University of Alaska Health Care Premiums Rising

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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