The owner of a natural food market in Portsmouth has seen his health insurance costs rise 40% in 7 years. Read more.
The Office of the Health Insurance Commissioner has released its approval of health plan rates for 2016. See the approved rates.
Before this month’s landmark King v. Burwell decision, it was unclear whether or not states without their own health insurance exchanges would be able to continue to receive subsidies… Read More
The announcement of Governor Raimondo’s new Working Group for Healthcare Innovation is exciting news. Dozens of members of the Small Employer Taskforce delivered public comments… Read More
Health reporter Rich Salit talks to Commissioner Hittner. Read the article at ProvidenceJournal.com.
Rhode Island’s health insurers have submitted their proposed rates for 2016 to the Office of the Health Insurance Commissioner (OHIC). See the rate requests.
Small business owners and nonprofit leaders joined a conversation with state officials on how the rising cost of health insurance is impacting small business growth. Read more.
Small Employer Taskforce Co-Chair Rob Cagnetta talked to the Providence Business News about the Health Insurance Commissioner’s new Affordability Standards. Read the article at PBN.com.
The Governor’s budget proposal includes surcharges assessed on all small group and individual health insurance premiums to support HealthSource RI. Read the Providence Journal article.
Small business owner and Taskforce member Rob Cagnetta speaks to ProJo reporter about the newly approved rates. Read the article in the Providence Journal.
Ted Nesi talks with Taskforce member Steve Boyle of the Greater Cranston Chamber and Taskforce Coordinator Mark Gray about healthcare costs’ impact on small employers. Watch the show at wpri.com
The requested rates must be approved by OHIC before they can take effect next year. Included in this annual Rate Review process is a public input meeting, where small employers who purchase health insurance are invited to comment on how the proposed increases might impact their business or organization.
Read Cranston Chamber President and Small Employer Taskforce member Steve Boyle’s latest op-ed in the Providence Journal.
by Harold Ambler The announcement by Stephen Farrell, president and CEO of UnitedHealthcare of New England, at a meeting of the Health Insurance Small Employer Taskforce last week that United planned to open a private health insurance “exchange” is part of a broader trend both in New England and nationally that is seeing insurance carriers and brokers expand their presences beyond the traditional health insurance marketplace. PBN.com
Taskforce Member Rob Cagnetta: Business Community is not Unified on Issue of HealthSource RI Funding.
Read the opinion by Rob–co-authored with Dr. Paul Block of HealthRIght–submitted in response to a position paper issued last week by the Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce and other business groups.
Lieutenant Governor Roberts joined OHIC officials and Taskforce members and leaders on December 9 to discuss the state of healthcare planning in RI. Click here to learn about the forum and view the presentation.
On April 4, 2013 Michael Bailit returned with a great presentation geared toward small employers. Click here to learn about health plan innovations that are lowering the rates of insurance increases while improving health outcomes.
Gearing up for the ACA and the Exchange – What Small Employers Need to Know in 2013 with guest speaker Rhode Island Health Benefits Exchange Executive Director Christine Ferguson.
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