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PEIA Update (3/27/23)

At the beginning of the first PEIA Public Hearing in Charleston tonight (Mar. 27), the Secretary of the PEIA Finance Board announced the Blended Options are now off the table for those under the state plan. (This included state and county employees - teachers and service personnel are under this plan.)

That means there will be the higher premium increase, but there will be no increases in deductibles, copays on prescriptions, copays on office visits, no increase in the maximum out-of-pocket expenses for the year, and no increases on any other medical expenses that had been proposed under the two blended options.

While the premium increase will be painful, and the spouse payment will continue, the costs passed on to employees could have been much worse if either of the blended option plans had passed.