Who We Are
AWHP is a non-profit organization in Washington state. Our members are the major health carriers operating in multiple health coverage markets in Washington. Together, the plans cover or administer health benefits for over 6.9 million Washingtonians.
Individual Market based coverage:
- Coordinated Care, Kaiser Permanente, Molina, Premera and Regence
Employer, Government and Group Market based coverage:
- Aetna, Cigna, Health Net, Kaiser Permanente, Premera, Providence, Regence and UnitedHealthcare
Medicaid Managed Care:
- Amerigroup, Community Health Plan of Washington, Coordinated Care, Molina and UnitedHealthcare
Why We Act
Health care is the second most expensive part of every family's budget. Health coverage plans make health care more affordable by negotiating payments to doctors and hospitals, and guiding patients to the right care at the right time. AWHP was formed 22 years ago by insurance carriers to advocate for a stable individual insurance market, and we have continued that work for decades on behalf of all Washington insurance markets.
Today, AWHP advocates for a stable insurance market for all lines of business. Making insurance affordable makes it easier for our members to access high quality care. A stable market supports affordability.
What We Do
AWHP acts on behalf of the health carrier community to explain the complexities that exist at the nexus of paying for health care and delivering health care. We support effective laws and regulations that protect consumers and don't increase the cost of buying insurance or paying for healthcare. AWHP adds the unique perspective of the carriers to public policy discussions about health care in Washington state.