EAST PROVIDENCE – Rep. David N. Cicilline, D-R.I., and HealthSource RI Director Christine C. Ferguson are partnering to host three workshops to help small-business owners, young people and the uninsured in Rhode Island’s 1st Congressional District navigate the new health-insurance exchange.
The first workshop at the East Providence Public Library on Grove Avenue is scheduled to be held Oct. 26. The next, focusing on young people, will be Nov. 2. The last, for uninsured families, is set for Nov. 9. HealthSource RI staff and members of Cicilline’s congressional office will be available to answer questions and explain the new health-insurance options and resources available through the exchange.
Since opening Oct. 1, HealthSource RI has received 9,112 phone calls, 544 in-person visits and 53,769 unique website visits. Accounts created on the site total 5,717. HealthSource RI is not releasing any enrollment data until November, according to exchange spokesperson Dara Chadwick. •