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.
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.