Press Kit

About Us

Who We Are

The California Association of Health Plans (CAHP) is a statewide trade association representing public and private health care plans that provide coverage to more than 26 million Californians.

CAHP works to sustain a strong environment in which our member plans can provide access to products that offer choice and flexibility to the Californians they serve. Most of our member plans provide coverage to Californians through the individual and group markets. Many of our member plans partner with the state by participating in government programs that provide health care coverage to children and adults in need.

Our Mission - Advocating for Health Plans

The mission of CAHP is to serve our member health plans by creating and sustaining an environment that permits them to maintain viability and grow as organizations dedicated to coordinating or providing high quality, affordable and accessible health care to their members.

We do this by:

  • Advocating for the interests of health plans and their members on legislative and regulatory issues.

  • Educating policy makers, opinion leaders and regulators on the implications of policy concepts, and proposals.

  • Promoting collaborative efforts among health plans, providers, purchasers, brokers, other health care associations and other stakeholders to assert policy toward the provision of high quality, affordable and accessible health care.

  • Informing the media and the public about our philosophy and the benefits health plans provide.

  • Asserting a strong political presence in the state Capitol.

  • Promoting opportunities and forums for plan members to meet, exchange ideas and discuss critical issues affecting the industry and industry effectiveness.


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