Due to a programming error, HealthSmart mailed COBRA packets to any policyholder who made a change during open enrollment. You can ignore any COBRA information you receive, unless you dropped your coverage. PEIA apologizes for any inconvenience this may cause.
News and Announcements
West Virginia University (the "University") is a participating employer of the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission and West Virginia Council for Community and Technical College Education 403(b) Tax Deferred Retirement Savings Plan (the "Plan"). All employees of the University, including employees not eligible for benefits, can voluntarily elect to defer a portion of their wages to the Plan for retirement savings.
Visit the 403(b) Availability page for complete information.
On Dec. 22, 2017, and Dec. 29, 2017, “floating” holidays equaling eight hours (four hours for each day) were granted for all leave-eligible employees. The floating holidays were granted to eligible employees through the MyTime leave system and prorated based upon the employee’s full-time equivalency (FTE).
Effective July 1, 2018, any employee who has not used all available floating holiday hours through the MyTime leave system will forfeit those hours. The hours will be removed from the employee’s available floating holiday balance in the system.
As a reminder, the Public Employees Insurance Agency (PEIA) Task Force is holding multiple public outreach meetings during the month of June in multiple locations around the state. These meetings allow the public to give feedback about what is working well with PEIA and what needs improved. The Morgantown meeting is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Friday, June 8, at Erickson Alumni Center.
PEIA has canceled Rx Savings Solutions services effective, Sunday, May 20, 2018. All access to the member portal ended at that time.
PEIA will terminate its contract with Humana Go365, effective April 30, 2018.
June 22, 2017
Effective June 22, 2017 the West Virginia State Legislature has eliminated funding for the State Employee Sick Leave Fund. The fund was created by W. Va. Code §5-5-6 in 2009 and provided eligible employees an option to receive payment for their unused sick leave. Effective with the elimination of the sick leave fund due to recent state budget cuts, requests for payment of unused sick leave are no longer being accepted or approved by the State Department of Administration.
Gov. Jim Justice issued two executive orders in December that declared the afternoons of Friday, Dec. 22 and Friday, Dec. 22 as official holidays for State employees. Since WVU already recognizes Dec. 22 as a holiday and since many employees had already requested leave time for Dec. 29, the University has modified its holiday calendar to include two supplemental four-hour "floating" holidays for leave-eligible employees.
To qualify for each set of floating holiday hours, employees must:
Over the summer, WVU adopted new Board of Governors rules regarding Talent and Culture. Make sure you're up-to-date with these rules, and find information on what past BOG Policies have been affected by the new rules.