money
  • Vacation – for salaried partners
  • Sick time
  • Weekly coffee markout and in-store discount
  • Beverage benefits (for store partners)
  • Coffeegear
  • Starbucks Global Academy

Benefits with eligibility based on hire date:

  • Vacation – after 6 continuous months of service for retail hourly partners
  • Bean Stock – typically eligible for a November grant if employed by May 1 with no breaks in service between May 1 and the grant date
  • Future Savings Retirement & Savings Plan – all partners over the age of 18 and completing 90 days of continuous employment, counted from the most recent date of hire
  • Stock Investment Plan (S.I.P.) – after 90 days of employment

Benefits that require you to be “benefits eligible”:

  • Extended Health & Dental Plans
  • Short Term Disability
  • Long Term Disability (retail salaried and support partners only)
  • Life, AD&D, Critical Illness Insurance
  • Family Expansion Reimbursement
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Gender Affirmation

How do I become “benefits eligible”?

How you become “benefits eligible” for the first time depends on your role.

  • If you are a retail hourly partner: Your eligibility begins after you are paid at least 160 hours in two consecutive calendar months (equivalent to 20 hours per week).
  • For all other partners: Your eligibility begins on your hire date.

How do I remain “benefits eligible”?

To remain eligible, retail hourly partners must be paid at least 240 hours per calendar quarter (equivalent to 20 hours per week).*