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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 Services...
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My Turn: Learn benefits, take advantage of new health insurance policy care items or services covered under your health insurance plan. Covered benefits and excluded services are offer medical services at a discounted cost to insurance plan members, saving you money.Now that you understand...
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...
Outside Editorial: Quick fixes won't work; we need consumer-friendly health care

...administration haphazardly broke whatever managed to get in its way.Obamacare caused the cancellation of more affordable insurance plans that no longer fit its made-in-Washington mandates. It reduced work hours and job opportunities in sluggish labor...
State makes medevac insurance legal again

...The Lubins joined Airlift Northwest's AirCare insurance program last September as a supplement to their regular insurance plan. Their membership means they only have about $9,000 in out-of-pocket expenses, Lubin said."That hit could...
Fairbanks wants no part of schools insurance pool

...appealed to the Interior delegation to block a bill that would require Alaska school districts to pool employee health insurance plans.Senate Bill 90, sponsored by Sen. Mike Dunleavy, R-Wasilla, has been billed as a way to save money through...
City's legislative focus on education and jobs all works out."There has also been talk of legislation that centers on the idea of pooling school districts' insurance plans - an idea that could save districts between $30 million and $40 million - but that legislation is still in the very...
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Report recommends Alaska insurance pooling option

...the legislation was that a larger insurance pool would put the state in a position to negotiate a "more favorable" insurance plan, and the state and districts would benefit from "the economies of scale," according to Dunleavy in the statement...
Premera Alaska says state customers can keep plans

ANCHORAGE - Premera Alaska says it will allow 5,200 Alaska customers to keep their health insurance plans.Alaska Public Radio Network reports the company had canceled the plans for 2014 because they didn't meet requirements of the...
Begich says he enrolled online

JUNEAU - U.S. Sen. Mark Begich said he successfully enrolled Monday in a health insurance plan through the online marketplace open to Alaskans, shirking a congressional benefit.Going the route he did, Begich said he gave...


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