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Health insurers partner with cities, organizations to increase vaccinations

PROVIDENCE – Health insurance companies are actively partnering with community organizations, state agencies and cities to help vaccinate people who are at high risk...
PROVIDENCE BUSINESS NEWS announced its honorees for the 2021 Business Women Awards program.

Seagrave-Whittle heads PBN 2021 Business Women honorees

PROVIDENCE – Neighborhood Health Plan of Rhode Island Chief Marketing Officer Brenda Seagrave-Whittle has been selected by Providence Business News as this year's Career...
SPANNING THE GAP: Magdalena Andreozzi, founder of Grands Flourish Inc., says many of the grandparents her organization supports lost contact when many group functions switched to online-only after the COVID-19 pandemic struck. Now Andreozzi is using a grant to get those people reconnected. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Crisis exposes depths of the ‘digital divide’

When Magdalena Andreozzi moved workshops offered by her nonprofit online during the COVID-19 pandemic last summer, she expected some bumps in the transition. After all,...
NEXT CHALLENGE: Panelists discuss the region’s rollout of the COVID-19 vaccine during the PBN Health Care Summit on April 8. Clockwise from top left is Dr. Karen Tashima, who directs clinical trials for Life­span Corp.; Dr. Kirsten Anderson, from Aetna/CVS Health; moderator PBN Editor Michael Mello; Dr. Ashish Jha, dean of the School of Public Health at Brown University; Christopher Palmieri, CEO and president of Commonwealth Care Alliance; and Peter Marino, CEO of Neighborhood Health Plan of Rhode Island.

‘Hesitancy’ will be next snag with vaccinations

Rhode Island will soon hit a tipping point in COVID-19 vaccinations – a point at which there will be more vaccine available than the...
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...

Neighborhood Health, Thundermist partner for food access program in Woonsocket

PROVIDENCE – Neighborhood Health Plan of Rhode Island, Thundermist Health Center and Boston-based data science company Algorex Health are partnering on a food access...

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...

Five Questions With: Mark Cooper

In September, Mark Cooper was named vice president of Medicare-Medicaid Product at Neighborhood Health Plan of Rhode Island after working for nearly 20 years...

PACE-RI’s music, art programs set for a tune-up

PROVIDENCE – PACE Organization of Rhode Island’s art and music programs are poised for a makeover as the nonprofit prepares to move into its...

Neighborhood Health staff donate hundreds of holiday gifts for children

SMITHFIELD – Neighborhood Health Plan of Rhode Island’s reimagined holiday giving program has yielded gift bags for 250 children in the Greater Providence area. The...

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