Approximately 2,200 Local 689 members will not have health and welfare premiums deducted from their paycheck for the January 17th pay date due to a file error sent to WMATA payroll. Employees affected by this error will have double deductions taken on the January 24th pay date.
We deeply regret any inconvenience this may cause.
Transit Employees' Health and Welfare Fund
If you transfer from a full-time to a part-time position, you will have to pay more out-of-pocket to continue your medical coverage. Medical, vision and dental coverage are not mandatory for part-time employees. You have the option to discontinue your coverage if you become a part-time employee. You will return to the Plan as soon as The Health and Welfare office is notified of your return to full-time status.
Part-time employees can choose to pay monthly for coverage through the Health & Welfare Plan. All part-time employees (except for New Service Agreement employees and re-hired retired employees) receive long-term disability and life insurance coverage. For more information, visit the Enrollment page.