Press Release

RELEASE: ACHP Welcomes New Member CommunityCare

Washington (January 9, 2019) – The Alliance of Community Health Plans (ACHP), a network of nonprofit, provider-aligned, community-based health plans, today announces that Tulsa-based CommunityCare joins its membership. With the addition of CommunityCare, ACHP has expanded its coverage to 34 states and the District of Columbia.

CommunityCare serves more than 100,000 customers in Oklahoma. The organization joins other ACHP members in their shared dedication to better care, lower costs and improved health outcomes. CommunityCare is committed to connecting its customers to affordable, high-quality health care.

“CommunityCare’s engagement in the community, commitment to quality and innovative approach exemplifies ACHP’s goal of making health care better,” said ACHP President and CEO Ceci Connolly. “We are thrilled to welcome CommunityCare to ACHP to help further our mission of providing high-quality, affordable coverage and care.”

Dr. Sharon Fletcher, CommunityCare’s President and CEO, will serve on the ACHP Board of Directors.

“Joining ACHP provides CommunityCare a unique opportunity to engage with and learn from likeminded organizations that are equally committed to high quality and transforming the health of their communities,” Dr. Fletcher said. “We are excited for this opportunity to work with leaders who share our mission to help us make a greater impact in the communities we serve.”

A video illustrating the story of ACHP and the distinctiveness of nonprofit, provider-aligned, community-based health plans can be found here.

About CommunityCare

CommunityCare offers a portfolio of health insurance products to meet the needs of employers and individuals.  Since the company’s beginning in 1993, CommunityCare has grown to be the largest locally owned health insurance company in Oklahoma.  CommunityCare is owned by Saint Francis Health System and St. John Ascension.

About ACHP

The Alliance of Community Health Plans (ACHP) is a national leadership organization bringing together innovative health plans and provider groups that are among America’s best at delivering affordable, high-quality coverage and care. ACHP’s member health plans provide coverage and care for more than 21 million Americans across 34 states and the District of Columbia. These organizations focus on improving the health of the communities they serve and are on the leading edge of innovations in affordability and quality of care, including primary care redesign, payment reform, accountable health care delivery and use of information technology. To learn more, go to and follow ACHP on Twitter @_ACHP.