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Posted on Dec 4, 2017 (11 days ago)

Premera to reimburse Alaska state insurance program $25M ...
Bradenton Herald
Alaska's lone individual insurance carrier has reached an agreement with the state Division of Insurance to make a one-time $25 million reimbursement.

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Posted on Dec 1, 2017 (14 days ago)

Alaska Public Radio Network

Premera reimbursing Alaska state insurance program $25 million ...
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
FAIRBANKS—Premera Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alaska, the only individual insurance carrier in the state, announced Friday it is making a one-time $25 million reimbursement to fund high-cost health insurance claims through the Alaska Reinsurance Program ...
Premera pays state $25M to offset high health insurance rates ...Alaska Public Radio Network
Premera contributes $25 million to Alaska reinsurance - State of ...State of Reform

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Posted on Dec 3, 2017 (12 days ago)

Premera returns $25M to state reinsurance program
Kenai Peninsula Online
In 2016, the Alaska Legislature approved a plan to inject $55 million into a fund to help cover the costs of some of Premera Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alaska's most high-cost members. Called the Alaska Reinsurance Program, reinsurance fundamentally ...


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Posted on Dec 4, 2017 (11 days ago)

Lower claim costs lead to large reimbursement
Alaskajournal.com
Alaska received a reimbursement check for $25 million from the lone company offering insurance on the individual market after lower-than-expected claim costs in 2017. The payment to the Alaska Reinsurance Program, or ARP, came as part of a memorandum ...


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Posted on Dec 6, 2017 (9 days ago)

Alaska Journal | With repeal pending, IRS will enforce mandate on ...
Alaskajournal.com
Republicans in Congress are aiming to repeal the health insurance mandate tax penalty before the holidays, but the IRS still plans to enforce it when people file their 2017 returns next year. Here's the message from the IRS: “For the upcoming 2018 ...
Premera to reimburse state insurance program $25MKetchikan Daily News

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Posted on Nov 26, 2017 (19 days ago)

Must Read Alaska (blog)

Sleeping monster: Health insurance tax about to hit Alaska hard ...
Must Read Alaska (blog)
An onerous provision of Obamacare — the so-called Affordable Care Act — was delayed until 2018, but it's about to hit with a nearly 3 percent tax on health insurance plans. Alaska is one of the states that will get hit the hardest by the “health ...

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Posted on Dec 12, 2017 (3 days ago)

Albert Petersen: The daily assault
Boulder Daily Camera
Assaulting my values started slowly, but these days the cringe producing efforts are a daily occurrence. When I got the letter from Blue Cross that my families Bronze HSA plan was going up $640 per month at the new year, I began paying even more ...


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Posted on Dec 13, 2017 (2 days ago)

The Augusta Chronicle

Georgia's uninsured rate among adults drops, but still among nation's worst, study shows
The Augusta Chronicle
But that is still tied for the third worst rate – with Alaska, Florida and Mississippi – behind only Texas and Oklahoma, and the state is tied with Florida for the third highest percentage of adults who skipped care because of cost, behind only Texas ...


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Posted on Nov 27, 2017 (19 days ago)

Los Angeles Times

Republicans' latest plan to repeal Obamacare's insurance requirement could wreak havoc in some very red states
Los Angeles Times
“It's kind of insurance 101,” said Jim Havens, who oversees individual market sales for Premera Blue Cross, a leading insurer in Washington state. Premera will be the only insurer on Alaska's marketplace next year. “If you only have people who need ...

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Posted on Dec 14, 2017 (2 days ago)

Scientific American (blog)

The Proposed CVS–Aetna Merger Could Threaten Patient Privacy
Scientific American (blog)
Aetna has stood apart from rivals such as UnitedHealth, Anthem and Blue Cross Blue Shield, which have set up subsidiaries to sell anonymized data about tens or hundreds of millions of patients. Kathe Fox, Aetna's vice president of informatics, told me ...
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