Upcoming Wellness Events

Spring is here and with it comes the opportunity for our 689 Moving Metro wellness program to participate in onsite events like Employee Appreciation Day and Employee Health and Safety Fairs. 

These events are the perfect time for members to gain information and tools needed to make small changes that lead to a healthier life and to learn more about how to enroll in wellness program.

Vendors often include health insurance providers like Kaiser or Carefirst a long with other healthy activities such as chair massage or healthy snack samples. Some events even have prize raffles for participants. 

Stay tuned to our website for events that we will attend.

Here's what's scheduled so far:

New Carrollton Yard Employee Appreciation and Health Safety Fair

  • Thursday April 16th, 11am-3pm

Bladensburg Bus Division 689 Moving Metro Health and Wellness Fair

  • Thursday April 23rd, 11am-4pm

Carmen Turner Facility 689 Moving Metro and METRO Wellness Fair

  • Wednesday May 6th, 12pm-3pm

Shady Grove Employee Appreciation and Health Safety Fair 

  • Wednesday June 10th (time TBD)

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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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