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
Yes, if you are a full-time METRO employee or working under the supplemental collective bargaining agreement (the “New Service Agreement”), you may be eligible to opt out of coverage and receive a cash payment amount. You will need to provide proof that you have coverage from a source other than METRO. For more information on opting out of coverage, visit the "Election of Cash Payment/Waiver of Coverage" section on the Enrollment page.