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HAP IS HERE!: Health Alliance Plan undertakes a day of service in Grand Rapids as it expands presence in West Michigan

Health Alliance Plan (HAP), a Michigan-based nonprofit health plan, engaged in a day of service and education in Grand Rapids today to raise awareness of its expanded presence and network in West Michigan. As part of these kickoff activities, HAP partnered with Meals on Wheels of West Michigan, deepening its ongoing commitment to West Michigan and to the health and wellness of area seniors.

HAP sent 30 volunteers to help Meals on Wheels mark Hunger Action Month. These volunteers spent the morning at two sites sorting large product deliveries into small bundles for pantry clients, preparing fresh basil to be made into pesto, and packing emergency meal kits for the Meals on Wheels Home Delivered Meal Program.  HAP also made a financial donation of $10,000 to provide ongoing support to help Meals on Wheels fulfill its mission in West Michigan.

“Supporting Meals on Wheels of West Michigan is a natural extension of HAP’s mission,” said HAP CEO Dr. Michael Genord. “We are always proud to work with like-minded partners like Meals on Wheels, understanding that poor nutrition has a direct effect on overall health and well-being.  HAP remains committed to supporting programs like Meals on Wheels that work to mitigate that problem.”

“We are grateful for the support of Health Alliance Plan. Their generous contribution will help us ensure that homebound older adults receive the meals they rely on,” said Lisa Wideman, CEO of Meals on Wheels of West Michigan. “HAP’s gift and their volunteer efforts will help us achieve our vision of a community where no senior is hungry or forgotten.”

In addition to today’s volunteer activities, HAP hosted an invitation-only event to introduce local business leaders, health care providers, community partners and agents to the insurer.  Earlier this year, HAP announced that it had greatly expanded its presence in West Michigan with the addition of BHSH Spectrum Health West Michigan physicians and advanced practice providers and facilities to its provider network. 

“HAP is committed to providing the most exceptional consumer experience and that includes unobstructed access to care for our members,” Dr. Genord said. “Our new partnership with BHSH Spectrum Health West Michigan has added doctors and hospitals affiliated with Michigan’s largest health system to our network, making it easy for our members to seek affordable care when and how they need it, no matter where they are.”

Adding BHSH Spectrum Health West Michigan to HAP’s provider network means HAP members now have access to an additional 11 hospitals, 128 outpatient locations and several post-acute facilities, as well as 2,300 physicians and advanced practice providers.

“We are excited to be welcoming new HAP members in Grand Rapids and throughout West Michigan,” said Dr. Genord. “HAP’s expanded presence in the area gives consumers more choice and adds much-needed competition to the West Michigan market, providing individuals and employers with more options for quality health plans, which is good for everyone.”

About Health Alliance Plan

Health Alliance Plan (HAP) is a Michigan-based, nonprofit health plan that provides health coverage to individuals and companies of all sizes. For 60 years, HAP has partnered with leading doctors and hospitals, employers, and community organizations to enhance the health and well-being of the lives it touches. HAP offers a product portfolio with six distinct product lines: Group Insured Commercial, Individual, Medicare, Medicaid (using the HAP Empowered name), Self-Funded and Network Leasing. HAP excels in delivering award-winning preventive services, disease management and wellness programs, as well as personalized customer service. For more information, visit