Responding to the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Community Health Plan Approach

ACHP and its member companies are developing and deploying real-time solutions to secure the health and safety of their communities during this public health crisis

Covering Treatment and Testing

Deeply committed to the well-being of the communities they serve, the Alliance of Community Health Plans’ (ACHP) member companies continue to expand COVID-19 testing and treatment. In many instances, ACHP plans and their provider partners are going beyond serving their own members to knock down cost barriers for those in need. For example, a member provided emergency response testing at no cost to a hot spot in South Dakota and another completed over 17,000 calls to high-risk members.

Read our release here.

Advocating for Expanded Access and Care

To ensure continuity and access to coverage in this uncertain time, ACHP advocates for a federal Special Enrollment Period (SEP) during the COVID-19 National Emergency. Additionally, ACHP urged Congressional leaders to expand the Health Care Tax Credits (HCTC) Program to cover displaced workers and create a Medicaid Stabilization Fund to expand coverage, among other requests.

  • Read our letter to CMS here.
  • Read our letter to Administration officials here.
  • Read our letter to Congressional leadership here

Offering Innovative Trials, Tests and Tracing Programs in Communities Nationwide

ACHP member companies are addressing the very real challenges presented by COVID-19 in their communities while prioritizing prevention, testing and treatment. For example:

ACHP members are also providing enhanced telehealthbehavioral health and testing resources, among others.

Additional information on efforts of ACHP plans and their affiliated systems during this public health crisis is available here.

Please contact Dan Lemle with any questions.

Press Contact

All media inquiries should be directed to:

Mat Gulick
Director, Communications
Making Health Care Better

ACHP is the voice of a unique approach in health care today, one that puts the patient at the center with plans and clinical teams collaborating to improve health outcomes and reduce costs. Our advocacy focuses on providing policymakers with tested solutions, rooted in a model that is proven to deliver better value for patients, employers and taxpayers.

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