Who We Are
HealthSource RI was created because buying health insurance is complicated. It’s our job to cut through the confusion and connect Rhode Islanders with affordable, high quality coverage.
We are the state’s official marketplace for health insurance coverage. That means we’re your only source for getting tax credits to lower the cost of your health insurance. If you don’t get affordable health insurance through a job or a family member, you can count on us to connect you with coverage that meets your needs and your budget.
We also offer flexible health insurance options for small businesses.
Since we opened our doors in 2013, we’ve cut the uninsured rate by two-third, and today, 96% of RI has health coverage.
The Affordable Care Act
HealthSource RI was created in 2013 as a part of the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, sometimes referred to as Obamacare. HealthSource RI is one of 12 state-based health insurance marketplaces. That means that Rhode Islanders who want to shop for health insurance and see if they qualify for financial help come to us, not Healthcare.gov. For more information about the Affordable care Act and health insurance marketplaces, click here.
Director Zachary W. Sherman brings a wealth of health policy and analytics experience to his role as Director of HealthSource RI, Rhode Island’s state-based health insurance marketplace.
As Director, Sherman drives HealthSource RI’s commitment to lowering the uninsured rate, improving customer service quality, and providing small employers the choice, price predictability and administrative ease necessary to offer their employees the insurance coverage they need. He has served multiple capacities at HealthSource RI since its establishment in 2011, first as a member of the original implementation team and later as interim Chief Financial Officer and Chief of Staff. Sherman has worked in health policy and research since earning his bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Rhodes College in Memphis, Tennessee.
Chief of Staff & General Counsel
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Suite 400, 501 Wampanoag Trail, East Providence RI, 02915 | 401-383-7771
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