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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...
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...
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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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Teachers OK new contract 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...
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...
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...


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