The Taskforce is partnering with Chambers of Commerce and business organizations around Rhode Island to bring you a 1-hour seminar on the ins and outs of the small business health insurance market. Click a link below to register.
In conjunction with its procurement procedures, The Providence Plan (ProvPlan) seeks responses to this Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for the selection of professional services in two distinct areas: 1) health policy, analysis, and research and 2) graphic design. ProvPlan anticipates having the potential need for each of these services throughout 2015, beginning as early as March 1. Read more.
Rob Cagnetta, Taskforce member and leader and owner of Heritage Restoration in Providence, sat down with Rhode Island Public Radio’s Kristin Gourlay to talk about what the next governor can do to control health care costs. Listen at RIPR.org
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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Our COSTS presentation handout- what you can do to lower your insurance costs today!