VAHP History

The Virginia Association of Health Plans was originally incorporated in 1988, as the Virginia Association of Health Maintenance Organizations. In June of 1994, members of the Association established the Board of Directors and Executive Committee, elected the first officers and hired a permanent Executive Director.
In September 1998, the Association broadened its mission and changed its name to the Virginia Association of Health Plans. The 1998 General Assembly enacted legislation that gave the Commonwealth a new role in overseeing the quality of care furnished by all licensed carriers operating managed care health insurance plans.