Beyond The Weight

Join 689 Moving Metro for a unique four-week program that combines the elements of well-being and mindfulness to create healthy behaviors to help you achieve & sustain weight loss!

  • When: Wednesdays in June and the start of July from 11am - 12 pm. See below for session topics.
  • Where: Online webinar. Please register to attend. Once you do, the links to attend and the handouts will be emailed to you. (Please note that you can also join by phone. If you do, you must submit your name to the wellness team to receive credit for attending. You can contact the wellness team by email at
  • How to Register: Send an email to

Get Rewarded! You can earn $50 for each session you attend (up to $200 for attending all four sessions).

This program is open to all Local 689 members and spouses/significant others. However, only Local 689 members are eligible to earn rewards,

Beyond the Weight Webinars

Wednesday, June 3 from 11am to 12pm

  • Webinar
  • To listen via phone, call 312-535-8110
  • Access Code for Webinar: 470 294 639

Wednesday, June 10 from 11am to 12pm

Wednesday, June 24 from 11am to 12pm

Wednesday, July 1 from 11am to 12pm


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I am not working. Can I stay on the Plan’s coverage?

If you are not working, but you are still eligible for Plan coverage under the collective bargaining agreement, you may continue your coverage under the Plan by making monthly payments to the Plan during your period(s) of leave. You must notify the Health and Welfare office when you return to work.

If you are out on Workers’ Compensation, you must also make your monthly payments directly to the Health & Welfare Plan because they are not deducted from your paycheck or from your Workers’ Compensation benefits.

Payments are due on the first of the month. It is your responsibility to make your Health & Welfare payments on time. The Plan does not send notices of delinquent payments, nor will it send you a bill. If you do not make your payments on time, your coverage under the Plan will end. Consider permitting the Plan to deduct payments from your bank account. Contact the Plan for more information.

Coverage will retroactively end as of the monthly premium payment due date if the required monthly premium payment is not paid within 30 days from the due date (e.g., if the monthly premium payment for September, which is due on September 1, is not paid by September 30th, coverage would be terminated as of September 1). If coverage is terminated due to non-payment of the required monthly premium payment, you may again become covered (on a prospective basis) by sending in the required monthly premium payment for future coverage. Your coverage will re-start as of the first day of the month following receipt of the required monthly premium payment. You will not be permitted to retroactively reinstate coverage for any period of coverage that terminated due to non-payment of the required monthly premium payment.

If you are on a leave of absence for military duty, you are permitted to continue medical, dental, prescription drug, and vision benefit coverage under this Plan for you and your covered dependents in accordance with the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act of 1994 (USERRA). Please see the “If You Enter Military Service”  section on the Life Events page for more information.

If your coverage ends due to termination of your employment with METRO, you may be eligible for COBRA for you and your family. Although METRO will notify the Health & Welfare Plan of your termination, you are also encouraged to inform the Health & Welfare Plan to avoid any delay.

If you lose Plan coverage due to the termination of your employment or any other reason, you may want to look into purchasing health coverage through a Health Insurance Marketplace.

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