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Public hearings ahead for PEIA Task Force

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — More public hearings are ahead for the task force trying to balance the revenue and costs for the Public Employees Insurance Agency.

Springfield, Marlinton, Moorefield, Franklin, Beckley, Princeton and Lewisburg are the next stops for the public outreach subcommittee of the PEIA Task Force.

Members of the task force will visit Springfield-Green Spring Elementary School at 6:30 p.m. today, Marlinton Middle School at 6:30 p.m. today, Moorefield National Guard Facility 11 a.m. Saturday, the Franklin Community Center at 11 a.m. Saturday, the Tamarack Conference Center at 6:30 p.m. May 24, Princeton Middle School on at 6:30 p.m. May 24, and Lewisburg Elementary School at 6:30 p.m May 24.

These meetings are part of 21 public outreach meetings being held across the state, with the goal of allowing West Virginians to voice their experiences with the Public Employees Insurance Agency and suggest ways to improve it.

The public outreach subcommittee will relay the feedback received at these meetings to the larger task force, which Gov. Jim Justice established to find a long-term solution to the issues facing PEIA.

There is also a Coverage and Plan Subcommittee Meeting at 2 p.m. May 23 at the state Capitol.

Those who wish to submit feedback online can do so at peiataskforce.wv.gov. Those who wish to receive updates on social media can follow the WV PEIA Task Force Facebook page and @WVPEIATaskForce Twitter account.

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