Final plan for PEIA coverage

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WDTV) -- The Public Employees Insurance Agency backed off some controversial recommendations for the final plan for the upcoming year.

After a vote Thursday, the final plan does away with a proposed two percent rate increase that would have hit non-state employees and retirees.

While it was previously recommended to move to three salary tiers from 10, the revision moves it to five. It also backed off a pay-by-person structure.

According to reports, some advocates for public employees are happy with the revisions but they hope finance board members avoid increased expenses for PEIA recipients in the future.