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Assembly debates compensation at length

...Internet access before being elected to the assembly, so the public doesn't need to pay for those items.Health insurance costs about $18,600 annually per assembly member. Johnson said because assembly members aren't full-time employees...
Nikiski fire department purchases new vehicles

...ladder truck also has a positive impact on the community's insurance rating. More equipment translates into lower insurance costs for residents. Generally, fire departments are evaluated every ten years and are graded on a scale of one to 100...
City, unions reach deal on health insurance

...still bearing an appropriate level of the health insurance cost."Semmens also said that keeping the city's benefit...present or potential employees see that their health insurance costs are exorbitant compared to other cities, it will negatively...
Statewide health care costs are biting harder

...14,230 in 2010. Insurance premiums are, on average, 30 percent above the comparison states. Annual health insurance costs for a family in 2010 was $1,817 compared to $1,413 in Washington state. On a national level, the rising cost...
Health care vote disappointing

...disappointed with the outcome of the latest healthcare vote. The facts are clear: this new law will raise, not lower, insurance costs and it will increase both taxes and the cost of doing business for the very people they said they wanted to help...
Medical observations create new questions

...Canada while covering only a quarter of the population? Why does the average American pay more than twice as much in insurance costs as Canadians do in taxes, only for worse care? The free market experiment for health care has failed, primarily...
Mayor: health care costs may increase

...estimated increase is in addition to the already rising insurance costs for the borough. Last year borough costs increased...the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District, where insurance costs are estimated to increase by about $1 million...
Workers' comp rates to increase

...incidents and this has been the major factor in why insurance costs have declined, particularly in the last five years...costs are the major factors in workers' compensation insurance costs. A major hike in workers' compensation in 2004 and...
Kenai council approves technology, fishery-related purchases

...said. That is due to savings found elsewhere in the budget, largely because of Eubank's work on keeping Kenai's insurance costs under the amount budgeted through various credits. After hearing public testimony from one person who wanted the...
Parnell plays cards close

...costs the providers charge other patients who are covered by insurance, and have the effect of driving up health insurance costs. So far, Parnell's statements indicate he is leaning against the expanded coverage despite most of its being paid...


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