Each year, the workers’ compensation assessment rate is recalculated, based upon the projected costs to fulfill the responsibilities outlined in Rhode Island General Laws. According to the department, these responsibilities include the funding of the Workers’ Compensation Court, the Workers’ Compensation Fraud Unit, the Workers’ Compensation Education Unit, the Workers’ Compensation Advisory Council, the Donley Rehabilitation Center and other administrative and operational costs associated with the workers’ compensation program in Rhode Island.
When HealthSourceRI, the state’s newly renamed health-benefits exchange, opens for business on Oct. 1, it will offer 28 different health insurance plans – 12 for individuals and 16 for small businesses with fewer than 50 employees.
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After the General Assembly passed a bill last week that would require Bryant University to pay hundreds of thousands of dollars annually to Smithfield in compensation for using the town’s fire, police and rescue services, Bryant President Ronald K. Machtley urged a gubernatorial veto and threatened to sue in its absence at a press conference on Sunday.
In its simplest form, the new R.I. Health Benefits Exchange is a sea change in business models for commercial health insurance, moving from business-to-business to business-to-consumer, according to Peter Andruszkiewicz, president and CEO of Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island.
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