13 July 2009

Lawsuit Still Likely over PEIA Retiree Subsidies

At least one group representing West Virginia workers remains keen on a legal challenge to a proposed end to retiree health care subsidies, The Associated Press reports.

"The American Federation of Teachers-West Virginia still plans to sue, President Judy Hale told The Associated Press, if the agency’s finance board reaffirms its May move to end subsidies starting with 2010 hires," the article said.

Hale said the recent series of six public hearings "h
ave not resolved her group’s concerns with the board’s process. AFT-WV also questions whether such a change is possible without legislation," the report continues.

The Public Employees Insurance Agency said that around 500 people attended the hearings, with about 130 signing up to speak.

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