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BCBSRI Direct Pay Rate Increase?

Posted on: November 27th, 2009 by JPAL No Comments

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Rhode Island (BCBSRI) has asked the Rhode Island Health Insurance Commissioner to approve a 10.2% rate increase for its direct-pay plans (available to individuals and families who are not eligible for group health insurance plans or government sponsored programs). Direct Pay is the only health insurance plan in Rhode Island […]

Health Insurance For Children Expanded

Posted on: August 6th, 2009 by JPAL No Comments

Despite the fiscal crisis being experienced nationwide, 14 states found money this year to increase health insurance coverage for an additional 250,000 children nationwide. The states took advantage of $33 Million that was appropriated by Congress when it reauthorized the Children’s health insurance program (CHIP) back in February. the 14 states that are expanding their […]

BCBSRI Can’t Raise Individual Health Insurance Rates

Posted on: March 10th, 2009 by JPAL No Comments

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Rhode Island (BCBSRI) is the only game in town when it comes to the individual health insurance in Rhode Island.  For the second straight year, BCBSRI has applied to the Department of Insurance to raise their health insurance rates and for the second year in a row that request has […]