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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 far apart in labor talks

...year until late-spring.Under the district's proposal, the money used to pay a portion of the employees' health insurance premiums would instead be diverted to pay for salary increases of 1 percent in the first year of a new contract and 1...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2013-12-11/teachers-district-far-apart-labor-talks
Local
Small businesses still figuring out Affordable Care Act

...qualifying for Medicaid under current guidelines would be better than continuing to work and not being able to afford health insurance premiums. "And that's the last thing we want," Roemmich said. "We want people to work. We want businesses to...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-11-08/small-businesses-still-figuring-out-aff
State
Lead, follow or get out of the way

...foundation came out saying that 'Obamacare,' also known as the Affordable Care Act, will not only bring down Health Insurance premiums, but will bring them down even more than expected. This comes not long after a different study showed medical...

http://juneauempire.com/letters/2013-09-08/lead-follow-or-get-out-way
Letters
Health insurance changes coming Oct. 1 in Alaska for employers, individuals

...trillion over 10 years, Weinstein said.Those include a "Cadillac tax" on certain high-value plans, a tax on health insurance premiums, an excise tax on medical devices, the insurance mandate penalties and even a tax on tanning beds.Medicaid...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-09-02/health-insurance-changes-coming-oct-1-a
State
100 boats later, Homer boat company celebrates

...compared to most industries, Allen Engebretsen said, with a matching retirement plan and reimbursement for health insurance premiums. Most employees were born and raised in Homer and grew up on the water fishing."They know boats and have...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-04-01/100-boats-later-homer-boat-company-cele
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

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