New Hire Enrollment

Welcome! Petco is proud to offer eligible new hires a comprehensive and competitive benefits package as part of their Total Rewards. To determine if you are eligible for benefits, visit the Eligibility page.

The purpose of this website is to ensure you have information about Petco’s benefit plans whenever you need it. Take time to familiarize yourself with the website, which contains plan overviews and summaries, links to important vendors (like medical, dental and life insurance carriers) and educational information. Becoming familiar with this site can help you get the most out of your benefits.

When Coverage Begins Direct Link

Directors and Above

Most benefits become effective on your date of hire. You can enroll in benefits up to 30 days following your date of hire.

All Other Full-time Partners

Most benefits become effective on the first of the month following 30 days from your date of hire. You can enroll in benefits up until the day before your effective date. If your status changes from part time to full time, benefits become effective on the first of the month following 30 days from the date of your change in status.

401(k) plan participation

You become eligible for the 401(k) plan on the first day of the month following six months of service during which you worked at least 500 hours. You must be at least 21 years old to participate.

Are You Enrolling Dependents? Direct Link

Visit the Eligibility page to learn about dependent eligibility.

Dependent coverage, if elected, begins at the same time your employee coverage begins. You will be required to provide proof of your dependent’s eligibility (such as a marriage of birth certificate) when requested.

For additional information about dependent eligibility, visit the Eligibility page.

Dependent Verification Process

Petco reserves the right to audit dependent elections to ensure they abide by plan rules. New Dependents will be required to have dependent verification documents submitted and approved in order for the dependent to be covered. Documentation must be submitted within 30-days of the Qualified Life Event (QLE) or Newly Eligible Enrollment. Exact details of the required documentation will be provided to you by Alight benefits enrollment portal when you add a new dependent.

Eligible Documents:

  • Spouse – Government Issued Marriage Certificate, Tax return within the last 2 years
  • Domestic Partner – Domestic Partnership Affidavit
  • Child – Government Issued Birth Certificate, Adoption Certificate, Court Document

Ready to enroll? Direct Link

When you are ready to enroll in benefits, click the Alight Benefits Enrollment Platform link at the top of the page to log in. New Users will need to set up an account by clicking New User link on the Alight page.

Contact Alight at 855-722-0241 Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. EST if you have additional questions or need assistance enrolling.

If You Miss Your Enrollment Deadline or Don’t Enroll Direct Link

If you miss your enrollment deadline or do not actively enroll within your enrollment period, you will receive only the Core benefits provided by the Company (Basic Life, AD&D insurance, Employee Assistance Program [EAP] and others if eligible) until the next annual Open Enrollment, unless you have a Qualified Life Event (QLE) change during the year.

After You Enroll Direct Link

If you enroll in medical or dental coverage, you will receive your ID cards within 4 to 6 weeks after you enroll.

You will not receive an ID card if you enroll in the vision plan through VSP.