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Letter: Affordable Care Act unfair to small businesses

...others like it are expected to be impacted by higher premiums. Right now, my husband is the only one receiving insurance benefits. Due to rising costs, however, we are contemplating dropping his plan and simply paying for healthcare out of...
Women need equal access to insurance benefits

...a religiously-affiliated organization and the state's largest private employer in 2010, not share the same insurance benefits regarding contraceptives that a worker at, say, a large grocery store chain has? The federal policy does NOT...
STEP grant applications due next month

...who have contributed to the Unemployment Insurance Trust Fund and are drawing or have exhausted their unemployment insurance benefits.Other criteria for trainees include Alaskans who are employed but likely to lose their job within six months due...
Outlaw all marriage

The recent flap about married families' health insurance benefits being paid for by singles, gays and lesbians has centered on if marriage should be strictly heterosexual. This is a red herring...
City health plan spurs worker petition

Some city employees surprised by a new policy allowing domestic partners to receive city health insurance benefits are backing a petition opposing the rule. The employees said they were blindsided by the domestic partner clause when they received...
Domestic partner policy provides equality

As recommended by the city's Health Benefits Committee, the CBJ has a new policy to provide health insurance benefits for unmarried same- and opposite-sex domestic partners. The city has a set of qualification standards to which...
Assembly backs partners policy

The majority of the Juneau Assembly backed City Manager Rod Swope on Monday on his decision to provide health insurance benefits to domestic partners of city employees. Assembly member Marc Wheeler offered a motion that said Swope has the authority...
Alaska editorial: Don't change constitution to negate same-sex benefits

...same-sex domestic partners will receive health insurance benefits at work. The Dec. 19 ruling said yes, the state...believe same-sex partners are entitled to health insurance benefits. "I certainly hope the courts will abide by the...
Alaska editorial: A jumping-off point for retirement debt discussion

...employees is about $8 billion short of what it could need over the next 25 years to pay out pension checks and health insurance benefits. And by now most Alaskans probably also know there is no easy - certainly no painless - answer to the problem...
Murkowski should be ashamed of statement

...kicks at everyone but himself for the wasteful, ill-conceived, unnecessary special legislative session on health insurance benefits for public employee same-sex couples. A blizzard delayed Monday's start of the special session, and the governor's...


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