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02/23/2018 — New Wellness Rewards Program Coming Soon!

The new reward structure for the Go365 program will be announced in March!  Please check back for updates soon!   For previous Virgin Pulse participants, your premium discount and pulse cash will be paid out in March.    Questions? Contact the wellne...

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02/22/2018 — GoGo Fitness: New Exercise Classes Offered in March

New GoGo Fitness classes coming soon! Come dance and sweat to the beat of GoGo music during the month of March. All classes will be held in the Local 689 Union Hall.  Dates: March 8 | March 15 | March 22 | March 29 Time: 6:30 - 7:30 pm Cost: $5.00 (P...

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02/22/2018 — Flexible Fridays: New Stretching Program at Bladensburg Bus Division

689 Moving Metro is offering a four-week program designed to incorporate stretching as part of your daily routine! Each class is only 20 minutes and works to improve flexibility and reduce stress as part of our commitment to keep you safe on the job....

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September 08, 2017

Fat, fructose and calories: 5 nutrition ‘facts’ we used to believe

tehw shared this story from Wellness.

The rules of nutrition keep changing, so you better keep up.





September 08, 2017

FDA approves first-of-its-kind 'living drug' for childhood leukemia

tehw shared this story from Wellness.

The landmark action opens a new chapter in cancer treatment and clears the drug to treat childhood leukemia.





September 08, 2017

Want your kids to have healthy bones? It will take more than a milk mustache.

tehw shared this story from Wellness.

The nutrition decisions that kids make now will affect their bones for the rest of their lives.





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How does the Spousal Credit work?

The 2012 collective bargaining agreement permits employees to receive a credit of up to $1,200 if their spouse opts out of the Transit Employees’ Health & Welfare Plan’s health insurance program. It can only be used as a credit against medical and dental benefit expenses incurred as a Participant in the Plan. You must elect the spousal credit option each year.

Up to $100 per month will be applied to reduce the cost of your medical and dental insurance. It cannot be applied to reduce the cost of any supplemental life insurance you may have elected or of any other voluntary benefit.

Example

Your plan requires a monthly contribution of $80 toward single coverage and $208 toward family coverage. Here is how the credit will work:

  • For a family with only employee and spouse coverage, the spousal credit would change your plan from family to single (from $208 to $80) and the credit would further reduce the monthly contribution for single coverage ($80) to zero.
  • For a family with employee, spouse and children coverage, the spousal credit would not change your family plan coverage ($208), but it would reduce the $208 amount you pay to $108 (the maximum credit of $100 per month).

This credit is available to employees and retirees, but cannot be combined with the employee opt-out payment. This credit is available only if the employee or retiree remains covered in the Transit Employees Health and Welfare program.

You can only elect the spousal credit option during the annual open enrollment period, usually in May of each year. It will be effective for your premiums for the following July 1st. Download the Spousal Credit form here.

If you have more questions, please contact the Health and Welfare Plan Office.

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