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11/07/2017 — Check out the Fall Issue of Heart Insight Magazine!

The American Heart Association released it's fall issue of Heart Insight Magazine! The magazine is filled with lots of information you can use to improve your heart health. Click on the icon below to view the magazine.  Look inside > Tabl...

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11/06/2017 — The Great American Smokeout

Quitting isn't easy. So make sure people know how much you support them every step of the way. On November 16, join others across the nation as they begin a tobacco-free life. The American Cancer Society is here to help anytime you or anyone else who...

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11/03/2017 — November is Smoking Cessation Month!

Tobacco smoke still accounts for the #1 most preventable death in the US – accounting for 1 in every 5 deaths. Throughout the month of November, 689 Moving Metro will be providing resources to assist our members who want to become quitters! While out...

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September 08, 2017

Fat, fructose and calories: 5 nutrition ‘facts’ we used to believe

tehw shared this story from Wellness.

The rules of nutrition keep changing, so you better keep up.





September 08, 2017

FDA approves first-of-its-kind 'living drug' for childhood leukemia

tehw shared this story from Wellness.

The landmark action opens a new chapter in cancer treatment and clears the drug to treat childhood leukemia.





September 08, 2017

Want your kids to have healthy bones? It will take more than a milk mustache.

tehw shared this story from Wellness.

The nutrition decisions that kids make now will affect their bones for the rest of their lives.





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I am not working. Can I stay on the Plan’s coverage?

If you are not working, but you are still eligible for Plan coverage under the collective bargaining agreement, you may continue your coverage under the Plan by making monthly payments to the Plan during your period(s) of leave. You must notify the Health and Welfare office when you return to work.

If you are out on Workers’ Compensation, you must also make your monthly payments directly to the Health & Welfare Plan because they are not deducted from your paycheck or from your Workers’ Compensation benefits.

Payments are due on the first of the month. It is your responsibility to make your Health & Welfare payments on time. The Plan does not send notices of delinquent payments, nor will it send you a bill. If you do not make your payments on time, your coverage under the Plan will end. Consider permitting the Plan to deduct payments from your bank account. Contact the Plan for more information.

Coverage will retroactively end as of the monthly premium payment due date if the required monthly premium payment is not paid within 30 days from the due date (e.g., if the monthly premium payment for September, which is due on September 1, is not paid by September 30th, coverage would be terminated as of September 1). If coverage is terminated due to non-payment of the required monthly premium payment, you may again become covered (on a prospective basis) by sending in the required monthly premium payment for future coverage. Your coverage will re-start as of the first day of the month following receipt of the required monthly premium payment. You will not be permitted to retroactively reinstate coverage for any period of coverage that terminated due to non-payment of the required monthly premium payment.

If you are on a leave of absence for military duty, you are permitted to continue medical, dental, prescription drug, and vision benefit coverage under this Plan for you and your covered dependents in accordance with the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act of 1994 (USERRA). Please see the “If You Enter Military Service”  section on the Life Events page for more information.

If your coverage ends due to termination of your employment with METRO, you may be eligible for COBRA for you and your family. Although METRO will notify the Health & Welfare Plan of your termination, you are also encouraged to inform the Health & Welfare Plan to avoid any delay.

If you lose Plan coverage due to the termination of your employment or any other reason, you may want to look into purchasing health coverage through a Health Insurance Marketplace.

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