neighborhood health plan of rhode island http://ripr.org en Have Your Say About Health Insurance Rates http://ripr.org/post/have-your-say-about-health-insurance-rates <p>Health insurers have filed their requests for rate increases (or, in one case, decreases!) for the coming year (effective January 2015). The Office of the Health Insurance Commissioner reviews those requests to make sure they're fair, and then issues a ruling, probably by mid-July. Before then, <em>you </em>have an opportunity to weigh in.</p><p>Here are the details on those opportunities, plus OHIC's summary of what insurers have requested.</p> Thu, 12 Jun 2014 17:58:40 +0000 Kristin Gourlay 35067 at http://ripr.org RI Rolls Out Integrated Care Initiative For Elderly, Disabled http://ripr.org/post/ri-rolls-out-integrated-care-initiative-elderly-disabled <p>Rhode Islanders who are covered by both Medicare and Medicaid - the so-called "dual eligibles" - take note: you're being enrolled in a new health plan designed to coordinate your primary care and long term care needs a bit better. It's called the Integrated Care Initiative, it could affect nearly 28,000 Rhode Islanders, and it's not without controversy.</p><p>But first, <strong>what's it about</strong>?</p> Thu, 10 Oct 2013 20:37:57 +0000 Kristin Gourlay 23032 at http://ripr.org Health Insurance Premiums Up for '14, But Less Than Proposed http://ripr.org/post/health-insurance-premiums-14-less-proposed <p>Rhode Islanders who buy health insurance individually or through a small employer now have an idea how much their monthly premiums will be in 2014. The state’s outgoing commissioner of health insurance approved rates lower than insurance companies requested, although just about everyone’s health insurance bill will be going up.</p> Mon, 01 Jul 2013 16:12:49 +0000 Kristin Gourlay 17722 at http://ripr.org