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Blue Cross launches support program for members with dementia, caregivers

PROVIDENCE – Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island is partnering with the Alzheimer’s Association Rhode Island Chapter on a new program aimed...
ALTERED INDUSTRY: R.I. Health Insurance Commissioner Patrick Tigue, top right, discusses the future of health care after the COVID-19 pandemic during a second panel discussion at the PBN Health Care Summit on April 8. Also participating is, clockwise from top left, moderator Michael Mello, PBN editor; Dr. Claire Levesque, Tufts Health Plan chief medical officer for commercial products; Dr. Michael Bradley, CEO and president of Orthopedics Rhode Island Inc.; and Dr. Matt Collins, chief medical officer and executive vice president of Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island.

Has pandemic brought changes for the better?

The COVID-19 pandemic has forever altered a lot about the health care system since it first arrived in March 2020 – telemedicine, behavioral health,...
REGISTERED NURSE Jessica Pace, left, checks the intravenous line of Dolce Contreras, of Central Falls, who was receiving convalescent plasma therapy at Rhode Island Hospital last October as part of a treatment against COVID-19. / COURTESY LIFESPAN CORP./WILLIAM MURPHY

Insurers pay COVID-19 costs for now

Rhode Island is requiring health insurers operating in the state to cover out-of-pocket expenses for customers in need of COVID-19 treatment, raising the question...

R.I. requires all health insurers to cover patient copays and expenses...

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island is now requiring all health insurance carriers operating in the state to cover out-of-pocket expenses for customers who are seeking...

Blue Cross grants $610K to HabitatPVD for improvements to seniors’ homes

PROVIDENCE – In an effort to help older people age safely in their own homes, Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island has...

3rd annual RI Life Index survey kicks off

PROVIDENCE – For the third year in a row, some Rhode Islanders will be asked at random to participate in the RI Life Index...
MARTHA L. WOFFORD has been named CEP and president of Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island. She is scheduled to start with the company in April. / COURTESY BLUE CROSS & BLUE SHIELD OF RHODE ISLAND

BCBSRI names Wofford CEO and president

PROVIDENCE – Martha L. Wofford has been named CEO and president of Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island, the nonprofit health insurer...

BCBSRI reverses position, agrees to waive out-of-pocket expenses for COVID-19

PROVIDENCE – Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island on Monday abruptly reversed its position to not fully cover the cost of COVID-19...

Health insurers diverge on whether to cover customer copays and deductibles...

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island’s major health insurers are taking divergent approaches to continuing no-cost coverage for their members who contract COVID-19 and seek treatment. Blue...

BCBSRI awards $500K in grants for affordable housing

PROVIDENCE – Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island on Monday announced $500,000 in grants to nine organizations to improve access to safe...

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