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Plan to simplify 2015 health renewals may backfire

...government to administer.Administration spokesman Aaron Albright says all consumers are encouraged to contact their health insurance exchange to update any changes in personal and financial details. You can do that at any time, before the open-enrollment...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2014-07-28/plan-simplify-2015-health-renewals-ma
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My Turn: The 'do nothing' style of Parnell's leadership

...Court.After the court upheld the law in June 2012, Parnell quickly decided not to establish a state-run health insurance exchange for uninsured Alaskans. That meant those who would be required to purchase health care insurance would have...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-09-19/my-turn-do-nothing-style-parnells-lea
Opinion
Confusion, relief mark start of new health reforms

...administration officials estimate that 2.1 million consumers have enrolled so far through the federal and state-run health insurance exchanges that are a central feature of the federal law. But even before coverage began, health insurance companies...

http://juneauempire.com/juliet-williams/2014-01-03/confusion-relief-mark-start-n
Obama, lawmakers to hold meeting on shutdown

...final two stops in Malaysia and the Philippines.Even as many government agencies closed their doors, the health insurance exchanges that are at the core of Obama's health care law were up and running, taking applications for coverage that...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-10-02/obama-lawmakers-hold-meeting-shutdown
State
Special session breakdown, Egan defection among top state news in 2012

...opt-out" privilege in the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, declining to have Alaska develop a health insurance exchange and leaving the task to the federal government.Parnell's announcement that Alaska would not create its own...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-01-04/special-session-breakdown-egan-defectio
State
Insurer expected to get bigger with health exchange

ANCHORAGE - Alaska's largest health insurance company expects to get bigger when the federally run health insurance exchange begins offering plans in the state.Premera Blue Cross Blue Shield, one of two companies that will offer plans...

http://juneauempire.com/weddings/2013-08-27/insurer-expected-get-bigger-health-e
Weddings
Health insurance changes coming Oct. 1 in Alaska for employers, individuals

...see other changes from the act that are still being studied.New taxes, altered plan requirements, and new health insurance exchanges - paired with mandated individual insurance - are on the way, Weinstein said.In all, the impacts to small...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-09-02/health-insurance-changes-coming-oct-1-a
State
Parnell says 'no' to an Alaska-run health insurance exchange

...Tuesday that Alaska will not develop its own health insurance exchange, but will instead rely on the federal government...key part of which was establishing locally run health insurance exchanges where Alaskans could go online to compare and...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2012-07-18/parnell-says-no-alaska-run-health-insur
Local
Health department staff wanted state insurance exchange

While Alaska won't create a health insurance exchange on its own, a consultant's report suggests that some in the state's Department of Health and Social Services would have liked...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2012-07-25/health-department-staff-wanted-state-in
Local
Law already gives states maximum flexibility

...eligibility determinations. The fact is that health insurance exchanges were originally a Republican idea, endorsed...President Obama adopted the Republican idea of health insurance exchanges and made it a foundation of the Affordable Care...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/022511/opi_790654939.shtml
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