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Health Insurance
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Rhode Island policymakers have several options for the future of HealthSource RI, but first the health insurance exchange’s end goals, costs and long-term funding plan should be reviewed, according to a report from the Rhode Island Public Expenditure Council released Monday. more
The Lifespan health system announced a new tobacco use policy on Monday under which its employees who use tobacco products will pay a $600 annual surcharge to their medical benefits. more
More than 16,000 individuals and 130 small businesses signed up and paid for health insurance through HealthSource RI as of March 8, the state’s public health benefits exchange said Tuesday. (Updated, 1:22 p.m.) more
WalletHub, the personal finance social network, released a study looking at the rates at which S&P 100 companies are taxed at the state, federal and international levels. more
Continuum Behavioral Health, Care New England and Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island on Friday formally announced the launch of HealthPath, a behavioral health care initiative developed under a partnership of the three organizations. more
Speaking at Providence Business News’ Summit on Health Care Reform and the Insurance Exchange on Thursday, Coastal Medical Inc. President and CEO Dr. Alan Kurose shared the news that Coastal reduced its costs by 5.5 percent compared with Centers for Medicare and Medicaid projections during Coastal’s first year as a shared savings accountable care organization. more
On Jan. 5, The New York Times ran an article about the anguished outcry of Harvard University’s faculty over the imposition of copays and deductibles for their health care coverage. Even with these changes, coverage for Harvard’s employees remains significantly richer than that typically in the marketplace. more
(Updated, 4:10 p.m.) HealthSource RI is opening a temporary satellite office Monday in Warwick due to increased demand from residents of Cranston and Warwick, according to exchange spokeswoman Dara Chadwick. more
HealthSource RI is holding a special enrollment period through Feb. 23 for those who couldn’t enroll over the weekend due to inclement weather that forced the cancellation of two walk-in events in Providence and Warwick. more
As the March 31 open enrollment deadline approaches for individuals and families to secure health insurance through the state-run Affordable Care Act exchange, Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee announced a one-day event on Saturday, March 8, to encourage Rhode Islanders to sign up for health insurance. more
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