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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I am on Workers’ Compensation. Can I get disability benefits, too?

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.

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