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MARIE L. GANIM, Rhode Island's health insurance commissioner, signed a letter Wednesday, pledging to work with President-elect Joe Biden on health policy recommendations. / PBN FILE PHOTO/ RUPERT WHITELY

R.I. health insurance commissioner joins other states in supporting ACA recommendations

PROVIDENCE – Marie Ganim, Rhode Island's outgoing health insurance commissioner, signed a letter on Wednesday pledging to work with President-elect Joe Biden on health...
ESSENTIAL SERVICE: The Rhode Island Free Clinic has provided more than 40,000 free patient visits to uninsured, low-income adults over the last five years. CEO Marie Ghazal, right, speaks with primary care provider Marina Rodriguez, center, and psychiatric clinical nurse specialist Sylvia Weber.  / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Rhode Island Free Clinic provides a much-needed lifeline for Rhode Island...

PBN Business Excellence Awards 2020 Excellence at a Social Service Agency: Rhode Island Free Clinic EVEN AFTER EXPERIENCING “significant disruption” this year due to the...
THE U.S. SUPREME COURT is hearing arguments about the Affordable Care Act. / AP FILE PHOTO/ALEX BRANDON

High court seems likely to leave federal health care law in...

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Supreme Court seemed likely Tuesday to leave in place the bulk of the Affordable Care Act, including key protections for...
TALKING IT THROUGH: Panelists in the second half of the PBN Health Care Summit on Oct. 29 discuss the implications of returning to workplaces amid a rise in COVID-19 cases. The virtual panel included, clockwise from top left, Dr. Claire Levesque, from Tufts Health Plan; Peter Marino, from Neighborhood Health Plan of Rhode Island; moderator Michael Mello, PBN editor; Dr. Matt Collins, from Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island; and Siobhain Sullivan, from Rhode Island Medical Imaging Inc.

Are you ready to return to workplace? Not so fast

Rhode Island businesses yearning to get back to a pre-COVID-19 normal should not get their hopes up yet, particularly in light of a recent...
KIM A. KECK, CEO and president of Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island, will be leaving the local health insurer at the end of this year and will become the CEO and president of Blue Cross Blue Shield Association on Jan. 4, 2021. / COURTESY BLUE CROSS & BLUE SHIELD OF RHODE ISLAND

Keck to step down as CEO and president of Blue Cross...

PROVIDENCE – Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island CEO and President Kim A. Keck will be leaving the local health insurer at...
HEALTH CONSCIOUS: James Raiola, principal of James Raiola CFP and Associates, says many companies are looking for more options in wellness plans, including incentives for things such as keeping physically fit. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Amid the health crisis, a new focus on benefits

Six months ago, companies in Rhode Island that were worried about keeping talented employees were talking about salary increases and benefits enhancements. The job...

A lifeline for pre-Medicare adults

Ten years after the passage of the Affordable Care Act, the Trump administration is now asking the Supreme Court to overturn it. Yet it’s...

For college students, questions of coverage

As colleges and universities decide whether to reopen their campuses this fall, much of the discussion has focused on the ethics behind the decision...

U.S. coronavirus crisis long time in making

As the coronavirus pandemic exerts a tighter grip on the nation, critics of the Trump administration have repeatedly highlighted its changes to the nation’s...

HSRI sees 32,704 signups for 2020

EAST PROVIDENCE – Enrollment in the state’s health insurance market for 2020 totaled 32,704 individuals and families during the open enrollment period, an increase...

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