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Alaska Resources

This page has information specific to this state, including contact information for federal and state agencies, and some key information about laws and consumer protections.

To find financial assistance resources, please visit CancerFinances.org.

Click here for information about laws specific to Alaska.

 

Disability Insurance

State Employment Development Department
Alaska Disability Determination Services
800.772.1213
www.labor.state.ak.us/dvr/dds.htm

Federal Disability Insurance (SSDI & SSI)
Social Security Administration
800.772.1213
www.ssa.gov

To find your local SSA office:
https://secure.ssa.gov/ICON/main.jsp

More Disability Resources

Employment

Federal Fair Employment Agency
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
800.669.4000
info@eeoc.gov
www.eeoc.gov

Reasonable Accommodations
Job Accommodation Network
800.526.7234
jan@AskJAN.org
www.AskJAN.org

Family & Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
U.S. Department of Labor
Wage & Hour Division
866.487.9243
www.dol.gov/whd

State Fair Employment Agency
Alaska State Commission for Human Rights (FEPA)
907.274.4692
www.humanrights.alaska.gov

Vocational Rehabilitation
Alaska Department of Rehabilitation
907.465.2814
www.labor.alaska.gov/dvr/

More Employment Resources

Health Insurance

Alaska Health Insurance Marketplace (a.k.a Exchange)
800.318.2597
www.healthcare.gov/get-coverage/

Alaska Division of Insurance
800.467.8725
www.commerce.alaska.gov/web/ins/

COBRA
U.S. Department of Labor
Employee Benefits Security Administration
866.444.3272
www.dol.gov/ebsa

COBRA-Alaska
Alaska Department of Retirement and Benefits
907.465.2805
www.doa.alaska.gov/drb/cobra/

State Children’s Health Insurance Program
Insure Kids Now
877.543.7669
www.insurekidsnow.gov/state/alaska/

Find Health & Dental Coverage For Your Family
InsureKids.gov
https://www.insurekidsnow.gov/coverage/ak/index.html

More Health Insurance Resources

Medicaid Programs

Triage Cancer Guide to Medicaid Expansion

Alaska Department of Health and Social Services
Division of Public Assistance
907.465.3347
www.dhss.alaska.gov/dpa/Pages/medicaid/default.aspx

Alaska Health Insurance Premium Payment Program (HIPP)
866.251.4861
www.myakhipp.com/

State Medicaid Policy on Home Care
Personal Care Services (PCS)
http://dhss.alaska.gov/dsds/Pages/pca/default.aspx

Alaskans Living Independently Waiver (ALI)
http://dhss.alaska.gov/dsds/Documents/pdfs/SDS_MedWaiverBrochure.pdf

More Health Insurance Resources

Medicare

Medicare
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
800.MEDICARE (633.4227)
www.medicare.gov

Medicare & You

Medicare Assistance
State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP)
800-478-6065
http://dhss.alaska.gov/dsds/pages/medicare/default.aspx

More Health Insurance Resources

Unemployment Resources

Unemployment Agency
Alaska Unemployment Insurance
https://labor.alaska.gov/unemployment/#

Agency: Alaska Department of Labor & Workforce Development Employment and Training Services

The maximum weekly benefit amount in Alaska is $370. The minimum weekly benefit amount is $56. The duration of benefits is 16 to 26 weeks, depending on the amount and distribution of wages paid in the base period. Payment can be made via a debit card or direct deposit. Claimants must register for the state’s job search site and provide regular updates on their job search: http://www.labor.alaska.gov/unemployment/work_registration.htm

Applying online is recommended: http://www.labor.alaska.gov/unemployment/home.htm. For questions about your claim, contact the service center that is closest to you: Juneau (907) 465-5552, Fairbanks (907) 451-2871, or Anchorage (907) 269-4700.

Frequently asked questions and answers can be found here: http://www.labor.alaska.gov/unemployment/faq.htm. A comprehensive handbook for claimants is available here: http://www.labor.alaska.gov/unemployment/documents/uihandbook.pdf

Updates related to Alaska unemployment benefits and Covid-19: http://www.labor.alaska.gov/unemployment/COVID-19.htm

State Clinical Trials Law

The ACA requires that most, non-grandfathered, group health plans provide coverage for the routine costs when participating in clinical trials. Some states have more consumer protections. Click here for more information about clinical trials.

AK ST § 21.42.415 – Health care insurer that offers a health care insurance plan in the state shall cover routine patient care costs incurred by a patient enrolled in an approved clinical trial related to cancer, including leukemia, lymphoma, and bone marrow stem cell disorders. The health care insurer is required to provide coverage under this section only if the patient's treating physician determines that: (1) there is no clearly superior non-investigational treatment alternative; and, (2) available clinical or preclinical data provide a reasonable expectation that the treatment provided in the clinical trial will be at least as efficacious as any non-investigational alternative. (Current 5/27/11)

http://www.legis.state.ak.us/basis/get_bill_text.asp?hsid=SB0010Z&session=26