The clock is ticking on picking the best health insurance plan for 2020. High quality and affordable health coverage is available through HealthSource RI, and Rhode Islanders have until December 23rd to purchase coverage that starts on January 1st.

Getting health insurance is even more important this year because coverage is now required in the state of Rhode Island. As of January 1st, residents who don’t have health insurance will pay a tax penalty when filing for the prior year. 

Luckily, there’s help! HealthSource RI is hosting an enrollment fair on Thursday, December 12th at the Rhode Island Shriners’ Imperial Room at One Rhodes Place in Cranston from 11am – 7pm. Rhode Islanders can get answers to their questions, sign up for coverage and even talk to representatives from local cheap car insurance and health insurance companies.  There will also be health and wellness checks at the fair such as bone density, blood pressure, and body fat analysis. 

This month, HealthSource RI is also hosting enrollment events in Cumberland, Newport, Westerly, Warwick, Middletown and North Providence. Details on times and locations for these sessions can be found at

In addition to attending an event, Rhode Islanders can sign up for coverage online at, over the phone at 1-855-840-HSRI and in person at the HealthSource RI Walk-In Center at 401 Wampanoag Trail, East Providence. For the remainder of this month, HealthSource RI is open Monday – Friday from 8:00 am to 7:00 pm and Saturdays from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm.

Residents who want to stay closer to home can call 211 to find one-on-one enrollment help at a location in their community. 

HealthSource RI is Rhode Island’s health insurance exchange. HealthSource RI offers unbiased support to customers as they shop for health insurance. It’s also the only source for financial help to reduce the cost of health coverage. Eight out of ten HealthSource RI customers qualify for some kind of financial assistance, and many Rhode Islanders will even qualify for high quality, no cost coverage.

Source: HealthSource RI


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