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Channel 2 NewsA bill that would allow insurance companies to consider someone's credit rating without consent when renewing policies will get a public hearing later Tuesday. Currently, insurance companies can only use credit scores when issuing news policies. They...
Tags: Credit Ratings, Credit and Debt, Ratings
The prepared text of Alaska Governor Sean Parnell's State of the State address, presented to the Alaska Legislature Wednesday evening in Juneau: "Mr. President, Mr. Speaker, Lieutenant Governor, former Governor Sheffield, distinguished guests, and...
The Associated PressStarting Tuesday (January 1, 2013), health insurance policies in Alaska will be required to cover treatment of autism spectrum disorders. A portion of that bill, setting up a task force to study such things as the state providing insurance coverage...
Channel 2 NewsStarting January 1, 2013 Alaska becomes the 31st state to have a law requiring most private insurance companies to cover the diagnosis, testing and treatment of autism spectrum disorders for children and young adults up to the age of 21. Channel 2 spoke...
Tags: Behavioral Conditions, Autism
Channel 2 NewsHigh temperatures in the Mat-Su have prompted more glacial melt filling the Matanuska River, further eroding the banks along the town of Butte. Wednesday night, one home teetered over the riverbank, half submerged in the Matanuska. The home belongs to...
Channel 2 NewsIt's a growing debate, as national attention has been intently focused on health care: the denial of medical coverage based on pre-existing conditions. The state's largest health insurer, Premera Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alaska, confirms to Channel 2...
Tags: Leukemia, Cancer, Genes and Chromosomes, Chemotherapy, Blood
Channel 2 NewsA proposed bill in the state Legislature would give people who take prescription drugs for chronic illnesses more notice when their out-of-pocket costs increase. House Bill 218 would require insurance companies to give patients a 90-day notification,...
Channel 2 NewsWith just 15 days now officially left in the state legislative session, parents of autistic children are worried that lawmakers will fail to act on Senate Bill 74. The measure would make Alaska the 30th state in the country to mandate that health insurers...
The Associated PressState Rep. Wes Keller still sees flaws in a bill that guarantees insurance coverage for treatment of autism, but the Wasilla Republican says he plans to let the proposal through his committee. Keller, chairman of the House Health and Social...
The Associated PressAn in-depth look at some of the key bills remaining as the legislative session ends Sunday. ALASKA PIPELINE House Speaker Mike Chenault opposes a rewritten version of his bill to advance an in-state natural gas pipeline project. Chenault told...
Becky BohrerThe Alaska House has passed a bill that would extend insurance coverage to some children for treatment of autism spectrum disorders. SB74 passed 36-3. It needs to return to the Senate for concurrence. The measure would require insurance coverage...
Channel 2 NewsGov. Sean Parnell says he wants to provide payroll tax relief to Alaskans when the state's unemployment insurance trust fund is solvent. Parnell asked his attorney general and labor commissioner for recommendations after his office says he learned there...
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