University of Alaska health insurance premiums are going up. Employee health care paycheck deductions will roughly double as of July 1. The change amounts to $175 a month for a worker on the mid range coverage plan. Add a spouse and kids, and the premium will be over $490 a month. It’s the latest erosion of what used to be considered a Cadillac plan. UA spokeswoman Kate Ripley says the university is playing catch up after two years of flat employee rates.
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