PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island — A report says premiums on Rhode Island's health insurance exchange are among the lowest in New England, but the deductibles are among the highest.
The report to be released Tuesday by the Rhode Island Public Expenditure Council, a business-backed public policy group, examines HealthSource RI, the state agency coordinating the sale of health insurance as part of the new federal health care law.
The Providence Journal reports (http://bit.ly/1coks28 ) that Rhode Island had the second-lowest rate in New England for 21-year-olds, at $228, and the second-lowest rate for 40-year-olds, at $291.
Rates of $618 were in the middle for 60-year-olds. The average deductibles tended to be high, although not the highest relative to other states.
Health insurance in Rhode Island has generally been costlier and more comprehensive than elsewhere in the region.
Information from: The Providence Journal, http://www.providencejournal.com