VAHP has three membership categories to fit your company’s participation level; licensed health plans; plans in the process of being licensed in Virginia; and other corporate entities that support the principles of the Association.  Applications for membership are reviewed by the Board of Directors for confirmation.  Membership benefits are coincident with VAHP’s fiscal year: July 1 through June 30.

Full Membership

Available to health plans licensed in Virginia and operating to serve at least one covered person in Virginia, or an Association representing such health plans. A Member includes any affiliated health plan which is also licensed in Virginia.

Members’ Benefits include:

• Advocacy for health insurance issues at the Virginia General Assembly
• Representation on regulatory issues considered by the Virginia Bureau of Insurance
• Spokesperson for Virginia’s health benefits industry in the media
• Opportunity for input in policy decisions affecting the health benefits industry
• Ongoing communications and updates regarding industry issues
• Participation in annual events with member plans

Annual Full Member Dues: Basic membership of $20,000 with a scale for enrollees above 20,000

Associate Membership

Available to health plan licensees in Virginia that have a limited presence and are otherwise eligible for full membership in VAHP. This membership category provides some of the benefits of full membership, such as legislative tracking, but at a lesser dues level.

Annual Associate Member Dues: $20,000

Affiliate Membership

Available to business entities, professional organizations or associations, and other corporate interests which support the philosophy and goals of the Association as determined by the Association Membership. An Affiliate Member may be a managed care entity other than an organization meeting the criteria for Member or Associate Member.

Affiliate Member Benefits:

• Attendance to the 2023 Fall Forum, and the 2024 Annual Meeting. Each event includes timely guest speakers, legislative reports, regulatory and issue updates, and opportunities to meet and network with plans’ leaders
• Access to the Executive Director and Policy Director
• Your company listed as a member in with a link to your website
• VAHP’s Annual Legislative Summary of the 2024 Virginia General Assembly Session
• One-on-one meetings with the Executive Director
• Opportunity to sponsor the Annual Meeting and Fall Forum

Annual Affiliate Member Dues: $4,000

Membership Tier Comparison

Benefits Full Member Associate Member Affiliate Member
Seat on the VAHP Board of Directors    
Opportunity to hold office in the Association and on committees    
Vote on Association policies and positions    
Membership on committees active in the Association (including a vote on committee business)    
Attendance at semi-annual Association Meetings which include timely guest speakers, legislative reports and issue updates
Attendance at other informal networking opportunities throughout the year such as receptions, special meetings, and educational programs
Monthly VAHP Update (weekly during the General Assembly) containing key action and information items  
Periodic legislative and regulatory updates  
Your company listed as a member in with a link to your website
All VAHP policy and position papers    
VAHP's Annual Legislative Summary of the Virginia General Assembly Regular Session
Opportunity to sponsor semi-annual Association Meetings  
Opportunity to participate in the VAHP Political Action Committee or Charitable Fund