Life Made Easier

At 689 Moving Metro, we understand how difficult it can be to find balance between work and life. That's why we created the Moving Metro Work & Life Solutions component - to meet the various needs of our members that goes beyond the workplace:

  • Connect with a life coach to set personal and professional goals at no cost.
  • Short-term counseling is available to help with stress, marital issues, grief/loss, and much more.
  • Register for the online discount service to receive discounts on childcare, adult/elder care, financial/legal services and earn points.
Community support is also one of the ways you can be successful in our wellness program. Let the professionals in Moving Metro Work and Life Solutions help you with you with all of life's issues:
  • Communicating with your spouse or partner
  • Child care and adult Care options
  • Auto and home repairs
  • Supermarkets that deliver
  • Coping with challenging situations

Get expert help. Call 1-866-440-6556 (TTY: 711) or Log on to  infonowweb.com; Username: TEHW and Password: 689MovingMetro

 

 

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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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