RI Medicaid Open Enrollment Now Underway With a New Option

RITogether from Tufts Health Plan, a new choice for those on Medicaid

September 18, 2017  

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Providence, RI – Open enrollment is now underway for Rhode Islanders covered by a Medicaid managed care plan, giving families and individuals the opportunity to change from their existing health plan. For the first time in years, Medicaid members have a new choice, as Tufts Health Plan enters the state’s Medicaid market with its new product, RITogether.

Medicaid members enrolled in RIte Care, Medicaid Expansion, and Rhody Health Partners will receive a mailed letter explaining the opportunity to change health plans, if they choose, during the Open Enrollment period running September 1 through October 31, 2017.

We think our new Medicaid plan offering will change the way many Rhode Islanders view their health insurance,” said Helene Forte, Tufts Health Plan’s vice president for emerging markets. “We will work directly with our members to make sure they get the care they need and fully understand their benefits, as well as the tools, resources, and programs that are available to them. We are confident this plan will meet their needs.”

By choosing RITogether, Medicaid beneficiaries will see the integration of their primary and behavioral health care through Tufts Health Plans’ member-focused care management programs. Tufts Health Plan is nationally recognized for its commitment to providing innovative, high-quality health care coverage and continually ranks among the top health plans in the country based on quality and member satisfaction.

Rhode Islanders interested in changing their Medicaid plan during the open enrollment period can call HealthSourceRI at 1-855-840-4774, or complete and mail the form enclosed with their open enrollment letter, also available online. Members who do not wish to change plans do not have to take any action and will remain enrolled in their current plan.

Members who enroll in Tufts Health Plan’s RITogether plan will receive all the benefits they currently receive in RIte Care, Rhody Health Partners, or Rhody Health Partners Expansion, in addition to unique additional plan offerings. Rhode Islanders interested in learning more are encouraged to visit www.ritogether.com or call 1-866-738-4116 (TTY: 711).

About Tufts Health Plan

Tufts Health Plan is nationally recognized for its commitment to providing innovative, high-quality health care coverage.  Staying true to our mission of improving the health and wellness of the diverse communities we serve, we touch the lives of more than 1.1 million members in Massachusetts, Rhode Island and New Hampshire through employer-sponsored plans; Medicare; Medicaid and Marketplace plans, offering health insurance coverage across the life span regardless of age or circumstance.

We continually rank among the top health plans in the country based on quality and member satisfaction:

  • Our private HMO and PPO plans are rated 5 out of 5 and our Massachusetts Medicaid plan  is rated 4.5 out of 5 by the National Committee for Quality Assurance.
  • Our Tufts Medicare Preferred HMO and Senior Care Options plans received a 5-star rating from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, the highest rating possible. 

To learn more about how we’re redefining what a health plan can do, visit tuftshealthplan.com/ourstories. Connect with us on FacebookTwitterYouTube and LinkedIn.

  1. RITogether, a new Medicaid plan in Rhode Island, is not yet rated by NCQA.
  2. The National Committee for Quality Assurance Private Health Insurance Plan Rankings and Medicaid Health Insurance Rankings 2016-2017.
  3. Medicare evaluates plans based on a 5-Star rating system. Star Ratings are calculated each year and may change from one year to the next. For more information on plan ratings, go to www.medicare.gov. Tufts Medicare Preferred HMO plans received 5 out of 5 stars for contract year 2016 and 2017.