Press Release

RELEASE — ACHP Announces New Vice President of Federal Affairs

Washington, D.C. (January 11, 2021) – The Alliance of Community Health Plans (ACHP) today announces that Dan Jones has joined as Vice President of Federal Affairs. Jones will lead ACHP’s External Affairs team and help execute its innovative and patient-centered advocacy agenda.

“We’re thrilled to welcome Dan Jones to ACHP,” said ACHP President & CEO Ceci Connolly. “Dan’s deep knowledge of the health insurance marketplace and experience executing strategic advocacy initiatives will richly advance ACHP’s efforts on behalf of our member plans, particularly in the midst of a public health crisis.”

Jones’ expertise in commercial markets and market stabilization, social determinants of health, surprise billing, drug pricing and government programs, including Medicare, Medicaid and the Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB) Program additionally will serve ACHP member companies well as the organization navigates a diverse set of issues amid a new Congress and Administration.

Most recently as Vice President of Enterprise Policy and Government Relations at Health Care Service Corporation (HCSC), Jones led state and federal policy development, the employees’ political action committee, and legislative and regulatory strategies on several corporate priorities. He also collaborated with senior leadership on issues spanning all lines of business to support and align HCSC’s members and corporate structure with the Washington office.

Jones previously led Congressional advocacy efforts at the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association (BCBSA) and directed government relations strategies for 36 independent BCBSA plans.

Jones also has experience on Capitol Hill and at associations representing occupational therapists and small businesses.

About ACHP

The Alliance of Community Health Plans (ACHP) represents the nation’s top-performing non-profit health plans to improve affordability and outcomes in the health care system. ACHP member companies are provider-aligned health organizations that provide high-quality coverage and care to tens of millions of Americans. They are leading the industry in practical, proven reforms around primary care delivery, value-based payment and data-driven systems improvement.

ACHP advocates on behalf of its members and a unique approach to health care today, one that puts the patient at the center with health plans and clinical teams collaborating to improve health outcomes and reduce costs. Our advocacy focuses on providing policymakers with tested solutions being realized in communities nationwide and rooted in a model that is proven to deliver better value for patients, employers and taxpayers. Learn more at the ACHP website and follow us on Twitter for the latest health insights.