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Rate increases approved for individual health care market

...approved average rate increases for next year of nearly 40 percent for the two companies providing individual health insurance plans through the federally run online marketplace.Division director Lori Wing-Heier said Thursday that Premera Blue...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-08-28/rate-increases-approved-individual-heal
State
Health care spending to accelerate, US report says

...50 this week, is in the midst of its own quiet overhaul. Increasing numbers of beneficiaries are joining private insurance plans offered through the program. And the Obama administration is trying to revamp the way it pays hospitals and doctors...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-07-29/health-care-spending-accelerate-us-re
Not For Web
Paying for healthcare

...business and costs to consumers are amortized through insurance plans over the largest possible payer pool. Without insurance...government's commitment to protect those without private insurance plans, we hugely broaden the payer pool. This is not about...

http://juneauempire.com/letters/2015-06-08/paying-healthcare
Letters
Division approves health plan rate hikes

...The Alaska Division of Insurance has approved rate increases of up to 40 percent for individuals who bought health insurance plans through the federally run online marketplace.Roughly 10,000 Alaskans receive federal subsidies to help pay their...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-09-08/division-approves-health-plan-rate-hike
State
Division approves health plan rate hikes

...The Alaska Division of Insurance has approved rate increases of up to 40 percent for individuals who bought health insurance plans through the federally run online marketplace.Roughly 10,000 Alaskans receive federal subsidies to help pay their...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-09-09/division-approves-health-plan-rate-hike
State
Walker wants agencies to review cybersecurity

...companies are offering services, like credit monitoring, to those who might be affected.The Alaska Division of Insurance plans to work with officials in other affected states in looking at whether the companies followed proper procedures, said...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-03-20/walker-wants-agencies-review-cybersecur
State | AK legislature
Group reports continued problems with site

JUNEAU - A broker working to enroll Alaskans in insurance plans via a new online marketplace reports it's still running into technical problems.Tyann Boling is the chief operating officer...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-10-03/group-reports-continued-problems-site
State | Local
Autism families fight for coverage

...to move a bill requiring some autism coverage under insurance plans, but supporters spent the day in the Capitol making...the bill was unfair because it only covered private insurance plans. It would raise coverage costs by 3 percent in Alaska...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2012-04-13/autism-families-fight-coverage-pat-forg
State
My Turn: SB 55 would raise insurance rates for Alaska consumers

...insurance companies to use our financial credit score to justify charging us more for auto, home, life and related insurance plans. Senator Dunleavy's bill to allow credit score insurance surcharges could cost Alaska residents hundreds of dollars...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2013-03-25/my-turn-sb-55-would-raise-insurance-r
Opinion
My Turn: Affordable Care Act far from affordable

...had purchased individual health insurance plans, with nearly 9,000 receiving...consumers.Obamacare requires that insurance plans meet a federally mandated threshold...small group consumers to keep the insurance plans they chose themselves until October...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-09-10/affordable-care-act-far-affordable
Opinion

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