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PEIA Public Hearings PY 2024

The Public Employees Insurance Agency (PEIA) is holding annual public hearings during the month of November in multiple locations around the state. These hearings allow the public to learn more about PEIA’s proposed changes for Plan Year 2024; and to voice their concerns and comments.The Morgantown hearing is scheduled for 6 p.m. Thurs., Nov. 17 at the Holiday Inn on Pineview Drive. Registration begins at 5 p.m. 

If you can't attend the hearing in person, please submit your comments to the PEIA Finance Board in writing to PEIAComments@wv.gov

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PEIA UMR Portal Access Change

Employees enrolled in PEIA health plans should note that PEIA’s claims administrator UMR is transitioning its portal secure login process to HealthSafe ID to stay up-to-date with the latest security protocols and user experience. A cloud-based platform, HealthSafe ID enables a secure, single sign-on with multi-factor authentication, high levels of Protected Health Information (PHI) and HIPAA security, consumer alerts, and notifications.

Beginning today, August 19, members will no longer be able to use their existing login credentials on the UMR website (this change DOES NOT affect PEIA's Manage My Benefits login, only a member's UMR login) and will either need to:

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PEIA and the Health Plan COVID-19 Updates

WVU employees enrolled in a PEIA (Public Employees Insurance Agency) health insurance plan should note that PEIA’s most recent COVID-19-related updates and policies are available on PEIA’s centralized COVID-19 resource page. Enrolled employees with questions about COVID-19-related coverage are encouraged to reach out to PEIA directly for assistance. Employees enrolled in the Health Plan may visit  the Health Plan’s COVID-19 resource page and contact the Plan directly for COVID-19 coverage guidance.

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WVU to close on Thursday, Dec. 30, 2021

Last week, Gov. Jim Justice signed two proclamations declaring two additional half-day state holidays on Thursday, Dec. 23 and Thursday, Dec. 30.

Dec. 23 is already a scheduled holiday for West Virginia University; however, Dec. 30 is not. The University, including WVU Research Corp., will combine the two additional half-day state holidays and observe them on Dec. 30.

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PEIA Public Hearings PY 2023

The Public Employees Insurance Agency (PEIA) is holding annual public hearings during the month of November in multiple locations around the state. These hearings allow the public to learn more about PEIA’s proposed changes for Plan Year 2023 and to voice their concerns and comments.  The Morgantown hearing is scheduled for 6 p.m. Wed., Nov. 17 at Erickson Alumni Center. Registration begins at 5 p.m.; you must register to attend. Masks and social distancing are recommended at the live hearings.

If you can't attend the hearing in person, please submit your comments to the PEIA Finance Board in writing to PEIAComments@wv.gov

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WVU to Close Friday, June 18, in observance of Juneteenth

West Virginia University, including the WVU Research Corp., will close Friday, June 18, following a Presidential Proclamation and separate declaration issued by Gov. Jim Justice proclaiming a state holiday in recognition of Juneteenth.

Juneteenth, which is held on June 19 each year, celebrates the ending of slavery in the U.S. This year, June 19 falls on a Saturday. As a result, Friday, June 18, will be recognized as a full-day holiday for all public employees of the state.

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Floating Holiday hours to expire June 30, 2021

On Dec. 16, 2020, a 7.5 hour floating holiday (pro-rated by FTE) was announced for all WVU and WVURC leave-eligible employees (pro-rated by FTE). The holiday was granted to eligible employees through the Applaud system, effective on Thursday, Dec. 24, 2020.

Effective July 1, 2021, any WVU employee who has not used all available floating holiday hours through Applaud will forfeit those hours. The hours will be removed from the employee’s available floating holiday balance in the system.

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