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Gehring Nursery School awaits the new year

...just for teachers, not for owners," she said. Owners still have to pay property taxes on their building and high insurance rates and permits for their business.The waivers, which would have cost the city approximately $50,750, has not yet...
My Turn: Health care math doesn't add up for Alaskans

...Alaskans will increase substantially in 2015 as a result of the Affordable Care Act." In 2015, Premera Blue Cross insurance rates will increase between 35 and 40 percent, and the middle "Silver" plan will see an increase of 37 percent on average...
Playing the health insurance blame game

...release titled "Alaska health insurance rates to increase substantially due...release titled, "Parnell approves insurance rate hikes." It accused Parnell of...neglecting to improve Alaska's health insurance rate review process and said his denial...
Spokeswoman defends insurance rate review process

Juneau - A 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 didn't apply for a rate-review grant.A U.S. Department of Health and Human Services spokeswoman has said Alaska could offer more affordable options with a stronger rate review program.
My Turn: The 'do nothing' style of Parnell's leadership

...uncharacteristically quiet when the state announced the huge health insurance rate increases on individual plans offered under Obamacare...high cost of health care and its subsequent impact on insurance rates. But like many Republicans across the nation, all...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...


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