Monday, February 6, 2023

No Vacancy – Just Empty Rooms

Bethel, Alaska is not a very large community. However, with a population of around the mid-6,000s, it is actually the largest community in western Alaska, as well as the 9th largest in the entire state. Unfortunately, that status did not necessarily help the financial...

Look Young And Also Get Benefits

Most people might want to change the year they were born to make them younger in age not older. But not so for retired Petty Officer William Joe Westfall, who changed his date of birth from 1949 to 1941 to receive government benefits he...

Cruising Along

On average, Fairbanks, Alaska gets about 65 inches of snow and around 11 inches of rain each year. Temperatures can range anywhere from -17 degrees to 52 degrees Fahrenheit, averaging around 27 degrees. (Needless to say, it sounds pretty cold and gloomy.) A personal care attendant from...

The Fruits of Fraud

The term ''fruits of labor'' refers to the results of hard work that yields benefits. For example, farmers toil long hours by tilling the soil, planting seeds, watering their plants and preventing pestilence from overtaking their crops. Their hard work and effort usually pays...

Rubbed the Wrong Way

According to the National Council on Compensation Insurance (NCCI), Alaska has the unfortunate honor of having some of the highest medical costs in the U.S., which also translates into the highest workers’ compensation premium costs in the nation. (The higher the medical bills, the...
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