About Us

Community Health Options is Maine’s first nonprofit, consumer operated and oriented health insurance plan. We are the only member-directed health insurance plan partnering with people, healthcare providers, and small businesses.

We are innovative and do things differently to improve healthcare for all. We believe that healthcare can be both better and more affordable when doctors, patients, health insurers, and employers all work together. We foster these relationships because these partnerships will bring change.

We also believe that the community plays an important role in people’s health. We support local resources whenever possible to help all Maine and New Hampshire people have better access to high-quality, integrated care.

Community Health Options is a national Consumer Operated and Oriented Plan (CO-OP) created with the support of the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Community Health Options is a private, nonprofit entity governed by a member-based Board of Directors, which gives members a strong voice in the management and development of the plan. 

Mission, Vision & Values

Our Mission

To partner locally with Members, businesses and health professionals to provide affordable, high-quality benefits that promote health and wellbeing. 

Our Vision

To be a leader in transforming and improving individual and community health and positively affecting local economies.  

Our Values

Community Health Options believes that:

  • Every person is entitled to courtesy and respect.
  • A trustworthy organization (embodies) demonstrates honesty, integrity, independence, and consistency in policy and action.
  • Discipline, focus, courage and humility enable us to be open to learning from the challenges that confront us without blaming others.
  • It is important to embrace change and see positive potential in disruptive innovation.
  • Spontaneity, balance, thoughtfulness and curiosity are essential.