PEIA Pathways to Wellness

With proof of insurance, PEIA members receive a discounted membership at the YMCA of Southern West Virginia. For more information, visit

Those with PEIA Preferred Provider Benefit Insurance may now benefit from a partnership with the YMCA of Southern West Virginia. The new criteria for the PEIA Weight Management Program includes those individuals with a Body Mass Index of 25 or greater, or if you are a woman, a waist circumference of 35 inches or greater, or if you are a man, a waist circumference of 40 inches or more. Additionally, while there is still no deductible or coinsurance, the member copayment is a flat $20 monthly throughout the length of the program, making it more affordable for couples and/or families who want to attend together. The PEIA Weight Management Program uses the services of exercise and nutrition professionals in conjunction with professional phone counselors to help you make the necessary lifestyle changes so that you may lose weight and improve your health.

You will receive:

  • Individualized services, including a baseline assessment and periodic follow ups.
  • 120 Minutes of personal training/month.
  • Phone coaching.
  • Access to a participating fitness facility meeting PEIA’s health and safety standards.
  • Two years of services so long as you demonstrate progress.

As a participant, you will be obligated to do the following:

  • Keep all scheduled appointments.
  • Provide at least 24 hours notice for any cancellations or you may be charged for a missed appointment.
  • Pick one facility (you may not switch).
  • Exercise at the facility at least twice weekly.
  • Cooperate with the monthly measurements.
  • Pay your facility copayment when due.
  • Notify your phone coach if you are experiencing problems interfering with your participation.
  • Keep a food journal to be reviewed by staff.

For more information, call 1 866 688 7493 or visit

* This program is only available to those with PEIA Preferred Provider Benefit Insurance.