PEIA Task Force will provide recommendations to the legislature by October 15th

By Connect Clarksburg Staff | August 18, 2018

As summer winds down, the PEIA Task Force is still aiming to shape insurance for West Virginia state employees.

The full task force met Thursday morning and accepted a report from a subcommittee responsible for assessing public opinion about what the insurance plan should be.

MORE: Read the PEIA public outreach report.

But two more subcommittees still have a lot of work ahead.

The coverage and plan subcommittee plans to meet next Thursday. And the cost and revenue subcommittee meeting is 2 p.m. Friday.

Mike Hall, the chief of staff for the Justice administration, said it’s likely those two committees can do their work concurrently or in cooperation.

Members of the full task force have been looking toward an Oct. 15 date to provide recommendations.

The Governor’s Office needs to provide a revenue overview to the separate PEIA Finance Board, which then produces a plan for the next fiscal year to take out to a series of public comment hearings each fall.

“I’ve never been one to easily predict how much time things are going to take to happen,” Hall said before the committee.

“We’re just making sure the final product is not rushed, but at the same time not delayed.”

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Photo and story by Brad McElhinney of WV MetroNews.

ADDENDUM:  The impeachment of the Supreme Court is addressed by the WV House of Delegates.  The process now moves to the WV State Senate.  The Senate will decide if Supreme Court Justices Margaret Workman and Beth Walker should be removed from office.

Justice Menis Ketchum retired before the impeachment process began.  Justice Robin Davis announced her retirement after she was impeached in Article 2.

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