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BETTER THAN EXPECTED: Adrien Hebert, left, co-owner and chief financial officer, speaks with Bob Laferriere, operations manager, at Trans-Tex, a company in Cranston that makes lanyards, sports merchandise, small-equipment pieces and other items. Hebert said business in January was better than expected.
 / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Business costs are rising but owners still confident in growth plans,...

Most Rhode Island businesses are doing well and have positive outlooks for themselves and the economy for 2019, though their confidence is not quite...
GOV. GINA M RAIMONDO will propose a $30 million increase in school funding and expanded job training in a budget she will release later this week. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Raimondo proposes funding boost for education, job training; expansion of tuition-free...

PROVIDENCE – Gov. Gina M. Raimondo says she will propose a budget this week that boosts support for education and teacher training from pre-school through...
THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION'S effort to let companies with religious or moral objections opt out of Obamacare requirements that they offer free contraception coverage in their employee health care plans was issued a preliminary injunction in 13 states, including Rhode island, and the District of Columbia. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/KHOLOOD EID

Judge blocks Trump plan to revoke Obamacare contraceptive rule

NEW YORK - The Trump administration’s effort to let companies with religious or moral objections opt out of Obamacare requirements that they offer free...
HSRI reported enrollment for health insurance was 6 percent higher than last year, bucking a 3.4 percent national dip in enrollment.

HSRI: Health insurance enrollment up 6% for 2019

PROVIDENCE — HealthSource RI’s open enrollment ended Dec. 31 with 34,600 signed up for health care insurance through the state’s health insurance exchange, about 6...
GOV. GINA M. RAIMONDO renewed her call for a ban on assault weapons in her inaugural address at the Statehouse. / PBN FILE PHOTO/NICOLE DOTZENROD

Raimondo calls for unity in inaugural address

PROVIDENCE – Gov. Gina M. Raimondo on Tuesday committed to broadly supporting ongoing state efforts to boost education, job training, affordable health care and...
INCREASED ENROLLMENT: Aaliyah Perez is a customer service representative at HealthSource RI’s Walk-in Center in East Providence. The state’s health exchange had enrolled 31,771 people for health care insurance as of Dec. 10, 11 percent higher than on the same date in 2017.
 / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Partnerships, high-profile merger plan lead the way in health care

2018 began with health risks, routine and unforeseen, and proposed partnerships, and ended with uncertainty over the fate of the $78 billion merger of...

HSRI open enrollment continues despite ACA constitutional challenge

PROVIDENCE — The first weekday after Fort Worth Federal District Court Judge Reed O’Connor ruled the Affordable Care Act unconstitutional, arguing the zeroed-out individual...

HSRI: Health insurance enrollments are ahead of last year so far

PROVIDENCE — Enrollment for health care through Rhode Island’s Affordable Care Act exchange, HealthSource RI, remains ahead of last year’s signups at 11 percent...
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...
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...
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