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2018 News Archive


Archived news, announcements, alerts and information from 2018.

AlaskaCare Retiree News, December 2018, Issue 9 Special Issue III

December 28, 2018

Information on erroneous letters from OptumRx.

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AlaskaCare Retiree News, December 2018, Issue 8

December 28, 2018

Information on erroneous letters, plan booklets, RHPAB, and more.

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Employer News, December 2018, Issue 159

December 19, 2018

Information on taxpayer help after natural disasters, Aetna's Teladoc, and more.

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AlaskaCare Retiree News, December 2018, Issue 7 Special Issue II

December 18, 2018

Information on erroneous letters and town halls.

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AlaskaCare Employee News, December 2018, Issue 75

December 7, 2018

Information on Anchorage earthquake resources, OptumRx, seasonal affective disorder, and more.

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SB 185: Reemployment of Retired Teachers

December 5, 2018

Senate Bill 185 has been transmitted to the Governor for signature after passing both legislative bodies in the 30th Legislature.

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AlaskaCare Retiree News, December 2018, Issue 6 Special Issue

December 3, 2018

Information on OptumRx concierge and EGWP FAQs.

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PERS Newsbreak, December 2019, Issue 119

December 1, 2018

Important information on the PERS 2018 fiscal year, benefit mailing dates and more.

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TRS Newsbreak, December 2018, Issue 120

December 1, 2018

Important information on the TRS 2018 fiscal year, benefit mailing dates and more.

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Aetna Offering EAP Support Services for November 30 Earthquake

November 30, 2018

If you or someone you know is struggling to cope with the emotional impact of the November 30 Anchorage earthquake, there is help.

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Employer News, November 2018, Issue 158

November 21, 2018

Information on employer services, 2019 pension plan limitations, and more.

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AlaskaCare Retiree News, November 2018, Issue 5

November 20, 2018

Information on winter health tips, town halls, AlaskaCare retiree health plan booklets, and more.

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AlaskaCare Employee News, November 2018, Issue 74

November 7, 2018

Information on Open Enrollment, SurgeryPlus, diabetes, and more.

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AlaskaCare Retiree News, October 2018, Issue 4

October 22, 2018

Information on AlaskaCare retiree health plan booklets, town halls, shingles vaccine, and more.

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Employer News, October 2018, Issue 157

October 17, 2018

Information on EmCon 2018 recap, financial wellness update, and more.

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Open Enrollment 2019 is Coming Soon

Oct 2, 2018

We are currently gearing up with all the latest information for this year's Open Enrollment, which is set to begin at the end of the month.

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HealthMatters, October 2018, Issue 31

October 1, 2018

Important notices for prescription drug coverage, Open Enrollment, EGWP and more.

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AlaskaCare Employee News, October 2018, Issue 73

October 1, 2018

Information on Open Enrollment, OptumRx, Teladoc, and more.

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AlaskaCare Retiree News, September 2018, Issue 3

September 21, 2018

Information on the retiree town hall, OptumRx, retiree health plan booklets, and more.

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Employer News, September 2018, Issue 156

September 17, 2018

Information on EmCon 2018, tips for counselors, and more.

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AlaskaCare Employee News, September 2018, Issue 72

September 4, 2018

Information on cholesterol education month, Teladoc, health fairs, and more.

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AlaskaCare Retiree News, August 2018, Issue 2

August 22, 2018

Information on the retiree town hall, RHPAB, medication recalls, and more.

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Employer News, August 2018, Issue 155

August 15, 2018

Information on the new reporting system, EmCon 2018, and more.

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Fall 2018 Employer Conference

August 4, 2018

Be sure to pre-register online for this Fall's Employer Conference coming near to Juneau at the beginning of October.

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AlaskaCare Employee News, August 2018, Issue 71

August 1, 2018

Information on national immunization awareness month, SurgeryPlus, opioid misuse, and more.

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AlaskaCare Retiree News, July 2018, Issue 1

July 16, 2018

Information on modernizing your health plan, introducing the RHPAB, OptumRx, and more.

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Employer News, July 2018, Issue 154

July 18, 2018

Information on new employee plan information, employer website redesign, and more.

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Announcing a New Pharmacy Benefit Manager: OptumRx

July 16, 2018

OptumRx has been selected as the new Pharmacy Benefit Manager (PBM) beginning January 1, 2019.

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AlaskaCare Employee News, July 2018, Issue 70

July 2, 2018

Information on parks & recreation month, Aetna webinars, UV safety, and more.

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Employer News, June 2018, Issue 153

June 22, 2018

Information on the fiscal year 2019 employer on-behalf funding, EmCon 2018, and more.

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AlaskaCare Employee News, June 2018, Issue 69

June 4, 2018

Information on men's health month, water safety, health facts, and more.

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PERS Newsbreak, June 2018, Issue 118

June 1, 2018

Important information on COLA, post-retirement pension adjustments, PERS fiscal year and more.

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TRS Newsbreak, June 2018, Issue 119

June 1, 2018

Important information on COLA, post-retirement pension adjustments, TRS fiscal year and more.

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New Phone Scam Claims To Be From Aetna

May 14, 2018

Possible fraudulent calls from scammers claiming to be from Aetna are attempting to trick you into giving away valuable personal information.

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HealthMatters Newsletter May 2018 Issue 30

May 1, 2018

Information on your new Retiree Health Plan Advisory Board, new medical cards, MyMedicare.gov and more.

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AlaskaCare Employee News, May 2018, Issue 68

May 1, 2018

Information on women's health week, cutting back on sugary drinks, mental health, and more.

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Employer News, April 2018, Issue 152

April 19, 2018

Information on regional counselors, deferred compensation plan, and more.

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AlaskaCare Employee News, April 2018, Issue 67

April 2, 2018

Information on alcohol awareness month, diabetes alert day, smoking cessation, and more.

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Employer News, March 2018, Issue 151

March 23, 2018

Information on improving retirement education, financial condition of the retirement system, and more.

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New Phone Scam Claims To Be From State of Alaska Agencies

March 15, 2018

Possible fraudulent calls from scammers "spoofing" State of Alaska agency phone numbers are attempting to trick you into giving away personal information.

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AlaskaCare Employee News, March 2018, Issue 66

March 8, 2018

Information on healthy eating, tips on using spices, Coalition Health Centers, and more.

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Employer News, February 2018, Issue 150

February 14, 2018

Information on EmCon 2018 training topics, tax withholding tables, and more.

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AlaskaCare Employee News, February 2018, Issue 65

February 1, 2018

Information on American heart month, heart-healthy diet, webinars, and more.

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Request for Proposals: Pharmacy Benefit Manager (PBM), Third Party Administrator (TPA)

January 23, 2018

The Division is focusing on issuing procurements for a PBM and TPA through the Best Value Process.

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Employer News, January 2018, Issue 149

January 18, 2018

Information on 2017 PERS & TRS CAFRs, and a W-2 scam.

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AlaskaCare Employee News, January 2018, Issue 65

January 3, 2018

Information on new year wellness, quitting smoking, recipes, and more.

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Empower Increases Participant Account Security

January 1, 2018

Empower has enhanced their security measures when a participant speaks with the Empower call center staff or logs in to the Empower web site.

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Request for Proposals for AlaskaCare Travel Administration and Coordination is Now Open

Updated January 1, 2018

The Department of Administration, Division of Retirement and Benefits, is soliciting proposals for coordination and administration of a travel benefit for AlaskaCare members.

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