Open enrollment period beginning for HealthSource RI

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The open enrollment period for Rhode Island’s health insurance exchange is beginning and officials say many who enroll can expect to see a decrease in premium rates.

Open enrollment for HealthSource RI begins Tuesday and ends on Jan. 31.

The call center in East Providence has added staff and extended its hours to accommodate the increased call volume expected at the start of open enrollment. You can reach them at 1-855-840-4774.

HealthSource RI’s walk-in center at 401 Wampanoag Trail in East Providence will be open from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday to Friday, and on most Saturdays during open enrollment.

Rhode Islanders can also register online.

HealthSource RI says residents who enroll will see an average premium decrease of six-tenths of a percentage point in the individual or family market, and premium rates for some plans offered through the exchange will decrease by more than 5 percent.