HelpCenter 

June 2018

You are here

June 11, 2018

Public employees turn out for PEIA Task Force hearing in Eastern Panhandle
By MetroNews Staff

SPRING MILLS, W.Va. — Teachers, administrators and school personnel addressed the PEIA Task Force during a public hearing in the Eastern Panhandle.

The tour aims to give state workers a chance to discuss issues — and possible solutions — with the Public Employees Insurance Agency.

This was the 24th public hearing, which...

June 19, 2018

Amid lectures, Justice announces plan to avoid PEIA hikes linked to July 1 pay raises
By Phil Kabler Staff writer

Gov. Jim Justice announced Monday that he will ask the PEIA Finance Board to raise the health insurance plan’s 10 salary-based premium tiers by $2,700 per tier, so that 5 percent pay raises for teachers, school service personnel and other state employees that go into effect July 1 will not result in premium hikes for those workers...

June 25, 2018

Teacher of the Year finalists named
MetroNews Staff

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The West Virginia Department of Education announced Friday the five finalists for the 2019 State Teacher of the Year award.

The finalists were winners of their respective county teacher of the year honors.

The finalists this year are:

— Adrin Fisher, English teacher at Fairmont Senior High School in Fairmont;
— Summer McClintock, fourth-grade...

June 28, 2018

PEIA Task Force begins daunting work of reforming WV health plan
By Phil Kabler, Charleston Gazette-Mail

With 21 statewide public hearings completed, the PEIA Task Force on Wednesday got down to the daunting task of coming up with plans for comprehensive reform of the health insurance plan that covers more than 200,000 West Virginians, in what its members admit might be an impossibly short timeline.

“I know we have a clock ticking, but I don’t think we’...