Temporary Caregiver Insurance http://ripr.org en Recap: Most Significant Health Legislation this Session http://ripr.org/post/recap-most-significant-health-legislation-session <p>The 2013 session of the Rhode Island General Assembly has officially,finally, wrapped up. With that, we turn to Rhode Island Public Radio’s health care reporter Kristin Gourlay for a recap of some of the most significant health legislation to pass and not pass&nbsp; and how it might affect you.</p><p><strong>DAVE</strong>: So much happening in health care now in Rhode Island and nationally – from the implementation of the Affordable Care Act to rising health care prices. Did legislators tackle any of these big issues this session?</p> Wed, 10 Jul 2013 22:00:00 +0000 Kristin Gourlay 18065 at http://ripr.org Recap: Most Significant Health Legislation this Session New Benefits for Temporary Caregivers, New Parents http://ripr.org/post/new-benefits-temporary-caregivers-new-parents <p>In its final hours, the Rhode Island General Assembly passed a new law that will, in its first year, provide up to four weeks of "temporary wage replacement benefits" to workers who take time off to care for a sick family member or to bond with a new child - biological, adopted, foster, or otherwise.&nbsp; The <a href="http://webserver.rilin.state.ri.us/BillText/BillText13/SenateText13/S0231B.pdf">bill </a>is awaiting the governor's signature, which it's expected to receive, and would go into effect in January 2014.</p> Fri, 05 Jul 2013 18:03:03 +0000 Kristin Gourlay 17943 at http://ripr.org Temporary Disability Insurance Program Passes in the Senate http://ripr.org/post/temporary-disability-insurance-program-passes-senate <p>A measure that would expand the state’s Temporary Disability Insurance program has passed the Senate and now heads to the House.&nbsp;&nbsp; The bill could change things for Rhode Island workers who need to take time off from work to care for a family member.</p><p></p><p>State senator Gayle Goldin from Providence sponsored the bill creating the Temporary Caregiver Insurance program.</p> Fri, 28 Jun 2013 13:05:56 +0000 Kristin Gourlay 17591 at http://ripr.org Temporary Disability Insurance Program Passes in the Senate