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.
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.