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City of Lewiston taps MCHO for Economic Achievement Award

Maine Community Health Options (MCHO) has been selected by the City of Lewiston as the recipient of an Economic Achievement Award in recognition of its accomplishments in its inaugural year on Maine’s health insurance marketplace. The award was presented to MCHO CEO Kevin Lewis at the Lewiston-Auburn Economic Growth Council’s Annual Dinner on May 21 at the Ramada Inn of Lewiston.

“Each year the Lewiston City Council, administration, and Development Department staff identify companies or individuals who have had a significant positive economic impact in Lewiston,” said Lewiston Economic and Community Development Director Lincoln Jeffers. “The award is being given to MCHO in recognition of the 80% market share their well-developed plans earned in the health insurance marketplace and of the company’s phenomenal growth, both in the number of employees and space occupied, since its founding.”

“This award is a tremendous honor and reflection of the dedicated hard work of our entire team,” said Lewis. “MCHO board directors and staff are committed to supporting the transformation of health care delivery and delivering high value health insurance coverage to our members. We are proud to have delivered on what was once just a concept and look to continually build upon this early success for the benefit of consumers and businesses alike.”

Maine Community Health Options is a Maine-based Consumer Operated and Oriented Plan (CO-OP) providing comprehensive, member-focused, and member-led health insurance benefits for individuals, families, and businesses throughout the state. The group is dedicated to providing affordable, high-quality health benefits through productive partnerships with members, a broad statewide network of providers, and strategies such as aligned and effective care management and care integration. For more information, see www.maineoptions.org.

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