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Division of Insurance approves health plan rate hikes

...There are two providers on the exchange - Premera Blue Cross Blue Shield and Moda the popular silver plan offered by Premera, Wing-Heier said.Increases range...Moda and 35 percent to 40 percent for Premera, she said.The increases are considered...
Foraker, Alaska chamber partner to provide insurance to small businesses

...offered to nonprofit organizations by Premera Blue Cross through the Foraker Group has...could be classified as an association by Premera, Foraker Group President Dennis McMillian...employers because of the costs of doing them. Premera is working to change that by making wellness...
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...
Kenai council nixes $20 library card fee for outside city residents

...improvement capital 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

...Administration proposed 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...
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 companies themselves to verify the policy, she said.Premera Blue Cross said it is getting information from people applying...
'Obamacare' comes into focus for AK

...that have decided to take on Alaskans and small businesses - Premera Blue Cross and Moda Health. The federal government CPH will enroll new insurance clients with both Moda and Premera Blue Cross, the only two providers to sign on for Alaska...
Murkowski wants updates on health insurance exchange

...Enroll 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...
News overloads, Alaska on hold

...few weeks, 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...
Glitches possible with health overhaul rollout

...who are eligible, are higher, too. She said her hope is that more insurers will enter the marketplace over time. Two - Premera Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alaska and Moda Health - will offer plans initially. Johnson was expected to attend a Tuesday news...


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