Open Enrollment

Open Enrollment

October 26 - November 20, 2020

The time for the Local 689 Union members to change medical and dental plans, and enroll in or increase supplemental life insurance is approaching. You will receive an enrollment guide, which includes the new rates and summary of benefits and coverage books around October 24, 2020. You can also see the guide and other important enrollment forms and documents on the Forms and Documents page.

During COVID-19, to ensure the safety of our members and staff, the Transit Employees' Health and Welfare staff are working remotely. Your options for enrolling will be by mail or through our new mail slot (available starting October 26, 2020) in our offce door at 2701 Whitney Place, Suite 100, Forestville, MD 20747.

We can be reached by phone at (301) 568-2294, by email at, and by fax at (301) 568-7302. 

Need More Information?

Please watch for additional information in the mail. It will contain important
information about how to make changes online, so do not lose or misplace the

See the "Open Enrollment" section on the Forms and Documents page for Enrollment Forms and more information.

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Do my spouse and I need to sign up for Medicare?

When you or your spouse becomes eligible for Medi­care, you should enroll in Medicare Parts A and B. For most people, enrollment in Medicare Part A is automatic (there is no premium) when you start receiving benefits from Social Security. You should sign up for Medicare Part B with the Social Security office three months before turning 65. Your monthly premium to Medicare for Part B will be deducted from your Social Security check.

When you become eligible, you are not required to enroll in Medicare Part B, but benefits will be paid by the Plan as if you are enrolled. This means that, if you do not enroll, you or your spouse will have higher expenses because you will be responsible for paying for the benefits Medicare Part B would have covered. After you submit evidence of your Part B enrollment for yourself or your dependent, your HEALTH & WELFARE Plan premium will be reduced. For more information, visit the "If You Become Eligible for Medicare" section on the Life Events page.

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