About TEHW

The Transit Employees’ Health and Welfare Plan was established in 1954. Today, the Transit Employees’ Health and Wellness Plan boasts a membership of 16,000 individuals. This includes plan participants, retirees, widows, and their family members who are employed by the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority and are members of the Local ATU 689 union.

As a governmental health plan, TEHW offers a comprehensive package of benefits, encompassing medicalprescription drugdentalvisionlife and accident coverage, and long-term and short-term disability insurance…

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What We Offer

  • Dental Benefits

    The Plan offers three dental care plans for active employees: The Cigna Dental, CareFirst Dental, CareFirst Dental with Orthodontia, and Delta Dental (Retirees Only).

  • Life and Accident Insurance

    Full-time employees, part-time employees, and retirees are automatically provided with basic life insurance. Full-time active employees and part-time Participants in the Medical plan can elect to purchase an additional $10,000 or $50,000 in supplemental life insurance at your own expense.

  • Medical Plans

    The Health & Welfare Plan provides three choices for medical Care two HMO plans and one PPO plan. All three plans offer coverage for: Medical services, Prescription drugs, & Vision Care.

  • Prescription Drug Benefits

    No matter which medical plan you choose, prescription drug coverage is included for you and your family. You can purchase your prescription medications at a pharmacy or mail-order.

  • Short and Long-Term Disability

    If you cannot work due to an illness, non-work-related injury, or pregnancy, you may be eligible for short-term disability benefits. If you cannot work due to a disability that lasts longer than 180 days, you may be eligible for long-term disability coverage.

  • Vision Benefits

    All three medical plans offer annual eye exams and eyewear for you and your family. Your vision plan benefits depend on which medical plan you have selected.

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