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...waits and a lack of communication, properly-trained employees and accountability.On Thursday, the Alaska Division of Insurance approved average rate increases of nearly 40 percent for the two companies, Premera Blue Cross Blue Shield and...
3 insurers plan to leave Alaska individual health market

...leave the health insurance market altogether, state Division of Insurance Director Lori Wing-Heier said Monday. At the...bronze plans under the federal health care law.The Division of Insurance last year approved rate increases for Premera and...

...said.Both companies are offering services, like credit monitoring, to those who might be affected.The Alaska Division of Insurance plans to work with officials in other affected states in looking at whether the companies followed proper procedures...
Group plan increases smaller than individual rate spikes

...The trend for the last few years has been steady in the single digits."Rates for 2015 have been filed with the Division of Insurance for groups enrolled under the Affordable Care Act "metallic" plans, to be effective Jan. 1, while other group...
Division of Insurance approves health plan rate hikes

JUNEAU - The Alaska Division of Insurance has approved rate increases of up to 40 percent for individuals who bought health insurance plans through the federally run online...
Smoother marketplace rollout expected

...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 companies ranging from 22 percent to 29 percent across...
Nonprofits receive grants to navigate insurance exchanges

...after Gov. Sean Parnell turned down the opportunity for the state to create an exchange.However, the state Division of Insurance must still approve insurance companies who will sell policies through the exchange, Johnson said. She said she...
Health insurer converting to for-profit entity

...might get or what they would do with it. The Alaska Division of Insurance is planning two hearings on the matter, the first...point, according to Bob Lohr, head of the Alaska Division of Insurance. Similar foundations have been set up in other...
Knowles signs 19 bills into law, vetoes one

...needless bureaucracy and at worst could drive up prices for health care. Officials with the Department of Law and the Division of Insurance testified against the bill in hearings. Knowles signed 19 bills into law on Thursday at the same time that he...
Leaders toe party line on health bill

There was a distinct partisan tone to the reactions of Alaska leaders to the new federal health care bill, which President Obama signed into law March 23.


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