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BIG CHOICES: HealthSource RI insurance specialist Al Ferandes talks with Maria Bolarinho and her daughter, Denissa, through the choices available on the state’s health insurance exchange at the agency’s Providence walk-in office. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Success in health market is not clear

One year on and the final verdict is not yet in on HealthSource RI, Rhode Island’s health insurance marketplace. Or at the very least,...
SETTING A PLAN: From left: Neighborhood Health Plan of Rhode Island CEO Peter M. Marino, Vice President Brenda Seagrave-Whittle and member advocate Jacqueline L. Dowdy. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Health reform is fueling strong growth at NHP

Leaders of Neighborhood Health Plan of Rhode Island say strong growth of the company’s patient base, staff and revenue highlight growing community needs prioritized...
POSITIVE SIGNS: When signs National Marker Co. was shipping to customers kept getting damaged, the company started looking for a solution. The result was a scratch-resistant laminate that the company realized could also be treated to protect signs from fading and allow graffiti to be easily removed. Black. Above, owner Michael Black moves a sheet of Fatheads to a cutting machine. / PBN PHOTO/ MICHAEL SALERNO

Sign of times is treated to last

Michael J. Black had a problem in 2011 that no president of a sign-manufacturing company wants to have: the signs he was shipping couldn’t...

FM Global invested in recruitment, training

Attracting young workers to the insurance industry is a growing challenge, but FM Global is not planning to trip on the talent gap. With lower-than-average...
COMING HOME: Brig. Gen. Rick Baccus, the Bristol Veterans Home current administrator, discusses building plans for the new $94 million facility. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

New Veterans Home will have ‘neighborhood’ feel

The design of a new Veterans Home in Bristol will create a more home-like environment, enable independent living and better serve future veterans of...

DiSanto, Priest, Bentley offer family-biz services

Two affiliates of Warwick-based financial consulting firm the Bentley Group will now offer family-office services on topics such as wealth preservation, estate management and...

EpiVax toolkit to be used by Japanese biopharmaceutical firm

PROVIDENCE – A Japanese biopharmaceutical company has contracted to begin using a protein-screening interface developed by Providence-based EpiVax Inc. Chugai Pharmaceutical Co. will use the...
STARKWEATHER & SHEPLEY Insurance Brokerage Inc., has launched a health care platform designed to help business owners choose benefits plans, support record keeping and provide data integration.

Starkweather & Shepley launches health care platform for businesses

EAST PROVIDENCE - Starkweather & Shepley Insurance Brokerage Inc., has launched a health care platform designed to help business owners choose benefits plans, support...

Nabsys names chief scientific officer, focuses on oncology

PROVIDENCE – Nabsys Inc. has named Tony Shuber vice president and chief scientific officer in its latest move toward bringing its genome-mapping products to...

RIPEC report lays out options for HealthSource RI’s financial future

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island policymakers have several options for the future of HealthSource RI, but first the health insurance exchange’s end goals, costs and...
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