Rhode Island: Important information for the 2019 ACA Open Enrollment Period
HealthSource RI offers the cheapest insurance in RI, nearly half of customers pay less than $100 per month for coverage
EAST PROVIDENCE, RI (October 29, 2018) – Rhode Islanders: it’s time to put health insurance on your shopping list. Individuals and families looking for coverage starting January 1, 2019 should pick and pay through HealthSource RI by December 23.
“HealthSource RI has the cheapest health insurance in Rhode Island, and I’m proud of the work we’ve done to keep costs as low as possible,” said Governor Raimondo. “I urge Rhode Islanders looking for coverage to explore HealthSource RI’s quality, affordable options.”
And now it’s easier than ever to pick the medical and dental coverage from Rhode Island’s leading insurance companies. Rhode Islanders can visit HealthSource RI’s new and improved English and Spanish websites at HealthSource RI.com, plug in some basic information, and quickly compare their options and estimate their savings.
“This Open Enrollment our aim is to expand access to health coverage to those who do not have it by allowing Rhode Islanders to enroll how they want, when they want and where they want,” said HealthSource RI Director Zach Sherman. “We also want to remind folks that health insurance costs more without us. Not only do eight out of ten customers receive financial help to pay for their health insurance, nearly half of our customers pay less than $100 dollars a month for high-quality coverage.”
HealthSource RI serves more than 30,000 individuals and families. Between January and September of 2018, Rhode Islanders received over $72 million dollars in tax credits to lower their monthly health insurance bills through HealthSource RI. The average subsidized customer receives about $300 dollars to make coverage more affordable and pays roughly $118 dollars each month after tax credits.
When ready to enroll, Rhode Islanders can sign up online(HealthSourceRI.com), over the phone (1-855-840-HSRI), in-person at the HealthSource RI Walk-In Center (401 Wampanoag Trail, East Providence) or one-on-one in their community (call 211 to find help nearby).
Customers who want to skip the line at HealthSource RI’s Walk-In Center can make an appointment on HealthSourceRI.com or by calling 1-844-602-3468.
HealthSource RI is also holding Enrollment Fairs on November 13 and December 11 at the Crowne Plaza in Warwick and other enrollment events in communities across Rhode Island. The full schedule is available on HealthSourceRI.com/events.
Individuals and families also now have an easier way to pay their health insurance bills. HealthSource RI customers can visit any CVS Pharmacy location nationwide and pay their monthly invoice at the checkout by credit card, debit card or cash.
Small businesses looking for health insurance can purchase coverage year-round through HealthSource RI for Employers. HealthSource RI’s small business program is among the top in the nation, serving roughly 750 small employers or ten percent of the small group market. For more information, visit HealthSourceRI.com/Employers.