BCBSRI Offering New High-Risk Insurance Program

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Rhode Island announced this afternoon that it will offer Rhode Islanders a new insurance program, funded with federal money, aimed at uninsured people who have pre-existing medical conditions.

BCBSRI says Rhode Island has received $13 million from the federal government for the program, and applicants must have been uninsured for six months and must have one of 34 pre-existing conditions, including asthma, cancer, diabetes, heart disease, etc.

The application period begins August 15th and runs through September 15th.  Anyone interested in applying should visit www.BCBSRI.com or call (401) 351-BLUE (2583).