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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...
My Turn: Health care math doesn't add up for Alaskans

...uncertainty for the time being. We also recently saw the Alaska Division of Insurance announce that "rates for health insurance plans covering nearly 16,000 Alaskans will increase substantially in 2015 as a result of the Affordable Care Act...
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...
My Turn: Fall - the season for back-to-school, new beginnings and heathcare opportunities

...moved to a new state, or recently married or divorced, you may be able to qualify for an SEP to sign up for a new health insurance plan (Note: Most SEPs last only 30 or 60 days). If you're not sure if you qualify for a SEP, visit Healthcare...
My Turn: Bill Walker is now a target

...Bill's personal and management skills. We do not have a government-funded or company-funded retirement plan or health insurance plan.Bill does not have established political parties transferring tens of thousands of dollars to his campaign or...
Plan to simplify 2015 health renewals may backfire

...haven't been able to get that built," said Brendan Buck, a spokesman for the industry trade group America's Health Insurance Plans.Here's the issue, in a nutshell:To streamline next year's open enrollment season, the Health and Human...
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Nearly 13,000 Alaskans sign up for insurance

ANCHORAGE - The number of Alaskans who signed up for a health insurance plan using the Affordable Care Act's health care marketplace fell short of the government's initial goal for the first year.Numbers...
My Turn: Learn benefits, take advantage of new health insurance policy terms that are important to know:? Benefits: The health care items or services covered under your health insurance plan. Covered benefits and excluded services are outlined in your policy's coverage documents.? Co-pay: The...
Some Alaskans could lose health care coverage application," according to a news release. "However, if these supporting documents are not received, health insurance plans will be terminated in order to ensure program integrity and protect taxpayer dollars."Attempts to contact affected...
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...


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