We are committed to providing you with the best possible service and making our working relationship a success. Effective April 13, 2020, Local 689, Full-time employees are eligible for health care from the first day of employment.
You are automatically enrolled in a Single plan with coverage under Kaiser Permanente medical and CIGNA DMO dental (default plans). If you wantto switch to a different plan or add a spouse and dependents, you need to complete an enrollment form and provide the supporting documents.
If you have other medical and dental coverage and choose to decline coverage under TEHW, complete the Opt-Out form, and provide a copy of your insurance ID card (front and back), and a copy of your WMATA ID.
If your spouse will not be enrolled under your coverage, complete the Spousal Credit form (and provide a copy of your marriage certificate & spouse insurance ID card).
Documents must be returned to Health & Welfare to firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can contact Donna Belt-Jeffries, Health & Welfare Specialist II, Monday through Friday from 8:30am to 5:00pm if you have questions. Call 301-568-2294 to speak with Donna.
Here are links to some important documents.
While you are collecting Workers’ Compensation, you are not eligible to receive short-term disability benefits from the Plan. However, you are eligible to apply for long-term disability benefits six months after your injury. Any long-term disability benefit you receive will be reduced by your Workers’ Compensation and other forms of income. For many reasons, it is to your advantage to apply for long-term disability benefits. Call the Health & Welfare Plan office if you have any questions.