Thousands of WA state retirees keep insurance option after hundreds protest at meeting


From The Olympian:

Thousands of WA state retirees will keep insurance coverage after hundreds protest PEBB meeting

About 53,000 Washington state retirees were close to losing healthcare benefits, until hundreds of members sent emails and protested against a proposal by the Public Employees Benefits Board to terminate a popular insurance option.

More than 300 retirees were on a virtual call Thursday to offer public testimony during the meeting with PEBB. More than one hundred retirees also sent emails to the board prior to…

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