CLIP: Health Alliance Plan to acquire Detroit-based Medicaid health plan

Health Alliance Plan recently signed a deal to acquire Detroit-based Medicaid plan Trusted HP-Michigan, the insurer said Monday. Trusted HP, which covers 9,000 members, is formerly known as Harbor Health Plan. The deal marks HAP’s re-entrance into the state’s Medicaid HMO area called Region 10, which includes Wayne, Oakland and Macomb counties. HAP currently offers Medicaid products only in the state’s Region 6, which covers about 3,500 people. The company also said it participates in the MI Health Link Dual Demonstration Project, serving 4,500 people who are eligible for both Medicare and Medicaid in Wayne and Macomb counties.