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:
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 form. Contact the Health & Welfare Plan for more information.
Yes, if you are a full-time METRO employee or working under the supplemental collective bargaining agreement (the “New Service Agreement”), you may be eligible to opt out of coverage and receive a cash payment amount. You will need to provide proof that you have coverage from a source other than METRO. For more information on opting out of coverage, visit the "Election of Cash Payment/Waiver of Coverage" section on the Enrollment page.