Recent OHIC Notices and Press Releases

OHIC Newsletters:

July-August 2018 Newsletter

June 2018 Newsletter

April 2018 Newsletter

January 2018 Newsletter

November-December 2017 Newsletter

October 2017 Newsletter

September 2017 Newsletter

June 2017 Newsletter

May 2017 Newsletter

April 2017 Newsletter

March 2017 Newsletter

February 2017 Newsletter

Press Releases:

OHIC Releases First of Four Market Conduct Exams for Behavioral Health Parity

Health Insurance Commissioner Ganim Announces Creation of Behavioral Health Fund

State of Rhode Island, Brown University Announce New Study to Examine Health Care Cost Trends, Set Growth Target for Rhode Island

Press Release: OHIC approves commercial health insurance rates for 2019

Press Release: 2019 Requested Commercial Health Insurance Rates Have Been Submitted to OHIC for Review

Press Release: State of Rhode Island Convenes Workgroup to Address Health Insurance Market Stability, Protect Against Threats to Coverage and Affordability

Press Release: OHIC, HealthSource RI Adopting New Rates due to Ending of Federal Payments

Press Release: 2018 Rate Announcement

Press Release: 2017 Rate Review Process - Requested Rates

Press Release: Health Insurance Commissioner Announces Partnership with Health Insurers to End Prior Authorization for Opioid Dependency Medications

Press Release: Health Insurance Commissioner to hear Public Comment May 16, 2017

Press Release: OHIC Adopts New Standards Focused on Paying for Value

(APM Plan | CTC Plan )

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OHIC's Behavioral Health Parity Implementation Report:

Linked above is OHIC's report to the General Assembly on the Status of Behavioral Health Parity in our state. The report reflects the various means that OHIC is using to ensure that our health insurers are treating the health care needs of individuals with mental health and substance use disorders on-par with the health care needs of individuals who have other types of illnesses. As behavioral health has been an important issue in the Assembly in recent years, it is hoped that this document will add to the information that you have on which to make future policy decisions.

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Commissioner Hittner's response to letter from U.S Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions regarding repeal and replacement of the Affordable Care Act. pdf

All Health Insurance Companies doing business in the state of Rhode Island;
Third Party Administrators required to file annual reports under RIGL 27-20.7-14; and
Other interested parties

Reminder: OHIC has discontinuing the collection of the OHIC RI Annual Health Statement Supplement

Note: This is not the NAIC supplemental form. Rather it is an OHIC document that was created three years ago.

2019 Medicare Supplement Plan Rate Requests:

Solicitation of Public Comment: Proposed Rate Increases for United Health Care Medicare Supplement Insurance (Notice | Filing 1 | Filing 2 | Filing 3 | Consumer Narrative UHLC – 131487477 | Consumer Narrative UHLC – 131487479)

Solicitation of Public Comment: Proposed Rate Increases for Colonial Penn Life Insurance Company Medicare Supplement Insurance (Notice | Filing | Consumer Narrative)

Solicitation of Public Comment: Proposed Rate Extension for Bankers Life & Casualty Company Medicare Supplement Insurance (Notice |Filing | Consumer Narrative)

2017 Commerical Health Insurance Rates:

Press Release: OHIC Approves Commerical Health Insurance Rates for 2017

2018 Medicare Supplement Plan Rate Requests:

Solicitation of Public Comment: Proposed Rate Decrease for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Rhode Island Individual Medicare Supplement Insurance (Notice|Filing|Consumer Narrative)

Solicitation of Public Comment: Proposed Rate Increases for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Rhode Island Individual Medicare Supplement Insurance (Notice|Filing|Consumer Narrative)

Solicitation of Public Comment: Proposed Rate Extension for Bankers Life & Casualty Company Medicare Supplement Insurance (Notice | Filing | Consumer Narrative)

Solicitation of Public Comment: Proposed Rate Increases for USAA Life Insurance Company Supplement Insurance (Notice | Filing)

Solicitation of Public Comment: Proposed Rate Increases for United Health Care Medicare Supplement Insurance (Notice | Filing 1, Filing 2, Filing 3 | Consumer Narrative Standardized Filing - UHLC-131048075, Consumer Narrative Standardized Filing - UHLC-131050439)

Solicitation of Public Comment: Proposed Rate Increases for Colonial Penn Life Insurance Company Medicare Supplement Insurance (Notice | Filing | Consumer Narrative)

2017 Medicare Supplement Plan Rate Requests:

Solicitation of Public Comment: Proposed Rate Increases for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Rhode Island Group Medicare Supplement Insurance (Notice|Filing| Consumer Narrative)

Solicitation of Public Comment: Proposed Rate Increases for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Rhode Island Individual Medicare Supplement Insurance (Notice|Filing|Consumer Narrative)

Solicitation of Public Comment: Proposed Rate Increases for USAA Life Insurance Company Medicare Supplement Insurance (Notice | Filing | Consumer Narrative)

Solicitation of Public Comment: Proposed Rate Increases for Bankers Life and Casualty Company Medicare Supplement Insurance (Notice | Filing)

Solicitation of Public Comment: Proposed Rate Increases for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Rhode Island Medicare Supplement Insurance (Notice | Filing|Consumer Narrative)

Solicitation of Public Comment: Proposed Rate Increases for United Health Care Medicare Supplement Insurance (Notice | Filing, Filing 2, Filing 3 | Consumer Narrative MIPPA Filing, Consumer Narrative Standardized Filing)

Solicitation of Public Comment: Proposed Rate Increases for Colonial Penn Life Insurance Company Medicare Supplement Insurance (Notice | Filing | Consumer Narrative)

Prior to 2017 Medicare Supplement Rate Requests:

Solicitation of Public Comment: Proposed Rate Increases for Bankers Life and Casualty Company Medicare Supplement Insurance (Notice | Filing)

Solicitation of Public Comment: Proposed Rate Increases for Blue Cross Individual Medicare Supplement Insurance (Notice | Filing)

Invitation for Stakeholder Input Reg 2 Section 10: Affordable Health Insurance – Affordability Standards

Press Release- BCBSRI Direct Pay Order and Decision 8/28/2015

Press Release: OHIC Approves Commercial Health Insurance Rates for 2016

Commissioner adopts Care Transformation and Alternative Payment Methodology Plans

2015 Direct Pay Hearing Information

2015 Health Insurance Rate Review Process

Essential Health Benefits Benchmark Plan for 2017

Press Release- OHIC Adopts Revisions to Regulation 2: The Affordability Standards- Feb 2015

Press Release- OHIC Awarded Cycle IV Rate Review Funding- October 2014

Press Release- Rate review decision-July 2014

Press Release- Statement regarding All Payer Claims Database- May 2014


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