We promoted an employee from part time to full time, when do their new benefits begin?

While most companies choose to limit eligibility of benefits to full-time employees, it’s possible to offer benefits to your part-time employees. Assuming that your company offers a more complete benefits package to full-time employees than part-time employees, the recently promoted employee’s benefits should begin in the same way that they would if the employee was […]

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While most companies choose to limit eligibility of benefits to full-time employees, it’s possible to offer benefits to your part-time employees.

Assuming that your company offers a more complete benefits package to full-time employees than part-time employees, the recently promoted employee’s benefits should begin in the same way that they would if the employee was a new hire: the first day of the new job. Additionally, insurance benefits should be provided based on the company’s Waiting Period.

With that in mind, this similar answer can be helpful.

Important Notes

Federally required benefits, like social security and workers’ compensation, go into effect immediately when an employee starts a new job.

Health insurance benefits may be postponed up to, but no later than, 90 days.

Other benefits such as Paid Time Off (PTO), retirement plans, life insurance plans, etc. aren’t required, and it’s up the employer to establish policies that determine which employees are eligible, and how and when these benefits go into effect.

The Simplest Answer

If a part-time employee is promoted to full time, you should arrange to have their new benefits package go into effect on the first day they begin their new role. If there’s a waiting period before some of their new benefits begin, the waiting period should begin on that day.

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