Insurance http://ripr.org en The Bottom Line: Small Business and HealthSource RI http://ripr.org/post/bottom-line-small-business-and-healthsource-ri <p>Providence Business News Editor Mark Murphy joins Rhode Island Public Radio's Dave Fallon for a weekly business segment we're calling "The Bottom Line." Each Friday they look at business news and themes that affect local business and the public.</p><p></p><p>This week Dave and Mark talk with insurance broker James Raiola of Mass Mutal. They discuss the how the state’s health insurance exchange is offering plans for small businesses and what kind of company can benefit from using the exchange.</p><p><strong>When to Listen</strong></p><p>You can hear The Bottom Line each Friday at 5:50pm.</p> Fri, 13 Dec 2013 20:25:09 +0000 Dave Fallon & Mark Murphy 26247 at http://ripr.org The Bottom Line: Small Business and HealthSource RI Kilmartin, Fine Urge United Healthcare To Reinstate Doctors http://ripr.org/post/kilmartin-fine-urge-united-healthcare-reinstate-doctors <p>Rhode Island Attorney General Peter Kilmartin and Health Department director Michael Fine have sent a letter to the CEO of United Healthcare New England expressing their concern over the insurer’s dropping of dozens of doctors from its managed Medicare plan in the state. They want United to reinstate doctors until they submit a plan to handle the transition.</p> Fri, 15 Nov 2013 21:13:47 +0000 Kristin Gourlay 24901 at http://ripr.org Blue Cross and Blue Shield of RI Opens Retail Store http://ripr.org/post/blue-cross-and-blue-shield-ri-opens-retail-store <p>Blue Cross Blue Shield of Rhode Island has opened its first retail location in Warwick, another sign of the shifting health insurance business landscape.</p> Thu, 17 Oct 2013 17:12:31 +0000 Kristin Gourlay 23365 at http://ripr.org Blue Cross and Blue Shield of RI Opens Retail Store HealthSource RI Rolls Out Health Insurance Exchange Rates http://ripr.org/post/healthsource-ri-rolls-out-health-insurance-exchange-rates <p>The state-run health insurance exchange has released rates on the 28 plans it will offer residents and small businesses.</p><p>The exchange, known as HealthSource RI, offers a dozen plans to individuals and families. Three insurers are providing the coverage that range in price depending on a person’s age and whether they want a “gold” “silver” or “bronze” plan. The assumption is that younger people are healthier so if a 21-year-old and a 45-year-old want the same “gold” plan, the 45-year-old is going to pay $126 more in monthly premiums.</p> Tue, 20 Aug 2013 20:42:44 +0000 Catherine Welch 20358 at http://ripr.org Primary Care and Graduate Medical Education Funding: A New Model? http://ripr.org/post/primary-care-and-graduate-medical-education-funding-new-model <p>A new <a href="http://journals.lww.com/academicmedicine/Abstract/publishahead/Teaching_Health_Centers___A_New_Paradigm_in.99524.aspx">study </a>in the journal <em>Academic Medicine</em> provides one of the first looks at a program created by the Affordable Care Act in 2010 to train more primary care doctors. It’s a pretty different model than the traditional one, where the government, through Medicare, makes payments to teaching hospitals to help fund graduate medical education (like a residency program for doctors-in-training).</p> Fri, 02 Nov 2012 16:29:17 +0000 Kristin Gourlay 4692 at http://ripr.org Primary Care and Graduate Medical Education Funding: A New Model? Health benefits exchanges in the spotlight…literally http://ripr.org/post/health-benefits-exchanges-spotlight-literally <p>States that have chosen to make their own online marketplaces for health insurance are moving ahead, some more quickly than others. And there’s no time to lose: these exchanges have to come online in 2014, under the Affordable Care Act timeline. (Here’s an <a href="http://www.ncsl.org/issues-research/health/state-actions-to-implement-the-health-benefit-exch.aspx">update </a>on where states are with their exchanges.)</p> Mon, 17 Sep 2012 04:00:00 +0000 Kristin Gourlay 8291 at http://ripr.org