Part-time Hourly Associates

The following summary provides an overview of The Home Depot benefits programs. Maximums noted for health and dental in the table are per covered person.

Health and Dental

New Hire Waiting Period
Part-time coverage is based on working an average of 16 hours per week or more over a rolling 90-day period.
Associates must average 30 hours per week or more through the eligibility period annually to maintain group benefits coverage.
Annual deductible
Coverage termination
Retirement or Termination
Core – no premium
Enhanced – premium based on plan type

Health (medical)

Covered expenses*

Core group benefits plan

Enhanced group benefits plan

• 50% coverage for semi-private room
• 100% coverage for semi-private roo
Prescription drugs**
Managed prescription drugs (DTF)
• 50% of drugs
Managed prescription drugs (DTF)
• 80% of Tier 1 drugs
• 60% of Tier 2 drugs
Dispensing Fee - covered for reasonable & customary.
Vision care
• Eye exams, 50% up to $50 per 2 calendar years
• 80% coverage
• Eye exams, once per 2 calendar years
• Prescription glasses / contact lenses, $300 per 2 calendar years
Out-of-province/Canada Medical Emergency
• No coverage
• Coinsurance 100%
• Lifetime maximum of $5,000,000
• ManuAssist– Included

Medical supplies and services

Private duty nursing
50% up to $10,000 per calendar year
100% up to $10,000 per calendar year
Hearing aids
No coverage
$500 every 5 calendar years
Orthopedic appliances
No coverage
80 % - 2 pairs per calendar year
Orthopedic shoes
No coverage
80% - 1 pair per calendar year

Paramedical practitioners



Osteopath, Podiatrist, Chiropractor, Naturopath, Massage Therapist, Physiotherapist, Speech Therapist, Acupuncturist
Up to $300 per calendar year for Paramedical and Mental Health practitioners combined
Up to $500 per practitioner per calendar year up to $1,000

Mental Health Practitioners***

Clinical Counsellor, Marriage and Family Therapist, Psychoanalyst, Social Worker, Psychotherapist and Psychologist
$1,000 per calendar year for all mental health practitioners combined


Dental Fee Guide
Current guide for general practitioners and specialists based on province in which services are rendered (same as current coverage)

Covered Expenses*

Core group benefits plan

Enhanced group benefits plan

Basic and Preventative Services
50% to a maximum of $300 per calendar year
100% to a maximum of $2,000 per calendar year
Dentures and Major restorative services
No coverage
50% to a maximum of $2,000 per calendar year
Orthodontics (child and adult)
No coverage
50% to a lifetime maximum of $1,500

Spending Account Allowance (Health Care or Wellness)


Couple (associate plus one)





Claims submitted to the Health Care Spending Account are not subject to taxes (except in Quebec). Claims submitted to the Wellness Spending Account will be subject to tax.

Short Term Disability (STD) for associates hired prior to February 15, 2003

Cost Sharing
100% Employer Paid
Replaces 66.7% of weekly earnings
Qualifying Period
7 calendar days
Maximum Benefit Period
16 weeks
Waiting period
90 calendar days
Taxable to the Employee
Definition of disability
Employee is unable to complete own occupation due to illness or not work-related injury
Coverage termination
At retirement or termination

Other Benefits

Insurance Coverages

Business Travel
1 x annual earnings
Maximum: $500,000
Coverage termination
At retirement, termination, or age 70, whichever is earlier

Home Depot Programs

Tuition Reimbursement
50% of tuition, registration fees and books for approved courses per calendar year based on group benefits eligibility requirements.
• 0 - 3 years of service = $3,000
• 3+ years of service = $5,000
Deferred Profit-Sharing Plan (DPSP)
• Home Depot contribution
• Annual earnings x (3% + discretionary portion)
Registered Retirement Savings Plan (RRSP)
• Personal contribution
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Personal contribution – 15% stock savings
Jury/Witness Duty
Home Depot pays the difference between per diem as juror and regular earnings when employee has jury duty during regular work schedule.
Bereavement Leave Paid Benefit ****
Up to 5 paid days, depending on the relationship after 90 days of service:
• 5 days: Spouse, child, parents, siblings
• 3 days: Grandparent, parent/sibling in-laws, a relative who is dependent on the associate for care or assistance.
• 1 day: other close relatives
Sick/Family Responsibility Leave Paid Benefit ****
12 paid hours annually, after 1 year of service British Columbia only – 5 instances
Vacation Rate ****
Paid on bi-weekly payroll
• 2 weeks’ time after 1 year (paid at 4% of eligible earnings)
• 3 weeks' time after 5 years (paid at 6% of eligible earnings)
• 4 weeks’ time after 10 years (paid at 8% of eligible earnings)
• 5 weeks’ time after 20 years (paid at 10% of eligible earnings)
• Quebec Only: 3 weeks’ time after 3 years (paid at 6% of eligible earnings)
Float days
1 shift per year after 1 year of service (based on average hours)