Member Spotlight - October 2015

An entry from the October issue of the NHPHA e-Newsletter

This month, the spotlight shines on and welcomes Community Health Options™, a new organizational member and Public Health Partner to NHPHA.

Community Health Options is a non-profit, member-led health insurance plan providing comprehensive health insurance benefits to individuals, families and businesses and is a Consumer Operated and Oriented Plan (CO-OP) licensed in Maine and New Hampshire.  Community Health Options is dedicated to delivering affordable, high-quality health insurance benefits designed to improve consumer health and CHO Logo
well being. “We do this by working collaboratively with Providers and Members towards achieving the Triple Aim – to improve the patient experience of care and the health of populations while reducing the cost of health care,” said Leigh Curtis, Outreach and Education Specialist at Community Health Options.  

Governed by a Board of Directors, a majority whom are Community Health Option Members, ensures members having a strong voice in the management and development of products and services.  Their Value-Based Insurance Design includes their unique Chronic Illness Support Program, integration with behavioral health services, and population health support & care management coordination.  “We are proud to feature a broad PPO network,” Leigh said, “which includes all hospitals in New Hampshire and Maine, as well as access to a national network.”

Projects of Community Health Options includes frequent participation in health and wellness related conferences, annual meetings and trade shows.  They’ve partnered with colleges and universities, federally qualified health centers, and held info sessions open to the public on the Affordable Care Act highlights, as well as held overview sessions on Community Health Options and how to choose a plan and enroll, health insurance literacy concepts, and more.  When asked how they first learned of NHPHA, Leigh responded, “Community Health Options is constantly striving to create partnerships with local non-profit organizations who share in a vision of healthier communities.  The New Hampshire Public Health Association was a natural fit for collaboration.”  After an initial first-meeting between Leigh and representatives from the NHPHA Membership Committee, Community Health Options eagerly signed up.  “We are very much looking forward to working with NHPHA in the months and years to come. “

To learn more about the Community Health Options team, click here

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