Decision Support


Virtual Benefits Fair

The State has traditionally held in-person open enrollment fairs where employees can have direct one-on-one access to the State’s benefit vendor partners. While the COVID-19 public health emergency made these in-person events impossible, it also presented the opportunity to make the open enrollment fair a year-round event that’s always available to State employees. So, whether you’re an ongoing employee reviewing your benefit choices during the annual open enrollment period or a new hire exploring your benefit options for the very first time, you should visit the State’s virtual benefits fair at www.exploreemployeebenefits.ri.gov.

Virtual benefits fair

Talk to ALEX®

ALEX is the host of a unique online experience that will help you understand and make decisions about your health benefits. “Talking” with him is easy. He will ask some basic questions about your personal situation (your answers remain strictly anonymous), crunch some numbers, explain your available benefits options, and make recommendations based on your specific circumstances.

Talk to ALEX


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State of Rhode Island Benefits Guide

The State of Rhode Island 2021 Benefits Guide includes an overview of your benefits, with information on how to save—and even earn—extra dollars with some simple choices.

2021 State of Rhode Island Benefits Guide

Benefit Videos

Visit the Benefit Videos page and watch the below animated whiteboard videos that can help you understand how your State health plans work in minutes!

  • Understanding Your Anchor Medical Plans
  • The Anchor Choice Plan with HSA: Is It Right for Me?
  • Your 2021 Dental & Vision Plan Options
2021 State of Rhode Island Benefits Guide