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West Virginia PEIA task force considers out-of-state benefits


Charleston Gazette-Mail

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A Public Employees Insurance Agency Task Force subcommittee inched closer to a final proposal Thursday regarding how much members should pay for care received outside state lines.

Though the Coverage and Plan Subcommittee did not approve a final plan, PEIA Director Ted Cheatham did offer concrete numbers for members to consider.

He said increasing the state’s coverage share for care received out-of-state from 70 percent to 80 percent would cost about $22.4 million per year. That figure also includes a removal of a maximum facility fee and a $25 copay on out-of-state service.

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