Tips for a Successful Open Enrollment

  1. Read through “What’s Important for 2017 to get a quick overview of the changes for the coming plan year.
  2. Review the side-by- side comparison of the plans in the”Benefits At-A-Glance” Charts.
  3. Check page 11 to be sure you’re eligible to enroll in the health coverage you want. The PEIA PPB Plans A, B and C are available in all areas. PEIA PPB Plan D is open to WV residents only and covers only services provided in WV. The Health Plan is available in all West Virginia counties (page 12 of Shopper’s Guide). If you live out of state, remember you must live in one of the counties listed on page 10 of the Shoppers’s Guide to enroll in The Health Plan.
  4. Check the premium table for the type of coverage you have (employee only, family, etc.) to find the premium for the plan you want.
  5. If you want to change health coverage, you have two choices: go to www.wvpeia.com and click on the “Manage My Benefits” button and follow the instructions (remember, your deadline  is midnight on May 15, 2016) or call PEIA for a Transfer Form at 1-877-676-5573. Make any changes or plan selections you wish and return it to your benefit coordinator no later than the close of business on May 15, 2016. If you need to update your tobacco status, you may do so by using the options above or by calling 1-877-676-5573 and by following the prompts.
  6. Most life insurance premiums have decreased. Check the charts on pages39-43. During open enrollment you can decrease or cancel your coverage without a qualifying event. To increase coverage, you’ll need to answer medical questions and be approved by Securian.
  7. If you’re in a PEIA PPB Plan, don’t forget to report your Healthy Tomorrows numbers by 5/15/16 to avoid the $500 additional deductible. See page 3 of the Shopper’s Guide) for details.