health insurance

County agencies oppose PEIA rate hikes during public meeting in Charleston

BY: - November 14, 2023

During a public hearing in Charleston Monday evening, more than a dozen people spoke against proposed health insurance premiums hikes for state and local government workers.  About 50 people attended the Public Employees Insurance Agency’s public hearing at the Culture Center.  PEIA is proposing to increase premiums for state employees by 10.5% for fiscal year […]

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Medicare open enrollment continues through Dec. 7 

BY: - October 24, 2023

Beginning this month, Medicare beneficiaries can review and change their health insurance coverage for the upcoming year.  Open enrollment for the federal health insurance program began Oct. 15 and continues through Dec. 7. Coverage changes made during open enrollment take effect Jan. 1.  “This is the main time that people can change their insurance If […]

West Virginia PEIA may raise rates next year, director says 

BY: - September 12, 2023

West Virginia’s Public Employees Insurance Agency may raise rates for members again next year, director Brian Cunningham told state lawmakers Tuesday. “According to our strategic plan there are premium increases forecast for fiscal year 2025,” Cunningham said. “We’re going to do everything we can to prevent those premium increases and it would be premature for […]