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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


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
Kaiser Permanente HMO Plan (301) 468-6000
(800) 777-7902
CareFirst BlueChoice HMO Plan (877) 691-5856
UnitedHealthcare/OptumRx Actives and
  Non-Medicare-Eligible Retirees:
  (866) 325-1179

  (888) 556-6648
Actives and
  Non-Medicare-Eligible Retirees:

CIGNA Dental Plan (DHMO) (800) 244-6224
CareFirst Dental Plan (866) 891-2802
Delta Dental Plan
(Retirees only)
(800) 932-0783
National Vision HMO
(for Kaiser enrollees only)
(800) 672-7723
CareFirst Vision
(through Davis Vision)
(800) 783-5602
Basic Life and Accident Insurance (800) 638-6420 (then press 2)
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
Other Important Numbers    
ATU Local 689 (301) 568-6899
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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We just had a child. Can I add my child to my coverage?

Yes, your newborn child will be covered by the Plan from the date of birth, as long as you enroll the child within 30 days from the date of birth. If you enroll the child between 31 and 90 days after the date of birth, coverage for the newborn child begins on the first of the following month. If you miss this 90-day period, you will not be able to enroll your newborn child until the next Open Enrollment Period. You will need to provide the Plan with the necessary documentation. For more information, visit the "If You Have a Baby" section on the Life Events page.

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