What is OHIC?

The Office of the Health Insurance Commissioner (OHIC) was established by legislation in 2004 to broaden the accountability of health insurers operating in the state of Rhode Island. Under this legislation, the Office is dedicated to:
  1. Protecting consumers
  2. Encouraging fair treatment of medical service providers
  3. Ensuring solvency of health insurers
  4. Improving the health care system's quality, accessibility and affordability
The Office sets and enforces standards for health insurers in each of these four areas.


OHIC's Latest News


2015 Direct Pay Hearing Information
OHIC will accept written comments regarding the Filing. All written submissions must be received no later than July 7, 2015 at 6:00 p.m. Written comments may be submitted at the public hearing or may be forwarded to:

Mail/Hand-delivery:

Raymond A. Marcaccio, Esq. c/o Office of the Health Insurance Commissioner 1511 Pontiac Avenue, Building #69-1 Cranston, Rhode Island 02920

E-mail: healthinsinquiry@ohic.ri.gov or ohic.healthinsinq@ohic.ri.gov

2015 Health Insurance Rate Review Process

As a part of its review of the rates filed, OHIC is soliciting public comment on what has been submitted by the insurers. Written comments may be sent for consideration to ohic.healthinsinq@ohic.ri.gov by June 29, 2015.

Essential Health Benefits Benchmark Plan for 2017

As a part of its review EHB benchmark plan options, OHIC is soliciting public comment. Written comments may be sent for consideration to ohic.healthinsinq@ohic.ri.gov by June 30, 2015.

Revised Bulletin 2013-5 has been finalized and adopted

June Health Insurance Advisory Council Meeting

May Health Insurance Advisory Council Meeting

April Health Insurance Advisory Council Meeting

March Health Insurance Advisory Council Meeting
Health Insurance Bulletin 2015-1 Effective February 23, 2015 - 2015 CPI - Urban (Affordability Standards)


February Health Insurance Advisory Council Meeting

PRESS RELEASE: OHIC Adopts Revisions to Regulation 2: The Affordability Standards

PUBLIC COMMENT SOLICITATION: 2015 Bankers Life and Casualty Company Med Supp Rate Filing

PUBLIC COMMENT SOLICITATION: 2015 USAA Medicare Supp Rate Filing

January Health Insurance Advisory Council Meeting

December Health Insurance Advisory Council Meeting

November Health Insurance Advisory Council Meeting

October Health Insurance Advisory Council Meeting

Press Release: OHIC Awarded Cycle IV Rate Review Funding

September Health Insurance Advisory Council Meeting

PUBLIC COMMENT SOLICITATION: 2014 Blue Cross Medicare Supp Rate Filing

PUBLIC COMMENT SOLICITATION: 2014 United Healthcare Medicare Supp Rate Filing

PUBLIC COMMENT SOLICITATION: 2014 Colonial Penn Life Insurance Co.'s Medicare Supplement Rate Filing

2014 Rate Factor Review Information and Commissioner's Final Decision

2014 Direct Pay Hearing Information and Commissioner's Final Decision

June Health Insurance Advisory Council Meeting

CANCELED: May Health Insurance Advisory Council Meeting

APCD Statement

Instructions and Templates for the 2014 Rhode Island Annual Health Statement Supplement

For Immediate Release: 2013 Primary Care Spending in Rhode Island Report

For Immediate Release: Joint Statement on Federal Decision to Continue Coverage for Certain Invididual and Small Business Plans

Affordability Standards Report Finalized

September 2013: Enrollment Report (Data as of Dec. 2012)

2013 Health Insurance Premium Rate Review Process Final Decision

2013 Blue Cross Blue Shield of Rhode Island Direct Pay Hearing Final Order





Health Insurance Consumer Alert
Red Flags

Federal Health Care Reform 

Improving Primary Care in RI:
The CSI Project
 

RI's Affordability Standards for Commercial Insurers

 



 

 






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