The 2016 Dependent Student Scholarships have been chosen. Go to the
web page for the results.
New Online Course Available
The joint Labor Management Committees for the SU and CEA bargaining units are
proud to present 22
Rapid Learning Institute short online courses available
now on LearnAlaska for all State Employees. Each online module is approximately
five to thirteen minutes in
length and comes with supporting materials that you can use individually or as a
team. To access the courses just login
to LearnAlaska and
search for “Rapid” to find all the Rapid Learning Institute courses.
For more information go to =>Training
How to Find Your Legislator
If you have questions about your district or legislator, contact your local or
regional Legislative Information Office (LIO) for more information.
See legislators by district.
Editorial on the AlaskaCare Health Plan. It discusses
changes to who takes the financial risk of paying health claims, determining how
much to charge for premiums, and who handles the appeals and grievances.
for state to retake control of AlaskaCare
Flu shots are covered, but are considered preventative
service - under the medical plan, not the pharmacy plan. This means if you get
them at your doc’s office, they are a covered service. Getting them at the
pharmacy did not used to be a way to get them covered and paid for on the spot.
Great news! Pharmacies - in limited locations - have a special contract that
allows them to direct bill AETNA and our medical plan.
If you already got a flu shot at Costco or one of the other pharmacies that does
not yet have an agreement with the State and AETNA, you may send the receipt in
for reimbursement to AETNA under your medical plan.
If you have not yet received your flu shot, you may get them at the following
pharmacies in Alaska:
- Walgreens Pharmacy (the only pharmacy which can provide the high dose and
- Target Pharmacy
- Carr’s Pharmacy
The FluMist vaccine (nasal spray) is approved for members age 2 to 49 and is
also considered a preventive service. Anyone outside of that age group would be
considered experimental and not covered.
Gym and Fitness Discounts Available for State of
Thinking about joining a gym? Now is the
perfect time to sign up. Fitness providers around the state are now offering
discounted prices on a variety of services to State of Alaska employees.
View a complete listing of
participating gym and fitness opportunities.
AlaskaCare provides a variety of Employee Health Plan Wellness programs.