Venues set for West Virginia insurance funding hearings

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

Justice said Monday there will be 21 public hearings statewide. Here is the full list of hearings:

  • May 1 Huntington — 6:30 p.m. at Joan C. Edwards Performing Arts Center at Marshall University
  • May 1 Point Pleasant — 6:30 p.m. at Point Pleasant High School
  • May 3 Parkersburg — 6:30 p.m. at Parkersburg High School
  • May 12 Wheeling — 11 a.m. at West Virginia Northern Community College
  • May 12 Weirton — 11 a.m. at Thomas E. Millsop Community Center
  • May 15 Flatwoods — 6:30 p.m. at Braxton County High School
  • May 15 Spencer — 6:30 p.m. at Spencer Middle School
  • May 18 Springfield — 6:30 p.m. at Springfield-Green Spring Elementary School
  • May 18 Marlinton — 6:30 p.m. at Marlinton Middle School
  • May 19 Moorefield — 11 a.m. at Moorefield National Guard Facility
  • May 19 Franklin — 11 a.m. at Franklin Community Center
  • May 24 Beckley — 6:30 p.m. at Tamarack Conference Center
  • May 24 Princeton — 6:30 p.m. at Princeton Middle School
  • May 24 Lewisburg — 6:30 p.m. at Lewisburg Elementary School
  • May 31 Pineville — 6:30 p.m. at Pineville Middle School
  • May 31 Logan — 6:30 p.m. at Logan High School
  • June 2 Elkins — 11 a.m. at Phil Gainer Community Center
  • June 5 West Union — 6:30 p.m. at Doddridge County High School
  • June 8 Morgantown — 6:30 p.m. at West Virginia University (Location TBD)
  • June 9 Martinsburg — 11 a.m. at Spring Mills High School
  • June 11 Charleston — 6:30 p.m. at The State Culture Center

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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Online: https://peiataskforce.wv.gov

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