689 Moving Metro

Welcome to the 689 Moving Metro Wellness Program!  Our goal is to empower Local 689 members and their families by equipping you with the information and tools you need to make small changes moving toward a healthier life. We are based in the Transit Employees Health and Welfare Plan that services the Local 689 Union.

Through 689 Moving Metro, you can have access to:

  • Wellness platform through our partnership with Fitbit
  • On-site wellness open house events
  • Fitness classes and activities
  • Nutrition demonstrations
  • Workplace challenges

We have officially partnered with Fitbit to help track your steps! By partnering with Fitbit, we are taking action to encourage physical activity, which has been linked to helping fight high rates of chronic conditions such as obesity, diabetes, and cancer. Robust scientific evidence shows that physical activity is critical for both preventing and treating these conditions; walking is one simple, yet impactful way to improve your fitness level. Join now. 

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Our wellness program is also comprised of a Work & Life Solutions component to meet the various needs of our members that goes beyond the workplace. Through this component, we provide expert help on many issues our members face daily.  

These partnerships expand the services, programs, and resources available to our members to help fulfill the mission of our program. Learn more here.  

Participation in the 689 Moving Metro wellness program is completely voluntary. We encourage our members to actively seek the resources to enjoy the well- being benefits and help improve your quality of life.                                                            

Questions? Contact the wellness team! Email: wellness@tehw.org   

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How does the Spousal Credit work?

The 2012 collective bargaining agreement permits employees to receive a credit of up to $1,200 if their spouse opts out of the Transit Employees’ Health & Welfare Plan’s health insurance program. It can only be used as a credit against medical and dental benefit expenses incurred as a Participant in the Plan. You must elect the spousal credit option each year.

Up to $100 per month will be applied to reduce the cost of your medical and dental insurance. It cannot be applied to reduce the cost of any supplemental life insurance you may have elected or of any other voluntary benefit.

Example

Your plan requires a monthly contribution of $80 toward single coverage and $208 toward family coverage. Here is how the credit will work:

  • For a family with only employee and spouse coverage, the spousal credit would change your plan from family to single (from $208 to $80) and the credit would further reduce the monthly contribution for single coverage ($80) to zero.
  • For a family with employee, spouse and children coverage, the spousal credit would not change your family plan coverage ($208), but it would reduce the $208 amount you pay to $108 (the maximum credit of $100 per month).

This credit is available to employees and retirees, but cannot be combined with the employee opt-out payment. This credit is available only if the employee or retiree remains covered in the Transit Employees Health and Welfare program.

You can only elect the spousal credit option during the annual open enrollment period, usually in May of each year. It will be effective for your premiums for the following July 1st. Download the Spousal Credit form here.

If you have more questions, please contact the Health and Welfare Plan Office.

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