© 2021 West Virginia Public Broadcasting
Telling West Virginia's Story
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00
0:00
Available On Air Stations
WVPB News

U.S. Plans W.Va. Refunds Under Affordable Care Act

Sylvia_Mathews_Burwell_at_April_2013_Senate_nomination_hearing.jpg
Office/Sen. Jay Rockefeller

More than $900,000 in refunds from insurance companies are headed to 8,300 consumers in West Virginia.

Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell announced the payments Thursday, crediting the Affordable Care Act.

Burwell said the refunds in West Virginia will average $177 per family.

The payments are being made under a provision of the act that requires insurers to make the refunds if they spend an excessive amount on red tape and bonuses for executives.

West Virginians entitled to a refund will get the money through a check in the mail or in a reduction in future premiums, among other ways.


WVPB is local news, education, music, and entertainment for West Virginia.
Your donation today will help keep us strong and vital.