Health Alliance Plan (HAP), a Michigan-based nonprofit health plan and CareSource, an Ohio-based nonprofit and managed care health plan with members in 7 states, are forming a joint venture to explore new opportunities to better serve the people of Michigan. HAP and CareSource will come together to provide expansive and higher quality health care coverage to more residents across the state through a combined Medicaid offering and planned re-entry to the Health Care Marketplace.

HAP currently provides Medicaid coverage to 43,000 HAP Empowered members in Michigan, along with Medicare Advantage and commercial plans. CareSource serves more than 2 million members in Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky, Georgia, Arkansas, North Carolina and West Virginia including Medicaid, Health Insurance Marketplace and Medicare products.

Dr. Michael Genord, president and CEO of HAP, and Erhardt Preitauer, president and CEO of CareSource, describe the alliance as grounded in opportunity. Both organizations are committed to thoughtful expansion, exceptional member service and robust community engagement and investment. The alignment of mission, vision and business goals provided the foundation for this relationship.

"At HAP, we're consistently looking for ways to better serve Michigan. This relationship is rooted in a commitment to the health and well-being of our members and our community," says Dr. Genord, the only physician/CEO in the Michigan insurance industry. "We also search for innovative ways to engage with health care providers and create programs to address health equity. Addressing both patient and provider needs ensures high quality care and outcomes. CareSource and HAP are fully aligned in this approach."