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05/11/2020 — NEW! Member Self-Service Portal

We are excited to provide a New Member Portal called EasyAdmin. Click on the “Read Full Story” link below to view more information. Please use Google Chrome when accessing the Member Portal. Currently, EasyAdmin is available for the Special Enrollmen...

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04/30/2020 — New Hire Alert

Great News! WMATA and Local 689 have agreed that effective April 13th, all Local 689 new hires will become eligible for health/dental from the first day of employment. The Transit Employees' Health & Welfare Plan provides the medical, pharmacy, d...

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04/30/2020 — Contacting the Health & Welfare Plan Office During the COVID-19 Emergency

We are committed to providing you with the best possible service, and to making our working relationship a success. Due to the Coronavirus, you can submit enrollment documents to the Health & Welfare office via email at info@tehw.org or fax to 30...

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

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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 November of each year. It will be effective for your premiums for the following January 1st. Download the Spousal Credit form here.

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

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