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Walker: We lack leadership in Alaska

...governors have come in and stopped (other programs). It's something that we're paying for and we'll pay higher insurance rates as a result of it. I think it was a pure partisan move on his part with regard to what was best for the state.As...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-12-20/walker-we-lack-leadership-alaska
State
Juneau flood map changes underway

...high-risk areas that were not listed before.Flood insurance for those property owners will likely be needed.Insurance rates range anywhere from $400 to $4,000 with variables of the value of the building itself to current measures to decrease...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2013-06-15/juneau-flood-map-changes-underway
Local
Fairbanks considering allowing armed employees

...Hopkins said.According to borough human resources manager Sallie Stuvek, the measure would increase liability and insurance rates. She said the proposed ordinance raises concerns about potential problems such as intimidation and accidents.The...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-07-10/fairbanks-considering-allowing-armed-em
State
Medicaid expansion would bring benefits, but at a cost

...were able to do so that would help everyone, she said."That would help the business community, that would help insurance rates, that would help costs overall," Perdue said. "That is a really important thing, we're just waiting to see what...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2012-07-11/medicaid-expansion-would-bring-benefits
Local
My Turn: SB 55 would raise insurance rates for Alaska consumers

...her credit score at renewal if she is confident enough that her credit score is accurate and will result in a better insurance rate. This law allows insurance companies the flexibility they need to attract customers while protecting Alaskans from...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2013-03-25/my-turn-sb-55-would-raise-insurance-r
Opinion
Empty Fairbanks homes target for heating oil

...that have been victimized have frozen up as a result of the thefts, forcing homeowners to claim thousands of dollars in damage for plumbing repairs and stolen oil. That inevitably results in higher insurance rates for everyone, Mau said.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2012-12-17/empty-fairbanks-homes-target-heating-oi
State
Alaska editorial: Red flags in new workers' comp law

...more. The bill as finally passed still puts a task force on the case. There's no guarantee that it will bring insurance rates down. So what have we a gained? A big maybe that may be short-lived due to legal problems? It's a risky business...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/060705/opi_20050607005.shtml
Opinion
Mill rate hike will fund education and government

...funding, the city still won't be able to restore training for building inspectors, which might drive up people's insurance rate because the Insurance Rating Bureau bases its ratings partly on the percentage of budget devoted to training. At...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/061004/loc_millhike.shtml
News
Home builders push for time to resolve conflicts

...limitations may not begin to run until the defect is discovered," Shine said. Wilson said builders have seen liability insurance rates double in the past year because insurance agencies are wary of potential lawsuits by home owners, and many agencies...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/071102/bus_homecoflicts.shtml
Business
Reforms are a good first step

...health insurance landscape. Nearly every state now is receiving federal assistance to review the out-of-control insurance rate hikes that force so many people out of coverage. A Republican-led Congress passed the Medicare Prescription Drug...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/123110/opi_763821537.shtml
Opinion

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