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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 that...
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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Few certainties in calculating Triple Crown value

...Chrome's trainer, Art Sherman, said this week when asked if the horse would race another year.But it's possible."(The owners) just got him insured for a lot of money. You don't pay the insurance premium and sell him right away."
Workers comp board seeks to reduce costs

...ideas on ways to stem rising costs.A study conducted by the state of Oregon has determined Alaska has the highest insurance premium rates in the country. Costs last year were $270 million and continue to rise despite a 3 percent drop in premiums...
My Turn: Insurance rates: Credit where credit is due?

...baldness" is especially chilling to me. "Your insurance premium is being adjusted" makes others shudder. And many...make a claim but if you have a business setback your insurance premium can go up. Big insurance companies won't tell...
Benefits, more or less

...disabled child.'' Now she and other employees in her union have money deducted from their checks to pay part of their insurance premium, and the health plan doesn't cover as much as it did in 1990. On top of that, Soga said, the union, Alaska...
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...Providence eliminated its program after the 1999 season. "Rising tuition costs, increased travel expenses, health insurance premium increases and increasing utility costs are among the fiscal realities that have brought us to this extremely difficult...
Some domestic partner policy 'solutions'

...and claim them as your own "partner." Have your newly found "partner(s)" help defray the cost of the health insurance premium by paying their portion. Just make sure they "pay taxes," "they shop in stores" and have "doggy insurance...
ASEA taking lumps in state agreement

...reduced by $56 monthly beginning July 1 of this year when the state begins deducting money for an increased health insurance premium. How did this happen? Well, it certainly wasn't a surprise to anyone who has been keeping an eye on the ASEA...
School board OKs contracts with retroactive pay raises

...The district will contribute $685 a month to the insurance premium next school year and $735 a month the year after...district's contribution toward each employee's health insurance premium to $685 a month next school year and $735 a month...


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