Tufts Health Plan is a Massachusetts-based health insurance company under Tufts Associated Health Plans, Inc. with headquarters in Watertown, Massachusetts.
A nonprofit organization founded in 1979 by Morton Madoff., M.D., dean of Tufts University School of Medicine, Tufts Health Plan is nationally recognized for its commitment to providing innovative, high-quality health care coverage. The plan offers members and employers an array of health management programs, which support evidence-based approaches to health and wellness.
As of May 2019, the nonprofit health insurer had over 1 million members. The Tufts Health Plan network includes 110 hospitals and 51,000+ health care providers. The health plan offers products for employers, individuals enrolled in Medicare, Medicaid the Massachusetts Health Insurance Exchange, and individuals who are dually eligible for Medicare and Medicaid. Tufts Health Plan is the only insurer in Massachusetts to cover everyone regardless of age or income.
On August 14, 2019, the boards of Tufts Health Plan and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care announced plans for the two insurers to merge their organizations into a new company. The new, yet to be named company, will serve 2.4 million members in Massachusetts, Maine, Connecticut, New Hampshire, and Rhode Island. The merger will require the approval of numerous federal and state regulators and the two companies will remain independent during the approval steps.