Citizens call PEIA increases ‘unsustainable’ in Charleston forum 

By Stephen Baldwin, RealWV A crowd of several dozen concerned citizens attended a forum hosted by the Public Employment Insurance Association (PEIA) board this past Monday night.  The PEIA board is considering a proposal to raise rates on state and local workers who belong to the insurance plan. Proposed raises on rates include a 10.5% […]

PEIA proposes increasing rates by at least 10.5%, again

By Stephen Baldwin, RealWV In October 2021, Governor Jim Justice promised that Public Employment Insurance Agency (PEIA) rates would never increase on his watch. At the time, the PEIA board was considering a rate hike and he said to public employees, ““You can either trust me or not. But I am the one that came […]

Finance board for state insurer goes with straight premium increases

By Brad McElhinny The board overseeing finances for the Public Employees Insurance Agency went ahead with straight premium increases to get in line with recently passed legislation. The finance board made that decision today while ruling out hybrid proposals that would have meant lower premium increases offset by higher deductibles, out-of-pocket costs and prescription costs. The […]