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Gov. Justice appoints PEIA task force members

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CHARLESTON, WV (WOAY) – On Thursday Governor Jim Justice announced the 23 members of the PEIA Task Force that will research and make recommendations for finding a permanent solution and fix to the health care plan for state employees.

Justice Administration Chief of Staff Mike Hall will chair the Task Force and has scheduled its first meeting for 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 13, 2018, in the Governor’s Cabinet Conference Room at the State Capitol.

Members of the Task Force are as follows:

Marty Becker, Chairman of the Board of Directors, QBE Insurance Group
Greg Burton, CEO Brickstreet Insurance
Andy Paterno, CEO Centurion Insurance Services
Joe Letnaunchyn, President & CEO, West Virginia Hospital Association
Rob Alsop, Vice President for Strategic Initiatives, West Virginia University
Nelson Spencer, McDowell County Schools Superintendent
Perry Bryant, Executive Director, West Virginians for Affordable Healthcare
Senator Mitch Carmichael (R-Jackson)
Senator Robert Plymale (D-Cabell)
Senator Craig Blair (R-Berkeley)
Delegate Eric Nelson (R-Kanawha)
Delegate Roger Hanshaw (R-Clay)
Delegate Mick Bates (D-Raleigh)
Geoff Christian, current member PEIA Board
Christine Campbell, President, American Federation of Teachers West Virginia
Dale Lee, President, West Virginia Education Association
James “Joe” White, Executive Director, West Virginia School Service Personnel Association
Dr. Rahul Gupta, Commissioner of Department of Health and Human Resources Bureau for Public Health and State Health Officer
Douglas Kirk, Division of Highways
Lieutenant Michael LaFauci, West Virginia State Police
The Honorable Jeffrey Reed, Retired Wood County Circuit Court Judge
Judy Hale, Retired Public Educator



Tyler Barker

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