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Rate increases approved for individual health care market

...approved average rate increases for next year of nearly 40 percent for the two companies providing individual health insurance plans through the federally run online marketplace.Division director Lori Wing-Heier said Thursday that Premera...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-08-28/rate-increases-approved-individual-heal
State
My Turn: Medicaid is overburdened with fraud

...provider tax will hurt middle- and lower-income people the most, especially those who have been signed up for a health insurance plan under the Obamacare insurance mandate and already have huge monthly premiums and sky-high deductibles. In Juneau...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-08-02/my-turn-medicaid-overburdened-fraud
Opinion
Group formed to promote legal weed

...conduct for association members.The association also plans to offer benefits, such as being part of a group health insurance plan, Kole said.Emmett and Schulte were recently appointed as industry representatives to the Marijuana Control Board...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-07-10/group-formed-promote-legal-weed
Local
My Turn: Health care math doesn't add up for Alaskans

It has now been more than four years since then-Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi explained to Americans why she had to push the health care reform bill through in such a rush: "We have to pass the bill to find out what's in the bill ? and get away from the fog."

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-10-03/my-turn-health-care-math-doesnt-add-a
Opinion
Health insurance deadline nears

...automatically re-enrolled.? In the first two months of open enrollment, 89 percent of Alaska consumers who selected health insurance plans were determined eligible for financial assistance to lower their monthly premiums.? Alaska consumers can choose...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-02-08/health-insurance-deadline-nears
Local
Division approves health plan rate hikes

...The Alaska Division of Insurance has approved rate increases of up to 40 percent for individuals who bought health insurance plans through the federally run online marketplace.Roughly 10,000 Alaskans receive federal subsidies to help pay...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-09-08/division-approves-health-plan-rate-hike
State
Division approves health plan rate hikes

...The Alaska Division of Insurance has approved rate increases of up to 40 percent for individuals who bought health insurance plans through the federally run online marketplace.Roughly 10,000 Alaskans receive federal subsidies to help pay...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-09-09/division-approves-health-plan-rate-hike
State
My Turn: Affordable Care Act far from affordable

...When the ACA open enrollment period ended for 2014, approximately 16,000 Alaskans had purchased individual health insurance plans, with nearly 9,000 receiving federal subsidies through the Federally Facilitated Marketplace.Insurers are...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-09-10/affordable-care-act-far-affordable
Opinion
Spokeswoman defends insurance rate review process

...Medicaid Services.The Division of Insurance approved rate increases of up to 40 percent for individuals who bought health insurance plans through the federally run online marketplace.The state has cited high costs incurred within the relatively small...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-09-10/spokeswoman-defends-insurance-rate-revi
State
My Turn: Eighty insurance cards, and counting

It has now been slightly over a year since the state of Alaska selected Aetna to administer their AlaskaCare health insurance plans for active and retired state employees. They were selected because it was believed Aetna could provide the...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-12-10/eighty-insurance-cards-and-counting
Opinion

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