CRANSTON — Rhode Island’s Medicaid program, which covers 284,000 residents, is offering its enrollees an opportunity to change health plans. The program contracts with Neighborhood Health Plan of Rhode Island, Tufts Health Plan, and the UnitedHealthcare Community Plan. Tufts joined the market in 2017.
The Executive Office of Health and Human Services announced Wednesday that enrollees can change their plan through May 31. Letters are going out to families, and members will be able to call HealthSource RI at 1-855-840-4774 or mail in a plan change request form. Medicaid members in RIte Care, Rhody Health Partners or Rhode Health Partners Expansion are being notified.
Patrick Tigue, state Medicaid director, said, “Our uninsured rate in Rhode Island is among the lowest in the country, at 4.3 percent … and Rhode Island is also ranked third in the nation for children’s health coverage, with over 98 percent of our kids covered.” Enrollees can contact the health plans’ member services by phone or check the plans’ websites for more information. All three health plans offer similar coverage options.