Liz McCormick Published

Opportunities for Public to Suggest Improvements to PEIA


A subcommittee designed to listen to public concerns and ideas about the Public Employees Insurance Agency will have four more meetings over the next few days, according to Governor Jim Justice.


The public outreach subcommittee for the PEIA Task Force will hold meetings in Wheeling, Weirton, Flatwoods, and Spencer.


Meetings are planned at West Virginia Northern Community College in Wheeling and at the Thomas E. Millsop Community Center in Weirton — both Saturday at 11:00 a.m.


On Tuesday, the task force will stop at both Braxton County High School and Spencer Middle School at 6:30 p.m.


The Task Force was formed by the governor during West Virginia’s teacher walkouts earlier this year to come up with solutions to fix rising costs and premiums in the state’s public health insurance.


These are four of 21 planned public outreach meetings throughout the state. The goal is to allow West Virginians to voice their experiences with PEIA and suggest ways to improve it.