Contact Information

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501 Wampanoag Trail, Suite 301
East Providence, RI 02915

Main Telephone: 401-438-6511
After-Hours Claims Service: 877-704-5550
Claims Fax: 401-434-6094
General Fax: 401-438-6990
General e-mail: information@ritrust.com

Employee Benefits Programs


Director of Employee Benefits Programs

Brian Lavallee

ext. 563

blavallee@ritrust.com

Health & Dental Pool Underwriting, Rate Development, Trend and Utilization Analysis, Billing and Claims Coverage and Eligibility Issues, Benefit Design Alternatives, Employer/Employee Benefit Plan Education, Wellness Programs and ACA Compliance & Analysis including but not limited to Transitional Reinsurance Fee, PCORI Fee, W-2 Reporting, Cadillac Tax, SBC Documents and Employer Mandate Reporting Requirements.

Biography of Brian Lavallee

Brian joined The Trust as Employee Benefits Specialist in 2012 and was promoted to Director of the Employee Benefits Programs in 2014. Prior to joining The Trust, Brian worked for many years as Manager of Large Group Underwriting at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Rhode Island and brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to The Trust's Health and Dental Pools' underwriting process. Brian holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration, with a Concentration in Applied Actuarial Mathematics, from Bryant University.


Life Insurance Program Administrator

Cynthia M. Hamilton

ext. 513

chamilton@ritrust.com

All Life Insurance matters including: Premium Information/Quotations, Changes in Plans and/or Benefits, Billing Problems and Errors, Coverage Questions, Plan Document Requests, Member/Employee/Standard Insurance Liaison, Death Claims, Premium Waiver Claims, Accelerated Death Benefit Claims

Biography of Cynthia M. Hamilton

Cynthia joined The Trust in 2016 as Life Insurance Program Administrator. Prior to joining The Trust, Cynthia worked for many years in a number of Underwriting capacities at Blue Cross Blue Shield of RI, most recently as a Large Group Senior Underwriter. She also worked as an Underwriter for Sun Life Financial. Cynthia holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Bryant College with a Major in Financial Services.


Employee Benefits Consultant

Katie L. McGrath

ext. 516

kmcgrath@ritrust.com

Health & Dental Pool Underwriting, Rate Development, Trend and Utilization Analysis, Billing Support, Benefit Design Alternatives, Wellness Programs and ACA Compliance & Analysis including but not limited to Transitional Reinsurance Fee, PCORI Fee, W-2 Reporting, Cadillac Tax, SBC Documents and Employer Mandate Reporting Requirements.

Biography of Katie L. McGrath

Katie McGrath joined The Trust in 2014 as Employee Benefits Underwriting Analyst and in 2016 became Employee Benefits Consultant. Prior to joining The Trust, Katie spent more than 12 years in the Underwriting Department at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Rhode Island, most recently as a Senior Underwriter. Katie holds a Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics with a Minor in Economics from Providence College.


Benefits Program Associate

Cheryl N. Hamilton

ext. 570

cherylhamilton@ritrust.com

Life Insurance Enrollments and Change Requests, Registration for Trust Events

Biography of Cheryl N. Hamilton

Cheryl has been with The Trust since 2003. In her current position as Benefits Program Associate, Cheryl provides support to our Life Insurance as well as Health and Dental programs. Cheryl had also previously worked as Claims Assistant for The Trust’s Property/Liability pool. Cheryl graduated from The Katherine Gibbs School.

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