About OAHP

The Ohio Association of Health Plans (OAHP) represents 18 member plans providing health insurance coverage to more than 8 million Ohioans. Ohio’s health plans include commercial insurers, Medicaid Care Coordination Plans and Medicare Advantage Plans.

As the statewide trade association for the health insurance industry, our core mission is to promote and advocate for quality health care and access to a variety of affordable health benefits for all Ohioans.

 Board of Trustees

The OAHP Board of Trustees is made up of representatives from member plans elected by the Delegates. Board members serve three-year terms and the Board elects its officers each year.

Chair:
Travis Garrison, Humana

Vice Chair:
Holly Saelens, Molina Healthcare of Ohio

Treasurer:
Robert Paskowsi, MediGold

Secretary:
David Amerine, Buckeye Health Plan

Board Members:
Lisa Bateson, Anthem, Inc.
Nitin Bhargava, Aetna Inc.
Rob Falkenberg, UnitedHealthcare
Joe Novak, AultCare
Craig Thiele, M.D., CareSource

Our Focus

Legislative & Regulatory Issues
Through OAHP, member health plans have a significant voice in the development of state health care policy. OAHP members offer innovative benefits to more than 8 million Ohioans through employer-sponsored coverage, the individual market, and public programs such as Medicare and Medicaid. OAHP advocates on behalf of its members regarding legislation and regulations affecting all of these business lines, and on general business and insurance issues. In addition, its members provide thought leadership to policymakers on issues of health care and health care management. OAHP is the voice for Ohio’s health insurance industry through the support of public policies that will bring affordable quality health care benefits to all Ohioans.

Partnerships & Opportunities
OAHP actively engages in coalition building with diverse stakeholders and advocacy groups to foster cooperation and a better understanding of the important role of providers, health plans, and consumers in Ohio’s health care system. In addition to collaborating with stakeholders to address common areas of interest, OAHP also serves as the public voice for our industry in Ohio.

Educational Programs
OAHP sponsors educational programs that provide valuable, up-to-date information about national trends, policy implementation and best practices. The most prominent educational event of the year is the Annual Convention and Trade Show.