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NWAB and North Slope Health Insurance

PostPosted: Mon Apr 23, 2018 5:06 am
by llnoe
Does any one have first hand, or even second hand, knowledge of the health insurance for these 2 districts? Specifically if dependents that are in the L48 are covered and get insurance cards? What was your experience like with getting care?

I've read the negotiated agreements, websites and researched this forum for both districts and can't seem find the answer to either question. :?:

Re: NWAB and North Slope Health Insurance

PostPosted: Mon Apr 23, 2018 12:17 pm
by Johncn
Hello,

The NWABSD health package is described on pages 74-76 of their Negotiated Agreement, and includes pretty detailed information about coverage, and does include dependents. The NWABSD website says that all dependents are covered, so that seems to be a good sign. ;-)

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Although I have no first or second hand experience, as an administrator with various Alaska districts, I can say it would highly unusual for them to NOT cover your dependents, regardless of location. Families separated for work reasons is quite common in rural Alaska.

Hope this helps,

John

Re: NWAB and North Slope Health Insurance

PostPosted: Mon Apr 23, 2018 12:29 pm
by llnoe
Thanks so much for your response. So family separation is pretty common? That actually gives me a little bit of hope because our family won't be alone in this experience. They'll be joining me months later but this distance will be a big adjustment.