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PEIA PEIA Logo Launching Healthy Tomorrows Initiative with Open Enrollment, April 2 – May 15

Healthy Tomorrows is a three-year initiative for active employees and non-Medicare retirees in the PEIA PPB plans.

Year One: During Open Enrollment this year (April 2 – May 15, 2015), policyholders must designate a primary care physician. Those who fail to do so will incur a $500 deductible penalty for the upcoming plan year.

Year Two: Policyholders must see their named primary care physician, and have their blood pressure, blood glucose, cholesterol and waist circumference measured and reported to PEIA on the Healthy Tomorrows Reporting Form before the end of Open Enrollment (May 15, 2016) next year.

Year Three: Policy holders must have their blood pressure, blood glucose and cholesterol within an acceptable range, or have a physician’s certification that those numbers cannot be met.

You can learn more about the Healthy Tomorrows initiative and other changes for the 2016 Plan Year in the Shopper’s Guide, which should have been mailed to your home. You can also find the Shopper’s Guide and other helpful information online at www.peia.wv.gov. As always, Benefit Fairs are scheduled around the state to assist policyholders with their choices.

While the Healthy Tomorrows initiative does not affect those enrolled in The Health Plan, all policyholders in all plans should review the Shopper’s Guide for possible changes for the upcoming plan year.

SteveBonanno The journey begins…

It’s with great pride and excitement that I write to you today as your permanent dean and director.

For those of you who heard my presentation last month, I mentioned that my commute was short, but my journey was long – and I know it’s been a long journey for each and every one of you, too. I appreciate your willingness to step up and meet the challenges and needs that accompany an organization that has been without a permanent leader for so long. Read more of Steve Bonnano's letter...

Be a better brand advocate with a free WVU Extension Service item

Full-time, part-time, and temporary employees are eligible to receive a WVU Extension Service branded item of their choice through the Ext Apps website.

Orders must be placed by 5 p.m. on Tuesday, March 31. One item per employee.

Offerings include a long-sleeved dress shirt, short-sleeved polo shirt, hooded sweatshirt, or saddle bag.

Questions? Contact Bob Nickelson, Cassie Thomas, or Ron Davis.


Garden Calendar Resources Still Available

GC2015 The WVU Extension Service Garden Calendar is one of our most popular publications. In fact, we print nearly 85,000 copies each year.

Many agents use the calendar as a way to connect with their community leaders, attaching a personal note about the importance of their work in the community. However you choose to use the Garden Calendar, here is a list of resources that might help you spread the word.

Extension’s Inclement Weather Policy

snowy road Snowy weather brings questions about when, or if, to close an Extension office. Please refer to the WVU Extension Inclement Weather Policy for answers to your questions.