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Blue Cross & Blue Shield of R.I. rolls out new regional...

PROVIDENCE – A new plan offered to employers by Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island is part of an expansion to its...
THREE RHODE ISLAND companies earned a perfect score on the 2020 Corporate Equality Index conducted by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation. / COURTESY HUMAN RIGHTS CAMPAIGN FOUNDATION

3 R.I. companies score perfect on LGBTQ-inclusive workplace index

PROVIDENCE – Three companies headquartered in Rhode Island earned a perfect score on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s 2020 Corporate Equality Index, measuring LGBTQ-inclusive...

Blue Cross, University Orthopedics partner on joint replacement bundled payment plan

EAST PROVIDENCE – University Orthopedics Inc. and Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island have agreed on a new payment model for outpatient...

Blue Cross & Blue Shield of R.I. awards $200K to housing...

PROVIDENCE – Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island has announced $200,000 in grants to five organizations that are working to raise awareness...
DIVERSE DISCUSSION: Panelists discuss the evolution of diversity and inclusion initiatives in the workplace at Providence Business News’ Diversity & Inclusion Summit & Awards Program at the Crowne Plaza Providence-Warwick in Warwick on Dec. 5. From left: moderator PBN Editor Michael Mello, Guillaume Bagal, Marianne Monte, Kim Lee and Nirva LaFortune. / PBN PHOTO/PAMELA BHATIA

PBN panelists: Companies need top-level commitment to break diversity, inclusion barriers

As the workforce in contemporary America changes rapidly, diversity and inclusion initiatives have taken on new dimensions, and more significance. Now they mean more than...

Diversity & Inclusion Professionals Founder Linda Newton’s upbringing molded her to...

PBN Diversity & Inclusion Awards 2019 OVERALL DIVERSITY CHAMPION: Linda Holmes Newton LINDA holmes NEWTON sees her efforts to promote equity, diversity and inclusion as far...

Blue Cross offers new, expanded benefits with 2020 Medicare Advantage plan

PROVIDENCE – Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island has rolled out its 2020 Medicare Advantage plan, which the insurer says includes benefits...
PRICE TRANSPARENCY: Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island CEO and President Kim A. Keck, center, says while most insurers have tools to share cost information and pass them along to members and providers, price distributions aren’t widely used because when patients have a health issue that needs to be addressed, they aren’t likely to cost-compare and shop for services. Keck is flanked by, from left: UnitedHealthcare of New England CEO Stephen Farrell; R.I. Health Commissioner Marie L. Ganim; Coastal Medical CEO and President Dr. Alan Kurose; and Rhode Island Foundation CEO and President Neil D. Steinberg. / PBN PHOTO/MIKE SKORSKI

Complexities of price transparency in health care makes it an elusive...

Prices attached to health care services and products need to be more transparent, according to panelists at the Providence Business News 2019 Fall Health...

Blue Cross’ 2020 BlueAngel grants to support groups that help with...

PROVIDENCE – Applications are now being accepted for Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island’s BlueAngel Community Health grants. This year, the program is...

Blue Cross, Brown partner on survey to measure R.I.’s quality...

PROVIDENCE – A new survey done in partnership between Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island and the Brown University School of Public...
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