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Alaska's high health care costs

...trend. Two years ago, self-insured telecommunications company GCI started offering the benefit. In January, Premera Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alaska, Alaska's largest provider of group insurance, began offering a medical travel program to all...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-11-15/alaskas-high-health-care-costs
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3 insurers plan to leave Alaska individual health market

...companies covered fewer than 6,000 policyholders, she said. Two major insurers remain for individual policies, Premera Blue Cross Blue Shield and Moda Health.Wing-Heier said the division was trying to contact another company licensed to write...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-06-22/3-insurers-plan-to-leave-alaska-indi
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Kenai draft budget increases $48,386

...sessions prompted a city mill rate increase from 3.85 to 4.35. This year, Kenai's insurance provider Premera Blue Cross quoted a premium increase of $584,895 to renew its current plan. The draft proposes switching to a different Premera...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-05-12/kenai-draft-budget-increases-48386
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Still searching for health care solutions

...the Alaska Division of Insurance approved average rate increases of nearly 40 percent for the two companies, Premera Blue Cross Blue Shield and Moda Health, that provide individual health insurance plans through the federally run online marketplace...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2015-08-29/still-searching-for-health-care-s
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Kenai raises fees

...improvement, and authorizing the city manager to enter a contract for city employee health insurance with provider Primera Blue Cross Blue Shield. Reach Ben Boettger at ben.boettger@peninsulaclarion.com

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-05-21/kenai-raises-fees
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Multistate investigation announced into Premera cyberattack

...state's insurance commissioner announced Tuesday a multistate investigation into this winter's cyberattack on Premera Blue Cross.Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler said he plans to work with his counterparts in Alaska and Oregon to look into...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-03-24/multistate-investigation-announced-i
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Premera Blue Cross says data breach could affect 11M people

NEW YORK (AP) - Premera Blue Cross, a health insurer based in the Pacific Northwest...as far back as 2002 and affects users of Premera Blue Cross, Premera Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alaska, and Vivacity and Connection...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-03-17/premera-blue-cross-says-data-breach-
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Group plan increases smaller than individual rate spikes

...major player in Alaska health insurance says.Premera Blue Cross Blue Shield predicts premiums will rise "in the single...group, according to Jim Grazko, president of Premera Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alaska.Jim Grazko was named to the position...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-11-02/group-plan-increases-smaller-than-in
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Kenai council nixes $20 library card fee for outside city residents

...project fund. Council approved the city manager to switch city healthcare providers and enter an agreement with Premera Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alaska effective on July 1. Mayor Pat Porter said the agreement to proceed with the final feasibility...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-05-07/kenai-council-nixes-20-library-card-
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Alaskans begin signing up for insurance through exchange

...mid-November, she said.Melanie Coon, spokeswoman for Premera Blue Cross, one of two companies competing in the Alaska federal...themselves to verify the policy, she said.Premera Blue Cross said it is getting information from people applying through...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2013-12-08/alaskans-begin-signing-up-for-insura
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