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UnitedHealthcare’s challenge to BCBSRI’s medical plan win denied

PROVIDENCE – UnitedHealthcare of New England’s challenge of the choice by the state to award the oversight of employee and retiree medical plans to...

New primary care center to serve Medicare patients opens in Warwick

WARWICK – A national network of primary care centers dedicated to Medicare patients has opened a center in Rhode Island.Oak Street Health, in partnership...
BIG IMPACT: Sam Salganik, executive director of the Rhode Island Parent Information Network, said the Affordable Care Act has made the biggest positive impact in the health care system in recent years. It’s been complemented by the state’s efforts to make insurance more accessible and affordable.
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Reinsurance program helps curb premiums

Sam Salganik sees hardship cases of Rhode Islanders struggling to pay for health care. But he’s seeing less of it.“The state is making progress,”...

UnitedHealthcare protests BCBSRI’s state medical plan contract win

PROVIDENCE – UnitedHealthcare has filed a protest over the selection of Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island to administer the state’s medical...
FEDERAL approval of a state reinsurance program has lowered 2020 individual health insurance rates in Rhode Island.

R.I. reinsurance program lowers individual health insurance rates

PROVIDENCE – A new state program has earned federal approval, paving the way for savings on health insurance premiums for some consumers.The health insurance...

3 health clinics achieve Blue Cross LGBTQ Safe Zone designation

PROVIDENCE – Three city health care providers were recently named as LGBTQ Safe Zones by Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island.The clinics...

College Crusade of R.I. appoints 4 board members

PROVIDENCE – The College Crusade of Rhode Island, a nonprofit based in the city that helps students in low-income communities prepare for college, has...
BY THE NUMBERS: Mark Stewart, left, chief financial officer of Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island, sees Amar Gurivireddygari, the health insurer’s newly hired chief data and analytics officer, as a key to promoting more high-quality and cost-effective health care delivery. 
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Skilled data analytics a health insurance priority

Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island recently welcomed Chief Data and Analytics Officer Amar Gurivireddygari to its team.Tasked with making the health...

Blue Cross announces Langenus as new board chairman

PROVIDENCE – A health care industry veteran has been named as the new chairman of Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island’s board...

Blue Cross & Blue Shield of R.I. promotes its mission of...

Healthiest Employers of Rhode Island 2019 500-1,999 EMPLOYEES #5: Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode IslandCEO (or equivalent): Kim A. Keck, CEO and president Number...
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