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City facing big increase in its insurance rates

...increased, leading to higher insurance costs. Duncan said had the surpluses not been used to lower costs, most insurance rates would have been fairly level from previous years going in to next year's budget. "It would have been pretty flat...
Alaska employers prepare for 20 percent rise in insurance rates

...bracing for the biggest hike in workers' compensation insurance rates since 1988. The changes effective Jan. 1 could for consumers. Overall, workers' compensation insurance rates will rise more than 20 percent statewide. In comparison...
Parnell, Egan oppose UI rate hikes

Alaska's businesses are being notified today they're being hit with an increase in unemployment insurance rates, even while the state's unemployment rate itself is dropping and the unemployment insurance trust fund holds $234 million...
Playing the health insurance blame game

...year.Parnell blames ObamaGov. Sean Parnell's administration, in a Thursday news release titled "Alaska health insurance rates to increase substantially due to Obamacare," was the first to chime in by blaming the Affordable Care Act. "A...
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...
My Turn: The 'do nothing' style of Parnell's leadership

...never claimed that Alaska doesn't have a problem with the high cost of health care and its subsequent impact on insurance rates. But like many Republicans across the nation, all he's done about it during the past four years is promote Obamacare...
Flight services face insurance nightmare

...Flying has always been tough in Alaska, but a spike in insurance rates is making it tougher. Rate increases are causing...knockout punch for any of Alaska's regional airlines. Insurance rates have gone "through the roof" the last couple of...
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...
Bill would halt 'credit scoring'

...consumer awareness, adding that most people assume insurance rates are based solely on claim history and driving scoring prevents drivers from knowing how their insurance rates are determined because the method used for figuring...


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