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UNITEDHEALTH GROUP is being required to offer coverage through MassHealth, the Massachusetts state-run health exchange, as the company covers more than 5,000 Massachusetts workers through small-employer health plans. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL NAGLE

Star Tribune: UnitedHealthcare pushed into Mass. health exchange

PROVIDENCE – UnitedHealth Group Inc. has been required to sell health care coverage in 2019 in the Massachusetts state-run health exchange, MassHealth, and the...
ACTIONS BY THE TRUP ADMINISTRATION have been disruptive to health insurance exchanges, like HealthSource RI, that were created as part of the implementation of the Affordable Care Act. Are Rhode Island companies backing away from using it as a result?

Is your business using HealthSource RI to help employees gain health...

Despite being unable to completely eliminate the health insurance marketplaces – like HealthSource RI – that the Affordable Care Act ushered into existence, the...
HELPING HANDS: Blue Cross employees work with Family Service of Rhode Island to rehab an outdoor playground at a school in Providence.
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Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island

BEST PLACES TO WORK 2018 5. ENTERPRISE | Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island Employees in R.I.: 779 President and CEO Kim A. Keck Questions answered...
LONGTIME LEADER: Carolyn Belisle, managing director of community relations for Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island in Providence, has been with the company for 17 years. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Belisle’s leadership weaves community, service throughout health care

Women to Watch, Professional Services | Carolyn Belisle, Blue Cross & Blue Shield R.I.Community relations is no longer an accessory to business strategy. It’s...
SEVERAL INSURERS in Maryland and Virginia are seeking double-digit percentage increases in monthly costs for individual medical plans in 2019.

Obamacare premiums to surge next year, early rate requests show

NEW YORK - The first glimpse of what health-insurance companies plan to charge for Obamacare plans next year suggests there’s no relief ahead for...
INSIDE KNOWLEDGE: Kyrie Perry, chief public affairs officer at HealthSource R.I., reviews the week’s events during a team meeting. Her initiatives are credited with a 35 percent growth of “young invincibles” on the HSRI rolls. / PBN PHOTO/MIKE SALERNO

Perry’s marketing prowess expands HealthSource RI ranks

RISING STAR | Kyrie Perry, HealthSource R.I., chief public affairs officerHealthSource R.I. bucked enrollment expectations for 2018, growing paying enrollees in its individual health...
HEALTH INSURANCE COMMISSIONER Marie L. Ganim announced that she has instructed insurers to refile lower rates on group plans renewing in the fourth quarter of 2018 to reflect the recent suspension of the federal health insurance tax. / PBN FILE PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

OHIC reducing small-business rates for suspended health insurance tax in Q4

Correction: A previous version of this story mischaracterized estimated savings for businesses due to the suspension of a federal health insurance tax that had...
HSRI AND OHIC announced the establishment of a health insurance Market Stability Workgroup designed to suggest state-level solutions to lower health insurance costs and stabilize the health insurance market. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/ANDREW HARRER

R.I. establishes health insurance market stability workgroup

PROVIDENCE – HealthSource RI and the Office of the Health Insurance Commissioner announced the establishment Tuesday of the Market Stability Workgroup, a collection of...
IMPROVEMENT AND CHALLENGES: Joan Kwiatkowski, CEO of CareLink and the PACE Organization of Rhode Island, participated in PBN’s 2018 Spring Health Care Summit, helping get the conversation started by talking about her recent experiences in the health care system. / PBN FILE PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Of primary concern for region’s health: primary care and cost

A major goal of the Affordable Care Act was to help more people get health insurance. And on that score, it was quite successful.But...

Banks need to embrace uncertainty

Is banking a technology industry? More and more, that seems to be the case.For years, banks and credit unions have been building their digital...
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