About the Health Insurance Advisory Council (HIAC)

The Health Insurance Advisory Council (HIAC), exists to obtain information and present concerns to the health insurance commissioner from consumers, business, and health care providers affected by commercial health insurance decisions. Each month, members of HIAC meet to review policy reform proposals, regulatory enforcement activities, and any other issues of concern for consumers, business, and providers related to commercial health insurance.

HIAC plays a constructive and important role in the work of the State of Rhode Island Office of the Health Insurance Commissioner (OHIC), as it brings forth the consumer, business, and provider voices. HIAC members strive each year to find innovative and sustainable approaches to advise and support OHIC as it pursues the public interest objectives that guide the office’s work—access, affordability, and quality.

Representing Rhode Island

In an effort to better represent Rhode Island communities with more diverse voices from across the state, the Health Insurance Advisory Council sought out new advisory council members in 2021. Creating an equitable health care system in the state can only be achieved when all Rhode Islanders, from every background, have a voice at the table to influence changes in policy and regulations. OHIC and HIAC are committed to efforts to ensure that the health care system functions in a manner that is just, regardless of one’s race, ethnicity, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, geography or any other social barrier/factor.

Learn more about OHIC's Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion plan here

Next Meeting: April 16, 2024

The next Health Insurance Advisory Council meeting is being held on Tuesday, April 16, 2024 at 4:30pm at 1511 Pontiac Avenue, Building 73-1 in Cranston, RI. To view the agenda, click here.

2021 Health Insurance Advisory Council Annual Report

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Health Insurance Advisory Council meeting minutes and agendas can also be found on the Secretary of State website

February 20, 2024

January 16, 2024

November 21, 2023

October 17, 2023

September 19, 2023