Times, Dates Announced for PEIA Task Force Meetings Across the State

CHARLESTON– Gov. Jim Justice has announced the venues for hearings on an insurance program for West Virginia teachers and other public employees.

Justice said today there will be 21 public hearings statewide, starting tomorrow night.

Locally there will be meetings in Beckley, Princeton and Lewisburg.

  • May 24, Beckley — 6:30 p.m. Tamarack Conference Center
  • May 24, Princeton — 6:30 p.m. Princeton Middle School
  • May 24 ,Lewisburg — 6:30 p.m. Lewisburg Elementary School

Justice and the Legislature agreed to freeze PEIA premiums, deductibles and co-pays for the coming year and provided $29 million in supplemental funding. Teachers want a more permanent funding fix.

Justice also signed a 5 percent pay raise for teachers to end their nine-day strike in March.

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