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Kenai draft budget increases $48,386

...budget 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...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-05-12/kenai-draft-budget-increases-48386
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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...dates 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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...of companies the state does business with following an attack on the largest health insurance company in Alaska.Premera Blue Cross announced this week that it had discovered an attack on its systems in which consumer data such as Social Security...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-03-21
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Group plan increases smaller than individual rate spikes

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

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-11-02/group-plan-increases-smaller-than-in
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Kenai raises mill rate

...projects 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...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-06-05/kenai-raises-mill-rate
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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...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-09-08/division-of-insurance-approves-healt
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Smoother marketplace rollout expected

...not 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...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-11-13/smoother-marketplace-rollout-expecte
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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...companies themselves to verify the policy, she said.Premera Blue Cross said it is getting information from people applying...

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