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This Benefits Guide describes benefits provided to all non-union U.S. associates. Eligibility for union associates is subject to the terms of their Collective Bargaining Agreement. To see the legal notices, click here.

For Associates

Full-time, active associates in the U.S. are eligible for Sysco's group benefits (medical, dental, vision, life, AD&D, long-term disability and flexible spending accounts). You can find eligibility information for other benefits with their descriptions in this guide.

For Dependents

You may also cover certain family members, including your legal spouse (unless otherwise required by law), domestic partner* (as of January 1, 2023) and your dependent child(ren). Eligible children include:

  • Your biological or legally adopted child
  • A child who has been lawfully in your home for adoption
  • Your legally placed foster child
  • Your stepchild (meaning the eligible child of your legal spouse)
  • Child(ren) of your domestic partner

Dependent children may remain covered to age 26, regardless of whether they live with you or not. Coverage ends on the day before the dependent’s 26th birthday.

Eligibility for dependent children status may be extended for an unmarried physically or mentally disabled child, regardless of age, provided the disability started by or before age 26. Proof of the child’s disability must be submitted to your medical insurance administrator within 31 days of the child’s 26th birthday.

It is your responsibility to confirm and verify that an individual meets the definition of a dependent and provide any and all proper documentation for dependents when requested.

If Both You and Your Spouse or Domestic Partner Work at Sysco

Note: Domestic partners are covered under the Sysco benefit plan as of January 1, 2023.

If you and your spouse or domestic partner are both eligible to enroll in the Sysco Health and Welfare plans, you can select one of the below enrollment options: 

  1. You may each enroll independently/separately in Sysco benefits
    OR
  2. You may cover your spouse or domestic partner as an eligible dependent under your plan (or vice versa)

Please note – you cannot elect both option 1 and 2. No Sysco associate can be covered as both a dependent and an associate under the plan.

In addition, your child(ren) cannot be covered as a dependent by both you and your spouse or domestic partner. Only one of you can cover your eligible child(ren).

Dependent Eligibility Verification

Part of the enrollment process includes verifying your dependents covered under Sysco's benefit plans. Dependents are eligible for benefits, provided they meet the eligibility rules defined in the Sysco benefit plans. Sysco will conduct a verification of dependent data after the enrollment period ends. Alight’s Dependent Verification Center will request documentation (i.e. birth certificate, proof of marriage, adoption or legal guardianship records and joint ownership paperwork, domestic partnership affidavit) to validate the relationship with your eligible dependents.

Please note that falsification of dependent eligibility may result in disciplinary action, up to and including loss of benefits or termination of employment. Make sure you only add dependents that are eligible for coverage under the Sysco plans.

* Domestic partners are eligible for coverage as of Jan. 1, 2023. Rates for domestic partners can be viewed in the Total Rewards Café during your enrollment period. Rates are post-tax and subject to imputed income. Consult with your tax and/or your financial advisor for additional details.