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SEVERAL INSURERS in Maryland and Virginia are seeking double-digit percentage increases in monthly costs for individual medical plans in 2019.

Obamacare premiums to surge next year, early rate requests show

NEW YORK - The first glimpse of what health-insurance companies plan to charge for Obamacare plans next year suggests there’s no relief ahead for...
INSIDE KNOWLEDGE: Kyrie Perry, chief public affairs officer at HealthSource R.I., reviews the week’s events during a team meeting. Her initiatives are credited with a 35 percent growth of “young invincibles” on the HSRI rolls. / PBN PHOTO/MIKE SALERNO

Perry’s marketing prowess expands HealthSource RI ranks

RISING STAR | Kyrie Perry, HealthSource R.I., chief public affairs officerHealthSource R.I. bucked enrollment expectations for 2018, growing paying enrollees in its individual health...
INSIDE KNOWLEDGE: Members of the first panel at the 2018 Spring Providence Business News Health Care ­Summit April 6 at the Providence Marriott Downtown: from left, Dr. Gus Manocchia of Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island; Stephen Farrell, CEO of UnitedHealthcare of New England; Dr. Claire Levesque, board-certified neurologist and chief medical officer for commercial products at Tufts Health Plan; and Joan Kwiatkowski, CEO of CareLink and the PACE Organization of Rhode Island.
 / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Health Care Summit: System needs more primary care doctors, cost control

Two themes led much of the discussion during the first of two panels at Providence Business News’ 2018 Spring Health Care Summit: primary care...
IMPROVEMENT AND CHALLENGES: Joan Kwiatkowski, CEO of CareLink and the PACE Organization of Rhode Island, participated in PBN’s 2018 Spring Health Care Summit, helping get the conversation started by talking about her recent experiences in the health care system. / PBN FILE PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Of primary concern for region’s health: primary care and cost

A major goal of the Affordable Care Act was to help more people get health insurance. And on that score, it was quite successful.But...

Banks need to embrace uncertainty

Is banking a technology industry? More and more, that seems to be the case.For years, banks and credit unions have been building their digital...

Kilmartin files motion against ACA federal lawsuit filed in Texas

PROVIDENCE – Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin, joined by 15 attorneys general, has filed a motion to intervene in Texas et al. v. United...
HEALTHSOURCE RI reported a five percent increase in paying enrollees year over year. HSRI also said that 35 percent of paying enrollees were in the 18-34 age group. /COURTESY HSRI

HSRI: Paying customers up 5%

PROVIDENCE — HealthSource RI, the state’s Affordable Care Act exchange, reported that paying customers increased by 5 percent in 2018, with 18-34 -year-olds making...

Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island reports $22.6M profit...

WARWICK – Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island reported net income of $22.6 million in 2017, significantly better than the previous year’s...
ACCORDING TO HSRI officials, the individual mandate expiration will cause as much as 50 percent premium spike for individual plans over the next three years.

Sherman: HSRI premiums may spike 50% without mandate

PROVIDENCE —  HealthSource Rhode Island’s 12 percent enrollment increase was the greatest among state-based Affordable Care Act exchanges this year, but the individual mandate...

Individual mandate repeal not Armageddon

On Dec. 20, the new GOP tax bill signed into law repealed the individual mandate for the Affordable Care Act.The individual mandate puts a...
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