ACHP Welcomes New Member Health New England

Washington (January 5, 2023) – The Alliance of Community Health Plans (ACHP), a network of nonprofit, provider-aligned, community-based health plans, today announces that Health New England of Springfield, Massachusetts, joins its membership. With the addition of Health New England, ACHP has expanded its membership to provide coverage and care across 37 states and the District of Columbia.

Founded more than 35 years ago, Health New England, part of Baystate Health, offers Medicare, Medicaid and commercial insurance coverage. Its network includes 23 hospitals and more than 11,000 providers throughout Western and Central Massachusetts. As a regional, not-for-profit health plan, it joins other ACHP members in their shared dedication to better care, lower costs and improved health outcomes.

“We’re excited to welcome Health New England to the ACHP family,” said ACHP President and CEO Ceci Connolly. “For nearly four decades, they have shown a commitment to community engagement and a dedication to providing outstanding care and coverage across Western Massachusetts and into Connecticut, New Hampshire, New York and Vermont.”

Richard Swift, Health New England’s President and CEO, will serve on the ACHP Board of Directors.

“Being a part of ACHP will allow me and my colleagues at Health New England to learn from and share with some of the best and brightest minds in community-focused health care,” said Swift. “We’re excited by the opportunity to partner with other organizations driven by a commitment to excellence with a drive to increase the value our members receive from the health system.”

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About Health New England

Based in Springfield, Massachusetts, Health New England is a not-for-profit health plan serving members in Massachusetts and Connecticut. A wholly-owned subsidiary of Baystate Health, Health New England offers a range of healthcare plans in the commercial, Medicaid and Medicare markets. For more information, visit healthnewengland.org.

About ACHP

The Alliance of Community Health Plans (ACHP) represents the nation’s top-performing nonprofit health companies, which serve tens of millions of Americans in 37 states and D.C. ACHP member plans collaborate with providers on high-quality coverage and care — leading the industry in practical reforms. 

ACHP is the voice of a unique payer-provider partnership model advancing proven solutions that deliver better value for patients, employers and taxpayers. Contact us for case studies and data about member innovations and results.

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