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The Health & Welfare Plan's address is:

Transit Employees’ Health & Welfare Plan
2701 Whitney Place
Suite 100
Forestville, Maryland 20747

Phone: 301-568-2294

Fax: 301-568-7302

Email: info@tehw.org

The Health & Welfare Plan Office is open Monday through Friday, from 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM.

Directions to the Transit Employees’ Health & Welfare Plan Office
The office of the Transit Employees’ Health & Welfare Plan Office is located just inside the beltway on the first floor of the ATU Local 689 union building in Forestville, MD. From the Beltway, take exit 11-B (Route 4, Pennsylvania Ave) toward Washington DC. The second traffic light is Donnell Drive. Turn right (north) on Donnell Drive. At the end of Donnell Drive, turn left onto Marlboro Pike. Immediately after turning onto Marlboro Pike, make a right onto Whitney Place. The union office building will be on the left and the Health & Welfare Plan Office is to the left of the main entrance.

The chart below shows other helpful contact information. 

 Phone NumberWebsite
CareFirst PPO Plan (202) 479-6096
(877) 691-5856
www.carefirst.com
Kaiser Permanente HMO Plan (301) 468-6000
(800) 777-7902
www.kaiserpermanente.org
CareFirst BlueChoice HMO Plan (877) 691-5856 www.carefirst.com
UnitedHealthcare/OptumRx Actives and
  Non-Medicare-Eligible Retirees:
  (866) 325-1179

Medicare-Eligible 
Retirees:
  (888) 556-6648
Actives and
  Non-Medicare-Eligible Retirees:
  www.optumrx.com

Medicare-Eligible 
Retirees:
  www.uhcretiree.com
CIGNA Dental Plan (DHMO) (800) 244-6224 www.cigna.com
CareFirst Dental Plan (866) 891-2802 www.carefirst.com
Delta Dental Plan
(Retirees only)
(800) 932-0783 www.deltadentalins.com
National Vision HMO
(for Kaiser enrollees only)
(800) 672-7723 www.e-nva.com
CareFirst Vision
(through Davis Vision)
(800) 783-5602 www.carefirst.com
or
www.davisvision.com
Basic Life and Accident Insurance (800) 638-6420 (then press 2) www.metlife.com
Voluntary Universal Life (NGP) (800) 344-9016  
Weekly Sickness and Accident and Disability Plan (301) 568-2294  
Long-Term Disability Plan
  • MetLife 
    (If your last day worked was before July 1, 2011)
  • The Hartford
    (If your last day worked was after June 30, 2011)
(800) 300-4296
(800) 752-9713
www.metlife.com
www.thehartfordatwork.com
Other Important Numbers    
ATU Local 689 (301) 568-6899 www.atulocal689.org
Transit Employees’ Retirement Plan* (202) 962-1076  
Dependent Care Assistance Program* (202) 962-1076  
METRO Medical Office (202) 636-7141  
METRO Payroll (202) 962-1640  

* These benefits are not provided through the Plan, but the contact information is provided for your convenience.

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I am on military leave. What happens to my family coverage?

If you are on military leave for 31 days or less, you and your family will continue to receive health care coverage for up to 31 days. Coverage continues until the end of the month, after the month in which you are deployed.

If you are on military leave for more than 31 days, the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act of 1994 (USERRA) allows you to continue medical, prescription drug, vision, and dental coverage for you and your family at your own expense for up to 36 months. This continu­ation right is similar to COBRA. Your dependent(s) may also be eligible for health care coverage under TRICARE, the military health plan. For more information on your benefits if you go on military leave, visit the "If You Enter Military Service" on the Life Events page.

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