How To Pay Your Premiums

If you are not collecting a paycheck for any reason, you must pay your monthly premium directly to the "Transit Employees’ Health & Welfare Plan." You can lose your coverage unless you make your payments by the first of the coverage month.

Please make sure that your check or money order includes the following information, written clearly:

  • Name of the covered individual: If it is NOT the top name on the check, please indicate or clearly write the name of the covered person’s first and last name.
  • Account Number: This is a new 10-character identification number provided by the Health & Welfare Plan. Please call the Health & Welfare Plan to learn your account number.

Failure to provide the above information may result in your payment being returned to you.

The Health & Welfare Plan also permits members to enroll in an auto-payment plan. You'll need to complete and submit an ACH Debit Election Form. You can request an ACH form from the Plan Office. You should also review the weekly or monthly deduction formContact the Health & Welfare Plan for more information.

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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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