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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
The National League of Cities coalition has selected Providence as one of eight cities nationwide to receive a two-year grant of up to $260,000, building on previous funding that supported the development of a city outreach campaign to enroll children and families in RIte Care, the state’s Medicaid-managed care program for low-income families. more
The main trust fund behind Medicare, the $583 billion U.S. health program for the elderly and disabled, will be exhausted in 2030, four years later than projected last year, the government reported. more
While most large employers don’t intend to change their health-insurance plans with the opening of the health-benefits exchange Oct. 1, small businesses struggling with the affordability are trying to understand what their options will be on the new exchange. more
With the exception of a few glitches at the launch last week, the new state-run health exchange, HealthSource RI, is up and running smoothly and public interest has been high. more
Imagine this: You are the CEO of ABC Co. headquartered in Providence. You have 700 employees (if you include dependents, that is about 1,500 human beings) who depend on you for their health care coverage. There is no other benefit that even approaches the importance of health insurance for them. more
UnitedHealth Group Inc., the biggest U.S. health insurer, reported third-quarter sales below analysts’ expectations while declining to raise its profit projections, driving shares down the most in six months. more
So HealthSource RI is up and running. At least comparatively speaking, it seems quite successful at this early stage, too, managing encouragingly high traffic, facilitating registration, and even enrolling new subscribers. In the first week of operation, the site enrolled about as many new subscribers as neighboring Connecticut, which draws from a much larger population. It would seem that Director Christine Ferguson and her small but intrepid staff deserve at least preliminary kudos for the frenetic effort needed to get the massive project off the ground on time. more
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. more
WARWICK – At the end of September Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island opened its first retail location, following the lead of Blue Cross & Blue Shield affiliates in other states. more
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