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Legislative roundup for Sunday, Feb. 9, 2014

...regulatory exemption it received from the Alaska Division of Insurance. However, after an organizational restructuring, the Division of Insurance deemed the program no longer exempt and ordered...
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Premera Alaska says state customers can keep plans

...customers will have to extend their plans by Dec. 31.She says there are details to be worked out with the state Division of Insurance but Premera will offer the plans.
Alaska insurance division director to resign

ANCHORAGE - Bret Kolb, the director of the Alaska Division of Insurance, has announced he is resigning next month.Kolb is leaving to take a position as the director of business development for Palmer-based...
Insurance credit score bill moves out of committee

...with consumers forced to switch carriers for rates that better reflect their risk.The director of the Alaska Division of Insurance, Bret Kolb, testified in support of the measure Thursday."I believe this will be good for Alaska," Kolb...
Union seeks help with health-insurance disputes and audits to the state Division of Insurance. The provision, however...Linda Hall, director of the Division of Insurance, said the division coverage. The Alaska Division of Insurance now says it will pursue regulating...
Officials crack down on insurance 'discount plans'

...individuals in Alaska and the Lower 48 are more vulnerable to companies offering bogus discount plans, the state Division of Insurance said Thursday. The division has issued cease-and-desist orders for two companies not authorized to sell insurance...
Knowles signs 19 bills into law, vetoes one

...needless bureaucracy and at worst could drive up prices for health care. Officials with the Department of Law and the Division of Insurance testified against the bill in hearings. Knowles signed 19 bills into law on Thursday at the same time that he...
Hood quits, endorses Ridgeway

...labor lobbyist Etheridge against Ridgeway, a member of the Juneau School Board and deputy director of the state Division of Insurance. The city election is Oct. 1. While Hood said she doesn't agree with Ridgeway on all matters, she was encouraged...
Allstate again writes policies in AK

...that it might not be able to adequately cover current customers in the state, and frustrations with the Alaska Division of Insurance's processing speed. Hall said her staff had been working on the company's request, asking for changes or...
School Board elections: Ridgeway says board experience has taught him reality of moving issues ahead

...Member, president and vice president of the Juneau School Board. Occupation: Deputy director of the state Division of Insurance. Interests: Running, collecting and rebuilding autos, traveling. Ridgeway, who served as the board's president...


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