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Smoother marketplace rollout expected

...have to go through a broker and can sign up on their own.Two providers offer plans on Alaska's exchange - Premera Blue Cross Blue Shield and Moda Health. Alaska's Division of Insurance has approved rate increases for the coming year for those...
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, according to Jim Grazko, president of Premera Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alaska.Jim Grazko was named to the position...
Division of Insurance approves health plan rate hikes

...About 13,000 Alaskans signed up for coverage through the exchange.There are two providers on the exchange - Premera Blue Cross Blue Shield and Moda Health. Wing-Heier said the filings of insurers outside the marketplace are not yet complete...

...February in North Dakota, where Blue Cross Blue Shield had 80 percent of the...state's exchange, including Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield, had 97 percent of the...the co-op's plan over Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield for the $130 a month...
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...
Kenai proposes half mill increase

...three major changes to their employee healthcare plan. First is a switch of carriers from United Healthcare to Premera Blue Cross. Second is an employee cost share increase from 8.5 to 10 percent and third is an increase to the employees' deductible...
Kenai raises mill rate

...that would dip into fund reserves. The city saved more than $97,000 by switching from United Healthcare to Premera Blue Cross Shield of Alaska for healtcare."I think we got lucky with the quote we received," Koch said. "That has not been...
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...
Murkowski wants updates on health insurance exchange

...Alaska receives commissions from insurance companies offering plans on the Alaska marketplace. Two companies, Premera Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alaska and Moda Health, are offering plans for Alaskans.Murkowski requested weekly updates from the...
News overloads, Alaska on hold

...Weinstein said.People and families that make above 400 percent of the poverty level can begin to enroll through Premera Blue Cross and Moda directly. Those who earn less under the guidelines - a family of four with a household income of $117,000...


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