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March-26-2018

PEIA Task Force looks to use 3 committees to better understand program’s shortcomings
By WV MetroNews Staff

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Members of the PEIA Task Force are hoping to use the weeks leading up to its April meeting to learn more about the state’s health insurance program and ways to make improvements to plans.

The 29-member body announced last week it has been...

March-21-2018

PEIA Task Force members divided into subcommittees
By MetroNews Staff

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The 29-member PEIA Task Force, charged with finding a fix for the health insurance program for state workers, has been split into three subcommittees.

A Tuesday news release said the division, which was discussed at the task force’s first meeting last week, is...

March-14-2018

Justice urges PEIA task force to 'shake up the world'
By Phil Kabler, Charleston Gazette-Mail

Kicking off the first meeting of the Task Force on PEIA Stability, Gov. Jim Justice urged the 29-member panel to “shake up the world” and find lasting solutions to control rising costs for the health plan for more than 200,000 West Virginians.

“I’m wanting you to find a solution, and not wanting it to take forever,” Justice said Tuesday in brief introductory...

March-13-2018

Five big issues for the PEIA Task Force
By Brad McElhinny | WV MetroNews

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — When the new PEIA Task Force gets under way, it has its work cut out for it.

The 29 members of the newly-created task force will be together at the crossroads of healthcare, insurance and economics.

And eventually they’ll have what could be the biggest challenge of all — agreeing with each other.

It all starts Tuesday with a tipoff...

March-12-2018

Justice is weighing his decision on Education and the Arts
By Brad McElhinny | WV MetroNews

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Gov. Jim Justice has a big decision about whether to dismantle one of his own agencies.

The Legislature on Saturday passed a bill that would do away with the Department of Education and the Arts, moving its offices and programs to other state agencies.

Speaking today on MetroNews’ “Talkline,” Justice said he hasn’t yet...

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