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.
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