Membership Info

Membership in Michigan Association of Health Plans

Purpose and Responsibility of Membership

Under the Bylaws adopted by the Board of Directors of the Michigan Association of Health Plans, the Association is organized and operated exclusively for:

  • The recommendation of modifications to existing State and Federal statutes, rules, and regulations which affect the organization and operation of health plans within the State.
  • The review of proposed legislation and the preparation of legislation inteded to expand the availability and improve the delivery of health care by health plans in the State of Michigan.
  • The promotion of the betterment of the public health throughout the State through the expanded utilization of preventive health care techniques, especially those involving health plans. The dissemination to the public of information concerning the services, aims, efficiency, operations, and health care delivery benefits offered through health plans.
  • The promotion of such communication and information exchanges between health plans in the State which improve health plans, efficiency, lower costs, and expand the scope of health care services available to the public, while reducing unreasonable restraints on trade and regulating unlawful and unfair competition positions.
  • The promotion of cost-effective techniques, procedures, and purchasing by health plans throughout the State of Michi­gan.

MEMBERSHIP CLASSIFICATION

By definition in the Bylaws of the Michigan Association of Health Plans, four (4) membership classifications have been established.  Membership in the Michigan Association of Health Plans includes a pledge to support the underlying purposes and objectives of the Association as listed above.

  • Full Membership
  • Associate Organizational  Membership
  • Limited Organization Membership
  • Business Affiliate Membership

A short definition of each membership is listed below and the Board of Directors of the Michigan Association of Health Plans may adopt guidelines and clarifi­cations of these basic definitions to assist in assuring that members are in the most appropriate member type.                  

A Full Organizational Member is an organization authorized as a Health Maintenance Organization under chapter 35 of Michigan’s Insurance Code, MCL 500-3501 through 500-3580 and as amended, with an active enrolled population or an organization authorized to transact business as a disability insurer under the Michigan Insurance Code and which has an active enrolled population in comprehensive individual or group health products insured or administered by the organization.    

An Associate Organizational Member is a physician organization, a physician-hospital organization, or other physician organized group.

A Limited Organizational Member is an organization which provides or arranges for the provision of health services but which does not meet all of the attributes of Full Organizational Members.

A Business Affiliate Member is an organiza­tion that provides services for the Full Organizational members of the Corporation.

Combined Table of Benefits of Membership by Classification Type

MAHP Member Benefits

 
Full 
Member
Associate
Member
Limited
Member
Business
Affiliate
Member
Participation at regular Board of Director meetings for named delegate & alternative
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Participation at Special Board of Director meetings for named delegate & alternative
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Opportunity to be an Officer of MAHP or on MAHP Executive Committee
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Membership on Standing Committees of MAHP (others may participate with approval**)
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Participation on MAHP ad hoc committess (others may participate with approval**)
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Through Board participation, determination of MAHP policies, priorities and annual Budget
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Access MAHP's CAPWIZ (Political Advocacy Messaging Program)
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Access to MAHP's weekly Board Update from Executive Director
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Profile in annual Senior Resource Management Directory
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Copy of Capitol Directory - Michigan Legislators for Current Session
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copy of weekly MAHP legsilative status (during active legislative session days)
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Copy of association's annual legislative summary
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Opportunity to interact with Medical Directors on Quarterly Basis
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Subscription to Insights, MAHP's quarterly newsletter for designated senior staff
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Receipt of Copies on all Board adopted policies and position papers
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Opportunity to submit articles for Insights Newsletter
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Opportunity to place evens and career opportunities on MAHP website
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Opportunity to participate voluntarily in MAHP Political Action Committee and Events
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Multiple Discounted rates for employees of members at MAHP Summer Conference
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Attendance at MAHP Speical membership meetings (May & September)
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Complimentary attendance at MAHP Legislative Reception and various legislative fundraisers
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Complimentary attendance at MAHP Foundation Pinnacle and various legislative fundraisers
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Receipt of bi-weekly MAHP Membership update for Medicare Program
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Receipt of periodic updates to Michigan's Regulatory Issues affecting members
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Opportunity to participate with MAHP and MAHP Foundation for program sponsorship
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For more information

Interested organizations may contact the following for more information regarding membership in the Michigan Association of Health Plans and application for membership.

Christine Sundell
Business Manager
Michigan Association of Health Plans
327 Seymour Avenue
Lansing, Michigan  48933

CSundell@mahp.org  (517-371-3181)