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New members join I-195 Redevelopment District Commission

PROVIDENCE – The I-195 Redevelopment District Commission has gained two new members.They are Brendan P. Doherty, head of the special investigative unit of Blue...

R.I. Food Bank receives $10K, food items from Blue Cross

PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island Community Food Bank received multiple donations from Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island as the nonprofit launched...
THE OFFICE of the Health Insurance Commissioner has released the proposed health insurance rate changes for 2020.

OHIC reveals proposed insurance rate changes for 2020

PROVIDENCE – Health insurers doing business in Rhode Island have submitted their requests for rate increases for 2020, the R.I. Office of the Health...
EXECUTIVE RECRUITMENT: Management Search employs a dozen people and is hired by companies to recruit executives. From left, Kelly Bowen, vice president of client development; Carol Judge, partner; Stephen E. Judge, president; and Michael Schlaker, partner.
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Matchmaker finds corporate leaders

When a company wants to hire an executive, sometimes it needs a hired gun to reach out and find the right people. That’s where...
THE RHODE ISLAND FOUNDATION announced $2.6 million in grants from its Behavioral Health Fund to six Rhode Island organizations to improve behavioral health care services in the state. / COURTESY RHODE ISLAND FOUNDATION

Rhode Island Foundation awards $2.6M from new Behavioral Health Fund

PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island Foundation is providing $2.6 million in grants for six organizations to improve behavioral health care in the state, the...

R.I. health care providers agree to cap spending increases at 3.2%...

Nearly a decade after Rhode Island adopted price controls for health care that appear to be working, the state is doing more to contain...
BETTER ACCESS: Following 10 other states and the District of Columbia, Rep. Camille F.J. Vella-Wilkinson, D-Warwick, has introduced a bill that would allow pharmacists to prescribe birth control, to improve women’s access to contraceptives.
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Should pharmacists prescribe birth control?

A proposal to allow Rhode Island pharmacists to prescribe birth control is intended to increase access to contraceptives by eliminating the need for a...
JOHN DONAHUE has been named the managing director of the newly-created Self-Insured Strategic Solutions ream at Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island. / COURTESY BLUE CROSS & BLUE SHIELD OF RHODE ISLAND

BCBSRI names Donohue managing director of self-insurance team

PROVIDENCE – John Donohue has been named the managing director of the newly created Self-Insured Strategic Solutions business unit at Blue Cross & Blue...

Blue Cross backs healthy play at recess

PROVIDENCE – More elementary school kids in Rhode Island are experiencing the power of play at recess thanks to an initiative between Blue Cross...
BIG IDEAS: Melissa Cummings, chief customer officer at Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island, helps implement the company’s customer-service projects, such as opening Blue Cross & Blue Shield stores where members can get face-to-face service or take fitness classes.
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Healthy BCBSRI customers fuel Cummings’ happiness

2019 C-Suite Awards | CHIEF CUSTOMER OFFICER, NONPROFIT: MELISSA CUMMINGS | BLUE CROSS & BLUE SHIELD OF RHODE ISLANDWHEN MELISSA CUMMINGS walks into the...
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