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Reaction to health care decision mixed in state

JUNEAU - More than 16,000 Alaskans will be able to keep federal subsidies to help cover health insurance premium costs following a U.S. Supreme Court decision.The high court Thursday upheld the subsidies underpinning the federal health...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-06-25/reaction-health-care-decision-mixed-sta
Local
Legislators file first round of bills

...officers, firefighters or emergency medical technicians who die from work-related injuries include one year of health insurance premium payments.? HB 4 - Rep. Tammie Wilson, R-Fairbanks - Adjusts the definition of liability for automated external defibrillators...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-01-11/legislators-file-first-round-bills
Local | AK legislature
Playing the health insurance blame game

...Politicians and at least one interest group seized the opportunity this week to point fingers over the news that health insurance premiums for thousands of Alaskans may increase next year.Parnell blames ObamaGov. Sean Parnell's administration...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-09-07/playing-health-insurance-blame-game
State
Spokeswoman defends insurance rate review process

...spokeswoman for Gov. Sean Parnell says Alaska's Division of Insurance did not apply for federal grants to review health insurance premium increases because the state has the resources to support an effective review.Alaska was among several states...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-09-10/spokeswoman-defends-insurance-rate-revi
State
Teachers, district headed to arbitration after mediation

...salary at each step to be increased. And they want the district to provide more money for teachers' monthly health insurance premiums. The parties have been discussing a two-year contract. The current contract expires June 30. Nonbinding...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/052804/loc_teachers.shtml
News
Teachers sign new contract

...the Juneau School District's contribution to health insurance premiums by $50 per person a month. In the contract's...also increases the district's contribution to health insurance premiums by a further $50, to a total of $735 per person...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/090504/loc_contract.shtml
News
Teachers OK new contract

...school district's contribution to teachers' health insurance premiums, although the teachers' own contributions also...additional $726,000 in salaries and $140,000 in health insurance premiums in the first year, and $600,000 more in salaries...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/090601/Loc_teachercontract.shtml
Local
Alaska Digest

...increases the rates on the schedule. It also adds to the amount that the school district pays for employee health insurance premiums. Teachers ratified the contract Friday. Under the contract, teachers' pay will range from $34,606 to...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/090804/sta_akdigest.shtml
News
Teachers far from contract agreement

...presented to the district earlier this summer. It includes raises of 4 percent and $800 a month to employee health insurance premiums. Going into talks Tuesday, the difference between the two sides' demands came to about $1.5 million...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/090905/sta_20050909014.shtml
News
Teachers have heard enough excuses

...increased considerably. I have seen new mandates for professional development and test-taking as well as a health insurance premium that has risen to the point where I now pay $153 a month for my health insurance with an anticipated increase...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/101703/let_letter2.shtml
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