The Virginia Association of Health Plans (VAHP) advocates for health plans by promoting affordable access to high quality health care for all Virginians.
VAHP gives Virginia’s health plans a voice in promoting quality and affordable health care through advocacy, communications, education, and research services. The Association is committed to cultivating a regulatory and marketplace environment that facilitates private sector health care solutions.
Representation and Advocacy
VAHP develops and promotes a legislative and regulatory agenda that advances the successful operation of health plans in the Commonwealth. We are actively involved in policy development and issues analysis during the General Assembly and throughout the year.
The Association issues position statements, educates legislators on issues and organizes involvement of the health plan community in the legislative process. The Association also facilitates political involvement through a political action committee (PAC) to support candidates who are committed to preserving quality, affordable health care.
VAHP generates a number of health information resources to assist stakeholders in understanding the latest issues and the current marketplace in which managed health insurance plans work.
VAHP collaborates with other health organizations to foster progressive partnerships that will help accomplish our mission. We pursue constructive dialogue and joint efforts with provider organizations, health associations, employer groups, and state health and insurance agencies to promote discussion of current health policy issues. VAHP uses its Charitable Fund to demonstrate the commitment of the Association to the community by sponsoring health-related activities.