PEIA offers PEIA PPB members a weight management program which uses the services of registered dietitians and exercise professionals.
To qualify you must have PEIA Preferred Provider Benefit Insurance; be 18 years of age or older; have either a body mass index of 30 or greater, or a waist circumference of 35 inches or more for a woman or 40 inches or more for a man; have approval from your physician or nurse practitioner; and be ready to make permanent lifestyle changes.
Members are not eligible if they have undergone any bariatric surgery within the last 10 years, have exhausted the lifetime benefit, do not have approval from their physician or nurse practitioner, are under the age of 18, or if there is not yet a participating facility in the area or no facility is accepting new clients.
There is no coinsurance or deductible, only $20 per month copayment per participant with PPB Plan A, B, or D coverage. Plan C members must cover the cost of all professional appointments until their deductible is met.
- Individualized services from a registered dietician and exercise professionals;
- Baseline assessments with monthly follow-ups;
- Personal training;
- Monthly staff check-ins; and
- Access to a participating fitness facility.
For more information visit: https://peia.wv.gov/wellness_tools/Pages/Weight-Management-Program.aspx