New Hire Enrollment


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

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.

Employee Benefits Selection & Wellness Program

2021 Open Enrollment Guide

2021 Active Contribution Rates

Health Benefit Enrollment Form

Green Authorization Card

MetLife Insurance Beneficiary Form

Member Opt-Out Form

Spousal Credit Form

Key Contacts for Claims and Services

2021 Summary of Benefits and Coverage

HIPAA Notice of Privacy Practices

Initial COBRA Notice


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My spouse and I are legally separated. Can I remove my spouse from my coverage?

Your spouse’s coverage ends if you get divorced or if your marriage is annulled. If you are separated but still legally married, your spouse is still covered. You can remover him or her during the annual open enrollment.  Your domestic partner loses coverage when your relationship no longer meets the criteria for a domestic partner relationship.

If you and your spouse are divorced, you should notify the Health & Welfare Plan Office immediately. If you fail to remove your divorced spouse from the Plan, you could be liable for any expenses claimed by your former spouse after the date of the divorce. For more information, see the Life Events page.

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