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, your newborn child will be covered by the Plan from the date of birth, as long as you enroll the child within 30 days from the date of birth. If you enroll the child between 31 and 90 days after the date of birth, coverage for the newborn child begins on the first of the following month. If you miss this 90-day period, you will not be able to enroll your newborn child until the next Open Enrollment Period. You will need to provide the Plan with the necessary documentation. For more information, visit the "If You Have a Baby" section on the Life Events page.