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Updated Fact Sheets about Coverage

We have updated our Fact Sheet explaining options for uninsured Rhode Islanders to obtain health insurance coverage and the Fact Sheet explaining coverage for immigrants to reflect the 2019 income limits for coverage purchased through HealthSource RI (HSRI). The Medicaid income limits should be adjusted in March.

Open Enrollment for HSRI Ends – Coverage through a Special Enrollment Period or Medicaid Continues

Open enrollment through HealthSource RI to purchase coverage for 2019 has closed. However, people who need insurance due to a change in circumstances may be eligible to enroll during a Special Enrollment Period (SEP). Reasons to be eligible for SEP include: losing health insurance at work, losing coverage through parent’s health insurance, change in household size (adoption, birth, marriage, divorce), loss of Medicaid or other public coverage, change in immigration status, new to Rhode Island. In most cases, the person must enroll within 60 days from the life-changing event. Families and individuals with income below the applicable Medicaid limit can enroll in coverage at any time

To enroll in Medicaid or HSRI during a SEP:

  1. Apply through HealthSource RI Contact Center.  Monday – Friday, 8:00am – 6:00pm.
    • Apply over the phone: 1-855-840-4774   
    • Apply in person: 401 Wampanoag Trail, East Providence
  2. Meet with a Navigator in your community.  Call 2-1-1 to find a navigator
  3. Apply online:  www.healthsourceri.com.

Attend an enrollment session:

  • January 22.  Greenville Library.  10:00am – 3:00pm
  • Feb. 12. North Providence Library 12:00pm – 5:00pm
  • Feb. 25. Portsmouth Public Library. 10:00am – 3:00pm

For information from visit: www.healthsourceri.com

Factsheets

  • Immigrant Eligibility for Health Insurance
  • Dental Coverage
  • Health Care Resources for People Who Can’t Get Health Insurance

Click here to see these & other Rhode Island Health Coverage Factsheets.

Health Insurance for People who are Uninsured

The type of health insurance available to you and your family depends on your income. Adults with income below 138% of the Federal Poverty Level (FPL) may be eligible for RIte Care/Medicaid. The RIte Care/Medicaid income limits for children and pregnant women are higher.

Individuals and families with income above the RIte Care/Medicaid limits can buy coverage through Health Source RI (HSRI). Tax credits are available to help pay for coverage if income is below 400% FPL and if income is less than 250% FPL you can also get help paying for out-of-pocket costs (cost-sharing reduction).

HOW TO ENROLL
• Apply on-line at www.HealthSourceRI.com.
• Call 1-855-840-4774 to enroll over the phone.
• Enroll in-person at the HSRI contact center at 401 Wampanoag Trail, East Providence
• Enroll in-person with a community-based Navigator. (Call 2-1-1 to find a navigator in your community or check this brochure.).

WHEN TO ENROLL
• Individuals and families who are eligible for Medicaid/RIte Care coverage can enroll at any time.
• The Open Enrollment period for HealthSource RI plans closed on January 31, 2016, and reopens in November, 2016. Until open enrollment in November, people who are uninsured because of life changes such as losing health insurance at a job, giving birth or adopting a child, marriage/divorce, a death in the family, or moving to Rhode Island can enroll in a HealthSource RI plan. It’s important to apply for coverage soon after the life-changing event. For more information click here for a factsheet about the special circumstances for enrolling in coverage through HSRI. You can also download a poster explaining eligibility for HSRI coverage here.

HealthSource RI also hosts enrollment sessions for currently uninsured Rhode islanders who want to enroll in coverage:

Workshops & Webinars

Click here to see other Rhode Island Health Coverage Workshops and Webinars


Helpful Websites

Click here to see additional helpful health care links

INFORMATION ABOUT 2013 RITE CARE RENEWALS: More than 40,000 families who had RIte Care health insurance in 2013 will need to renew their insurance ONLINE between June  and November of 2014. Below is information on how to help, a copy of the notices and a printable flyer. All families should start the renewal process as soon as possible.  They do not need to wait to receive the yellow renewal notice, they can renew.

2013 RIte Care Renewal Flyer:  Share our flyer on how families who were on RIte Care in 2013 can renew (English and en Español)

Webinar:   Recording of our webinar for Community Helpers that explains how to help families renew their insurance and more about the rolling renewal option.
Business Process Plan: Help make sure families who come to your agency know about RIte Care renewal.  See our Business Process Plan to help your organization think about how to make sure everyone you work with stays covered.

Notices:  The Executive Office of Health and Human Services has sent a series of notices to families who need to renew their RIte Care Coverage.

Press and alerts:  Read our recent press releases and newsletters about the RIte Care renewal process.

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