By CHARLIE BOOTHE
Bluefield Daily Telegraph
CHARLESTON, W.Va. — As teachers’ unrest over pay and health insurance spreads around the state, one sticking point has most likely been resolved.
That is the Public Employees Insurance Agency’s (PEIA) Go365 program, a health initiative that is scheduled to begin July 1.
Go365 would have required participants to earn a certain level of points in the program by May 15 of each year in order to avoid penalties for the following year, including an additional $500 deductible and a $25 a month premium increase.
“I believe it’s gone,” he said of the punitive part. “I think he has that authority. That’s what we were told.”
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