We’re happy to announce that nonprofit health insurance company Blue Cross Blue Shield of Rhode Island (BCBSRI) has joined BIF as a new member!

Blue Cross has been providing health insurance to Rhode Islanders for more than 75 years, and facilitating access to affordable, high-quality healthcare for its 550,000 members. BCBSRI also seeks to improve the healthcare delivery system for all of Rhode Island.

The BIF community of corporate members believes that tweaking the way our current social systems work is not enough, that we need to make transformation safer and easier to manage. We do this by helping leaders explore and test new business models in healthcare, education and government. We welcome Blue Cross Blue Shield of Rhode Island to our community of transformational change makers.  

"We are excited to partner with BIF to extend and enhance our innovation efforts," said Melissa Cummings, SVP and Chief Customer Officer at Blue Cross Blue Shield of RI.  "Given the rapidly changing nature of the healthcare landscape, we are committed to bringing new capabilities and services to the marketplace to better meet the needs of our customers." 

"Blue Cross Blue Shield is a valued addition to our BIF community.  We know how important it is for market leaders in their industries to continually provide opportunities for ongoing experimentation with their business models," said Saul Kaplan, BIF Founder and Chief Catalyst.  "We look forward to working with the leadership team at Blue Cross Blue Shield RI to connect them with our network, and to inspire new thinking."

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