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Health insurers seek rate increases for all individual, group plans in...

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island’s largest health insurance companies are seeking rate increases for 2022 that range from 2.9% to 17.5% for the small- and...
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...
STAYING CONNECTED: Yoga instructor Jackie Hattoy leads a virtual yoga class on Jan. 21 at Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island’s Your Blue Store in Cranston. By the end of 2020, the health insurer had recorded 180 online yoga sessions and its video engagement had increased by 3,000% over the prior year. / 
PBN PHOTO/ELIZABETH GRAHAM

Wellness programs for employees gain strength

The most isolating year that many Americans have experienced has ended and another one has started. Amid all the forced-alone or family-unit time, companies that...
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...

HealthSource RI joins national campaign promoting health coverage during pandemic

EAST PROVIDENCE – HealthSource RI has joined a national campaign that emphasizes the importance of health insurance during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Get Covered 2021...
NATIONAL LEADER: Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island CEO and President Kim A. Keck created several initiatives to improve health care access for all in the Ocean State. In January, she will become the next CEO and president of Blue Cross Blue Shield Association. / COURTESY BLUE CROSS & BLUE SHIELD OF RHODE ISLAND

Blue Cross’ Keck works to create a healthy community

PBN Business Excellence Awards 2020 Corporate Citizenship: Kim A. Keck | CEO and president, Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island AS KIM A. KECK...

Surprise medical bills are costing us all

Surprise medical billing is one of the most urgent topics in health care. Too often after a hospital procedure or visit to an emergency room,...
5Q: Leslie Taito
Chief of staff, Neighborhood Health Plan of Rhode Island / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Five Questions With: Leslie Taito

Leslie Taito | Chief of Staff, Neighborhood Health Plan of Rhode Island 1. Why did you leave your role as CEO of the manufacturer Hope...
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...
BEST FOOT FORWARD: Neighborhood Health Plan of Rhode Island’s Team Neighborhood members and pets participate in the 2019 American Heart Association of Southern New England Heart Walk in Providence. / COURTESY NEIGHBORHOOD HEALTH PLAN OF RHODE ISLAND

Neighborhood Health Plan of Rhode Island

PBN Best Places to Work 2020 LARGE COMPANIES 7. Neighborhood Health Plan of Rhode Island Employees in R.I.: 493 CEO and President Peter Marino Questions answered by: Chief...

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