About TAHP

The Texas Association of Health Plans (TAHP) is the statewide trade association representing health insurers, health maintenance organizations, and other related healthcare entities operating in Texas. Our members provide health and supplemental benefits to Texans through employer-sponsored coverage, the individual insurance market, and public programs such as Medicare and Medicaid. The association was founded in 1987, and represents the healthcare industry’s commitment to improving healthcare for Texans.
TAHP is dedicated to advocating for public and private healthcare issues that improve access, value and quality of care for many Texans. We bring together industry leadership to develop answers to the critical healthcare issues in Texas through continuous communication with its members, industry and community stakeholders, as well as with representatives of the Legislature and state agencies.
As the voice for health plans in Texas, TAHP strives to increase public awareness about our members’ services, health care delivery benefits and contributions to communities throughout the state.

Mission Statement


TAHP is dedicated to its mission of advocating for public and private health care issues that improve access, value, and quality of care for many Texans.

In previous legislative sessions, TAHP has advocated for issues such as improving access to quality health care for the uninsured, ending the unscrupulous practice of balanced billing, improving the performance and cost-effectiveness of Medicaid through managed care, as well as improving choice and affordability of health insurance for all Texans.

During the upcoming legislative session, it is expected that there will be many bills that will impact the delivery of quality care in Texas, and TAHP stands ready to serve as a resource to the legislature on the impact of these proposals.

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