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The documents listed below exhibit the Benchmark Plan selection of the State of Rhode Island for Essential Health Benefits purposes.

     VantageBlueSPD
     EHBTemplateBCBSRI
     PrescriptionDrugFormularyVantageBlue
     VantageBlueSBC
     MetLife pediatric dental plan
     FEP Blue Vision pediatric vision plan
 

Presentation given by Health Insurance Commissioner Christopher Koller to the Joint Committee on Health Care Oversight on January 18, 2012

     State Health Insurance Regulation under Fed Health Care
 

Actuarial Analysis: Impact of the ACA on Small Group and Non-Group Market Premiums in Rhode Island by Wakely Consulting Group. December 13, 2011

     Wakely Actuarial Report on RI Exchange w market policy considerations Dec 2011
  

The Affordable Care Act includes features that promote transparency and hold insurers accountable for rate increases and how they spend your premium dollars. For information about Rhode Islands product-specific consumer disclosure rate review at companyprofiles.healthcare.gov (HealthCare.gov external link)
Health Insurance Rate Request Filings

Health Filing Access Interface
Providing easy access to Patient Protection & Affordable Care Act (PPACA) related to public health filings hosted in the SERFF system with the NAIC.

Governing - Meet The New Boss
The nation's only health insurance commissioner takes on an industry.

Small Business Health Care Tax Credit 

Full Committee Hearing - The Affordable Care Act: The Impact of Health Insurance Reform on Health Care Consumers
The role of the Health Care Delivery System testimony by RI Health Insurance Commissioner Christopher Koller.

Full Committee Hearing - The Affordable Care Act: The Impact of Health Insurance Reform on Health Care Consumers
Thursday, January 27 2011, 10:00 AM Testimony offered by RI Health Insurance Commissioner Koller.  

Health Reform Hits Main Street
Confused about how the new health reform law really works? This short, animated movie -- featuring the "YouToons" -- explains the problems with the current health care system, the changes that are happening now, and the big changes coming in 2014.

HealthCare.gov
The Federal Government's website with information on new rights, benefits and protections under the New Federal Law

Pre-existing Health Insurance Plan for Rhode Island
If you have questions or would like to request an enrollment kit, please call BCBSRI Individual Sales Department at (401) 351-BLUE or 1-800-505-2583 (outside Rhode Island).(External Link to BCBSRI)

Coverage of young adults under age 26 (Contact your insurance company directly)

FEDERAL GRANTS
FEDERAL GRANTS AWARDED TO RHODE ISLAND

April 22, 2010
FAQ's About Health Reform from the National Association of Insurance Commissioners
(external link NAIC) 

April 8, 2010
Focus on Health Reform by Kaiser Family Foundation (external link) 

April 6, 2010
Online resources for information on health-care reform by The Washington Post (external link)


     Commissioner's Statement on ACA Ruling
     Kaiser Health News Consumers Guide to Health Reform
     Immediate Health Insurance Market Reforms by US Secretary of HHS
     Kaiser Health News Consumers Guide to Health Reform
     Small Business Tax Credit
     Immediate Health Insurance Market Reforms by US Secretary of HHS
     Health Insurance Market Reforms by US Secretary of HHS
     Small Business Tax Credit
     Health Insurance Market Reforms by US Secretary of HHS


     US Dept of HHS Dependent Child Coverage
     US Dept of HHS Dependent Coverage - FAQ




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