Introducing 689 Moving Me: Fitbit Platform

689 Moving Metro is dedicated to helping you make small changes to keep you safe and healthy. That’s why we’ve partnered with Fitbit to help our members track their activity while providing a fun and engaging online platform. When it comes to reaching your fitness goals, tracking your step count is just the beginning. Members can track every part of their day through the Fitbit app by including activity, exercise, food, weight and sleep – all to keep you motivated and see how small steps can make a big impact on your health. 

How Do I Benefit?   

689 Moving Me is completely FREE to join and part of your health benefits.  

Earn discounts off your health insurance premium every quarter and save up to $240 a year! The more you participate in the program, the higher your reward levels! Just meet your step goal 20 days out the month.  

Compete with your fellow co-workers, families and friends. Our community is steadily growing! Get support and motivation on your path to better health. Cheer on your co-workers and playfully tease them during a quarterly step challenge! “Like” our Facebook page and keep us updated on your progress! 

Joining 689 Moving Me is Fast and Easy! 

Join now! Follow the steps below and catch up with your co-workers! 

  1. Visit fitbit.com/signup to create a FREE account and download the Fitbit app on your smartphone.  

  1. Send the SAME email address you used to register for your Fitbit account to wellness@tehw.org 

  1. You will receive an invitation from Fitbit with setup instructions.  

689 Moving Metro offers a custom storefront for Local 689 members! Click here to order your device.  

Questions about your devices or app? Call Fitbit Customer Service at: 1-877-623-4997. Visit https://help.fitbit.com for additional support.  

  

 

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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 November of each year. It will be effective for your premiums for the following January 1st. Download the Spousal Credit form here.

If you have more questions, please contact the Health and Welfare Plan Office.

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