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Kyle Mirka

I own two Alaska businesses, which employ nearly 60 employees total. At the end of 2016, I was faced with a decision on whether or not to continue my employer-sponsored healthcare plan because premiums had gone up nearly 40 percent. Discontinuing the plan and simply paying the ACA fine would have been substantially cheaper, but […]

Marten Martensen

  I came into this business in 1999, and at that time, there was no cost to employees for health insurance, including a zero deductible and the standard 80/20 insurance co-pay. It cost us, as a business, about $400,000 per year. Today, 17 years later, we are paying $1.6 million for health insurance for our […]

Kris Ossenkop

It’s to the point where you question whether you can have a health plan at all. In 1983, when we bought this business, there was no deductible, no co-pay and 100 percent paid by us. It provided cost effective incentives, which tied employees to us and we felt worthwhile offering the program. It was a […]