How Many Hours To Work at Starbucks for Insurance?


What does it take to be eligible for Starbucks’ insurance?

Starbucks allows its employees to avail themselves of its benefits, such as insurance.


Your eligibility for Starbucks benefits is determined by the total hours you’ve received in a specific period or how long you’ve been at Starbucks.

The type of your employment also plays a vital role in your eligibility:

  • Part-time employees need 240 hours in the first three months.
  • Full-time employees need to work for the first 60 days after employment.

This article will provide a detailed guide on how many hours you need on your paycheck to qualify for Starbucks’ benefits program.

Starbucks Insurance for Employees

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Starbucks provides excellent benefits to its employees.

Some benefits are available to all employees, while others require eligibility. It depends on your role and the number of hours you’ve worked.

The most significant perk of these benefits is insurance.

In addition to insurance, the employees get bonuses such as Spotify premium membership, sick time, discounts at various retailers, and many other perks.


You have to work for 20 hours a week to be eligible for Starbucks’ benefits program.

Part-Time Employees

To be eligible for benefits such as insurance as a part-time employee at Starbucks, you must work 20 hours a week for three consecutive months.

You must achieve a total of 240 hours to qualify to enjoy the benefits.

Let us explain the situation in easy words with a scenario.

If you’re hired on February 13th, Starbucks will start counting your total hours in March. If you have at least 240 hours on paychecks received during the next three months, you’ll be eligible for benefits on July 1st.

Full-Time Employees

To be eligible for Starbucks insurance or other benefits as a full-time employee, you must work for 60 days after your employment to show consistency.

When the 60 days are complete, you’ll be eligible for benefits on the first day of the following month.

To further explain, if you’re hired on February 13th, your 60th day will be April 13th. Your eligibility will start on May 1st.

Maintaining Your Benefits Eligibility

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Starbucks checks eligibility twice yearly, usually on January 6th and July 6th.

To keep your eligibility and coverage, you must have at least 520 hours on your paychecks between the start and end of each measurement period.

The measurement period for January’s audit starts on July 6th and ends on January 5th. Likewise, July’s audit begins on January 6th and ends on July 5th.


Please keep track of your total hours on the ‘My Partner Info’ to ensure you have enough to be eligible for benefits.

Also, it’s important to remember that the hours you work near the end of the measurement period might not be paid until the next period.

Final Word

Working 20 hours a week at Starbucks will grant you access to its benefits program, which covers insurance, sick time, Spotify premium membership, and many more perks.

The situation is different for full-time and part-time employees.

As a part-time employee, you must work for three months and have 240 completed hours to get the insurance. However, as a full-time employee, you’ll be eligible after the 60th day of your employment.

It’s also necessary to have 520 hours of work on your paychecks between the start and end date of measurement periods.

Frequently Asked Questions

How Are Total Hours Calculated at Starbucks?

Total hours are your paid hours for your work time and any paid time off. Additionally, any credit hours you receive for an approved leave of absence also count.

You’ll find the total hours listed on your pay statement as benefit and leave of absence hours.

What Are the Eligibility Cut-Off Dates, and Where Can I Find Them?

The cut-off date is the last day you can work for your total hours to count toward the audit.

You can find these dates on the ‘Maintaining Your Benefits Eligibility Poster’ in your store or online in the benefits section of the Partner Hub.

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