Transit Employees Health and Welfare Fund is excited to introduce Brandon M. Graves, a recent graduate at the University of Maryland, College Park with a B.S. in Community Health as our new Worksite Wellness Specialist. Brandon is joining the team to work with Nichole Weaver, Wellness Program Manager, with the goal of helping to grow the 689 Moving Metro Wellness program.
He is a native of the area, born in Washington, D.C and raised in Largo, MD. Joining us from Anytime Fitness where he was the lead personal trainer, committed to helping others reach their health-related goals. Prior to that, Brandon was also an intern at the Jackson Graham Building for the METRO Wellness program.
“I want to help our METRO workers understand that being healthy is not just a habit, it is a lifestyle that can lead to a longer, fuller and more satisfying life! My favorite aspect of this job is that I get to help motivate individuals to change their life for the better and I like to challenge myself by being an example.”
Brandon looks forward to meeting and working with the participants of the Transit Employees’ Health and Welfare Plan.
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.
Your plan requires a monthly contribution of $80 toward single coverage and $208 toward family coverage. Here is how the credit will work:
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.