Retirement FAQ

What do I do now ?
Congratulations from PEIA on your retirement! Insurance is complicated enough, therefore, this website is here to help you navigate the transition from active employee to retiree with or without PEIA coverage.
 
Forms
A.  If you do not want to continue any PEIA coverage after you retire, please fill out a  Termination Form and return it to you Benefit Coordinator to be signed and sent into PEIA.
 
B. If you are a Medicare Retiree, you agency participates in PEIA retirement insurance and you want to continue PEIA Health Insurance, you will need visit your Retirement Board and your HR Department. You will need to fill out a Retiree Basic Life and Health Enrollment Form, a Retiree Optional and/or Dependent Life Enrollment Form and a Termination Form. You can visit customer service at PEIA to pick up a retirement packet or you can contact PEIA customer service at 1-888-680-7342 to request that a retirement packet be mailed to you.
You will need to visit the Social Security Office and sign up for Medicare parts A and B. PEIA will need a copy of your Medicare card when you receive it. If any dependent is Medicare eligible, PEIA will need a copy of their Medicare Card also.  When your dependents become Medicare Eligibible, please send a copy of their Medicare card into PEIA..
 
C.  If you are a Non-Medicare Retiree, your agency participates in PEIA retirement insurance and you want to continue PEIA Health Insurance, you will need visit your Retirement Board and your HR Department. You will need to fill out a Retiree Basic Life and Health Enrollment Form, a Retiree Optional and/or Dependent Life Enrollment Form and a Termination Form or you can contact PEIA customer service at PEIA to pick up a retirement packet or you can contact PEIA customer service at 1-888-680-7342 to request that a retirement packet be mailed to you.
 
 
ID Cards
A. If you are Medicare Eligible, you may transfer directly to Humana. You must have Medicare parts A and B. If you choose to move directly to Humana, you will need to call PEIA at 1-888-680-7342 and request a transfer form. Once PEIA receives, reviews and processes the form, you will be moved into the Humana Plan and receive a welcome package.
 
Another alternative is to continue in the PPB plan you have when you retire. You will keep the same Medical ID card and use it as you did when you were an active employee.
If you are Medicare Eligible and currently on The Health Plan when you retire, you will be switched to PEIA PPB Plan A upon retirement.notou may also continue in the PPB plan you have when you retire. .
 
B. If you are not Medicare Eligible, you will continue with the health plan you have when you retire. You will keep the same Medical ID card and use it as you did when you were an active employee for facilities, doctors and prescriptions.
 
Premiums  
Once all of your paperwork is turned in, it will be 2-3 months before you receive a bill for your insurance, however, since you will still insured and have no lapse in coverage, you will still be responsible for paying the premiums until the premiums can come out of your retirement check It is advisable to call customer service at 1-888-680-7342 to confirm the amount and address for the payment to be sent.
If you do not have your payment taken out of your retirement check 
 
Payments can be made here after you recieve your first bill.
 
  
Mountaineer Flexible Benefits
 
You can elect optical and dental care through Mountaineer Flexible Benefits with after-tax earnings
 
Helpful Links  
 
 
Call: 1-888-680-7342
 
Email: peia.help@wv.gov