Most benefit options require a monthly contribution from you to help pay the cost of the benefit. If you are an active employee, your share of the cost of benefits will be deducted from your pay and is not currently subject to federal income tax. Generally, participants pay about 20% of the cost of benefits and the rest is paid for by contributions from METRO.
The necessary enrollment materials will be provided by the Health & Welfare Plan and will indicate the required contribution for each benefit option. Contact the Health & Welfare Plan for more information.
If you are on military leave for 31 days or less, you and your family will continue to receive health care coverage for up to 31 days. Coverage continues until the end of the month, after the month in which you are deployed.
If you are on military leave for more than 31 days, the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act of 1994 (USERRA) allows you to continue medical, prescription drug, vision, and dental coverage for you and your family at your own expense for up to 36 months. This continuation right is similar to COBRA. Your dependent(s) may also be eligible for health care coverage under TRICARE, the military health plan. For more information on your benefits if you go on military leave, visit the "If You Enter Military Service" on the Life Events page.