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Clock ticking on CVS-Aetna benefits

Nothing like setting a high bar for yourself.In a statement released upon the closing of the more than $70 billion CVS Health Corp.-Aetna Inc....

Swansea board approves host agreements for two marijuana dispensaries

SWANSEA – The Board of Selectmen unanimously approved the town’s first host agreements for two medical and recreational marijuana dispensaries, The Herald News reported...
CARE NEW ENGLAND reported a $26.9 million loss in fiscal 2018, much of it associated with closing Memorial Hospital.

CNE reports $26.9M loss in fiscal ’18

PROVIDENCE – Care New England Health System reported an operating loss of $26.9 million in fiscal 2018 on Thursday, an improvement on its fiscal...
THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION plans to allow states to direct billions of dollars of Obamacare subsidies to health plans that don’t meet the law’s requirements in an attempt to make insurance more affordable and expand consumer choice. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/ANDREW HARRER

Trump to let states divert Obamacare funds to other health plans

NEW YORK - The Trump administration plans to allow states to direct billions of dollars of Obamacare subsidies to health plans that don’t meet...
SAINT ELIZABETH Community received a $400,000 Department of Justice grant to increase and strengthen training about abuse against older individuals.

St. Elizabeth Community receives $400K federal grant for anti-elder-abuse training

WARWICK – The U.S. Department of Justice has awarded a three-year, $400,000 grant to Saint Elizabeth Community, to increase and strengthen training about abuse...
HSRI reported there was 3,600 more people signed up for health care coverage through the exchange one month into open enrollment compared with the same period in 2017.

HSRI: Sign-ups for health care coverage outpace last year so far

PROVIDENCE — HealthSource RI, the state’s health insurance exchange, reports 31,000 people have signed up for health care coverage about a month into the...
CVS HEALTH has closed its $70 billion acquisition of Aetna. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL NAGLE

CVS Health closes $70B Aetna acquisition

WOONSOCKET — CVS Health Corp. has closed its acquisition of Aetna Inc., with the latter valued at $212 per share, or about $70 billion,...
VIRGIN PULSE CEO David Osbourne said that the company remains open to more complementary acquisitions following the company's purchase of the Texas-based wellness management company Viverae. / PBN FILE PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Virgin Pulse acquires Texas-based wellness management company

PROVIDENCE – Virgin Pulse has acquired Viverae Inc., a wellness management company that works with employers to improve and simplify health for employees, the...
MEETING STREET has named Mark Marcantano its new chief operating officer. / COURTESY MEETING STREET

Meeting Street names Marcantano COO

PROVIDENCE — Children’s development education nonprofit Meeting Street has named Mark Marcantano its new chief operating officer, overseeing all of Meeting Street’s direct service...

OHIC announces new network insurance plan regulation

PROVIDENCE – The Office of Health Insurance Commissioner has finalized its regulation of health insurance network plans following its assumption of jurisdiction over them...
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