What’s Important for 2025?

Important things to Note:

  • For Marshall University Employees Only!
  • The deadline for open enrollment is May 15th
  • Enrollment for Plan Year 2025 is a “Changes Only” Enrollment. Employees who do not want to make changes do not need to take any action to keep their current benefits.
  • Even if you’re not making any changes to your enrollment, please visit umr.com to update your Coordination of Benefits. This will ensure a seamless payment of claims after the new plan year begins.
  • If you previously submitted a Spousal Surcharge Affidavit in the previous plan year and your status has not changed, you do NOT need to submit a new affidavit during this open enrollment.
  • Printable version of What’s Important for 2025?
  • For benefits related questions, contact us at benefits@marshall.edu

PEIA & The Health Plan HMOs and POS

Premium and Coverage Information is available through the PEIA 2025 Shopper’s Guide

  • Rates for Plan Year 2025, beginning July 1, will have a 10.5% increase in employee premiums, which equates to an increase of approximately $4-$47 per pay period, depending on salary and plan level.
  • PEIA PPB Plan C Deductibles increased to $1,600 for employee only and $3,200 for employee with children and family policy tiers, per IRS guidelines.
  • Memorial Health System, with its main campus in Marietta, OH is returning to the PEIA network effective immediately.
  • The Health Plan has extended its service area to include bordering counties in Ohio. Feel free to view the service are map at healthplan.org
  • Effective 3/15/2024, PEIA will no longer cover weight loss medication. Members who have a current prior authorization will be covered until the end of their PA or June 30, 2024, whichever is longer.
  • PEIA does not currently cover weight loss drugs outside of a pilot program with the Bariatric Centers of Excellence.
  • New Optional Virgin Pulse Wellness Program. Additional Information will be sent to members, posted on the PEIA website and shared via social media channels.

Has your address changed? Let PEIA know!

Please make sure that your address is up-to-date with PEIA and FBMC.

  • If your address has changed, you can update your records with PEIA by sending the address change in writing to 601 57th St., SE, Suite 2, Charleston, W.Va. 25304-2345 or by going on the agency’s website, wvpeia.com, and logging into Manage My Benefits. PEIA DOES NOT accept address changes over the phone.
  • The address change must also be updated with FBMC. Please complete the change form and return to Human Resources. FBMC Change of Address Form


Just a reminder that each year policyholders must update their coordination of benefits. Doing so will prevent the denial of claims.

How do I update my Coordination of benefits?


  • Visiting umr.com
  • Calling UMR at 888-440-7342

The Health Plan

  • Call The Health Plan at 888-847-7902

Mountaineer Flexible Benefits

Below are changes for your upcoming Mountaineer Flexible Benefits Plan Open Enrollment. You can obtain full plan details at https://mountaineer.fbmcbenefits.com

Three new Supplemental Benefit Plans are available for the upcoming Plan Year. The following benefit plans are available through Sun Life:

There are NO plan or rate changes for Dental, Vision, Legal,  or Hearing for the upcoming plan year.

  • Carrier will change to MetLife
    • Short-Term Disability Plan Changes:
      • Weekly maximum benefit increases to $1,000
      • Implementing Pre-Existing Condition Clause to eliminate Medical Questionnaires for Late Enrollments
      • Reduction in Monthly Premium
    • Long-Term Disability Plan Changes:
      • Reduction in Monthly Premium
      • New 60% plan with lower premiums
      • Please note: 70% plan is being RETIRED, but those currently enrolled in the 70% plan may keep that plan. We will no longer be enrolling employees in the 70% plan beginning with the 7/1/2024 Plan Year
  • PayFlex has changed their name to Inspira Financial
    • When accessing your information online, your username and password will remain the same.
    • Any spending card that an employee currently has will remain valid until the expiration date printed on the card.
  • Contribution Limits have been adjusted to federal limits as follows:
    • Healthcare Flexible Spending Account: $3,200
    • Health Savings Accounts, Individual Enrollment: $4,105
    • Health Savings Accounts, Family Enrollment: $8,300

Benefit Fairs

Please see the below list for dates and times.

Representatives from PEIA, The Health Plan, FBMC, and new dental provider SunLife will be in attendance.

Tuesday, April 16, 2024
3:00-6:00 pm
Charleston, WV
Holiday Inn Express
100 Civic Center Drive

Wednesday, April 17, 2024
3:00-7:00 pm
Beckley, WV
1 Tamarack Park

Thursday, April 18, 2024
3:00-7:00 pm
Huntington, WV
Cabell County Public Library
455 9th St.

Tuesday, April 23, 2024
3:00-7:00 pm
Martinsburg, WV
Holiday Inn Martinsburg

Wednesday, April 24, 2024
3:00-7:00 pm
Morgantown, WV
Holiday Inn University
1188 Pineview Drive

Thursday, April 25, 2024
3:00-7:00 pm
Wheeling, WV
WV Northern Community College
Michael Koon Auditorium (1st floor of B&O Building)
1704 Market St.

Tuesday, April 30, 2024
3:00-7:00 pm
Mineral Wells, WV
Comfort Inn
167 Elizabeth Pike

​The Plan Year 2025 Shopper’s Guide is available online at https://peia.wv.gov/Forms-Downloads/Pages/Shopper’s-Guides.aspx​

Office of the Obmuds

Marshall University’s Office of the Ombuds helps faculty and staff navigate processes and/or conflicts experienced  in the work environment.  Contact or schedule an appointment at:

Memorial Student Center BW14
(Walk-Ins Welcome)

Contact Us

207 Old Main
One John Marshall Drive
Huntington, WV 25755
304-696-6455 (Main)
304-696-6844 (Fax)
Departmental Contacts