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King nominated as permanent R.I. health insurance commissioner

PROVIDENCE – Cory King, currently the acting R.I. health insurance commissioner, has been nominated to have the job permanently, Gov. Daniel J. McKee announced...

R.I. Health Insurance Commissioner Tigue to step down

PROVIDENCE – R.I. Health Insurance Commissioner Patrick M. Tigue is stepping down after almost two years of state service, Gov. Daniel J. McKee announced...

R.I. health insurance commissioner OKs modified rate hikes for 2023

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Office of the Health Insurance Commissioner Wednesday approved commercial health insurance rate hikes for 2023 with modifications for individual, small...

OHIC: Proposed hospital system merger has ‘significant implications’ for health care

PROVIDENCE – The proposed merger between Lifespan Corp. and Care New England Health System has significant implications for the affordability, access to and quality...

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...

2018-2019 health care spending growth exceeds R.I. Health Care Cost Trends...

CRANSTON – Health care spending in Rhode Island grew by 4.1% between 2018 and 2019, according to a report recently released by the Rhode Island...
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...
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...
RHODE ISLAND'S Assistant Secretary for Health and Medicaid Director Patrick M. Tigue will depart his role Feb. 1 for the private sector. / COURTESY EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES

R.I. Director of Medicaid Tigue to depart in Feb.

PROVIDENCE – R.I. Medicaid Director and Assistant Secretary for Health Patrick M. Tigue will leave state employment for the private sector effective Feb. 1,...
TUFTS HEALTH Plan, which is new to the Medicaid market in Rhode Island, is one of three health plans that have signed contracts with the state to provide health care services for Rhode Island’s Medicaid population for 2018. Neighborhood Health Plan of Rhode Island and UnitedHealthcare of New England will continue to serve the state's Medicaid population.

Tufts entering R.I. Medicaid market

CRANSTON – Tufts Health Plan, which is new to the Medicaid market in Rhode Island, is one of three health plans, along with Neighborhood...
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