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Healthy Héroes wellness program expands in 2023

PROVIDENCE – Healthy Héroes, an after-school program designed to help children and their families develop healthy exercise and nutrition habits, is expanding to more...
COVID CONVERSATION: Dr. Claire Levesque, second from right, chief medical officer for commercial products at Point 32Health, the parent company of Tufts Health Plan and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, speaks during one of two panel discussions at PBN’s Fall Health Care Summit on Oct. 27. Also on the panel are, from left, Dr. Kirsten Anderson, medical director at CVS Health Corp./Aetna Inc.; Dr. Louanne Giangreco, senior medical director at Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island; Dr. Peter Hollmann, chief medical officer at Brown Medicine; Dr. Alexis Kearney, consultant medical director for Project Firstline RI, Center for Acute Infectious Disease Epidemiology, R.I. Department of Health; and Dr. Jennifer Nuzzo, director of the Pandemic Center at Brown University’s School of Public Health. 

PBN summit panel: ‘This virus is here to stay’

Fewer people are wearing masks these days, and the COVID-19 vaccination rates have plummeted. Even President Joe Biden has declared the pandemic over. But health...

How employers can offer inclusive benefits for today’s families

With only 19% of U.S. households comprising “traditional families,” employers must rethink how they deliver benefits to meet diverse family needs. Today’s definition of family...
CUSTOM TREATMENT: Normand Audette, of Cumberland, had some of his lung tissue tested for biomarkers that allowed doctors to develop the most effective way to battle his cancer. Starting in 2024, such advanced testing will be covered by health insurers in Rhode Island. 

R.I. requires insurers cover biomarker testing

Dizziness, memory loss, anxiety and a perpetually swollen left foot and ankle are among the side effects Normand Audette has experienced from taking an...

Point32Health creates an athletic work environment

PBN Healthiest Employers Awards 2022 1,500-4,999 EMPLOYEES 5. Point32Health Services Inc. CEO (or equivalent): Cain A. Hayes, CEO and president Number of employees: 4,200 POINT32HEALTH SERVICES INC., which...

Health insurers seek rate increases for 2023

PROVIDENCE – Local health insurers have all submitted requested commercial health insurance rate hikes for 2023 for individual, small and large group plans, the...

4 Big Health Benefits Trends to Watch in 2022

Since the start of the pandemic, the health care industry has been continuously challenged to evolve. Even the very definitions of consumer health and...

Missed deadline costs Tufts Health Plan millions

PROVIDENCE – Tufts Health Plan learned the hard way in January that missing a deadline by two minutes is no excuse – and costly,...
ABOUT 200 PEOPLE attended Providence Business News' 2022 Book of Lists Premier Event at the Graduate Providence. / PBN PHOTO/MIKE SKORSKI

PBN officially debuts 2022 Book of Lists at Graduate Providence

PROVIDENCE – Approximately 200 local business individuals gathered Thursday at the Graduate Providence to network with one another during Providence Business News’ 2022 Book...

HSAs: A Benefit for Your Employees and Your Bottom Line

Health literacy is a costly issue across the country. Research shows that when employees don’t understand their options, they often end up overpaying for...
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