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06/15/2018 — Free Nutrition Presentation To Help You Manage Your Blood Pressure

689 Moving Metro is now offering a brand new program to improve your lifestyle and diet! Learn easy ways to manage stress and blood pressure during our nutrition presentation: A nutritionist will be onsite from 11:30am-12:30 pm at the following divi...

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06/05/2018 — Living with Migraines

Almost one-third of migraine sufferers experience moderate to severe disability. The head pain and other migraine symptoms make it difficult for many to function during attacks. Migraines are a leading cause of disability around the globe. Despite th...

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06/03/2018 — National HIV Testing Day

National HIV Testing Day is on June 27th. The 2018 theme is "Doing It My Way, Testing for HIV". Find the nearest testing site and know your status on June 27th. Click here for more information. Testing is free, fast and confidential. 

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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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