Press releases

2013

December 23, 2013
FCHP funds eight community-based programs
Grants awarded to programs that support four areas of focus: “at-risk” youth; improved access to nutrition and/or physical activity; health and social services for seniors; individuals with behavioral/mental health issues.

December 17, 2013
FCHP appoints Sarika Aggarwal, M.D., as Chief Medical Officer
Dr. Aggarwal will ensure the appropriateness, quality and cost-effectiveness of the health care services received by all FCHP members.

November 26, 2013
Fallon Community Health Plan supports hunger relief efforts in Massachusetts
FCHP is distributing $150,000 to 100 food pantries and hunger relief programs throughout Massachusetts.

November 15, 2013
Fallon Community Health Plan reports third quarter financials 
FCHP reported net income of $5.4 million on revenue of $316 million for the third quarter that ended September 30, 2013. Net income includes investment and other income of $3.8 million and operating income of $1.6 million.

October 23, 2013
Fallon Community Health Plan appoints James R. Buonomo to board of directors
For over 34 years, James Buonomo held leadership roles at Nypro, Inc. He is a resident of Shrewsbury, Mass.

September 19, 2013
Fallon Community Health Plan achieves national top rankings
FCHP announced that it is the highest-ranked Medicaid health plan in America. This is the sixth time in the last seven years that FCHP achieved this honor.

September 3, 2013
Fallon Total CareSM, transforming the quality of health care for the Commonwealth’s most vulnerable citizens
Fallon Total Care, a Massachusetts One Care plan for adults between the ages of 21 and 64 who are dually eligible for both Medicare and Medicaid, will begin offering coverage effective October 1, 2013.

August 15, 2013
Fallon Community Health Plan reports second quarter financials
FCHP reported net income of $7.3 million on revenue of $311 million for the second quarter that ended June 30, 2013. Net income includes investment and other income of $4.5 million and operating income of $2.8 million.

August 12, 2013
Fallon Community Health Plan appoints Karin Landry to board of directors
FCHP announced the appointment of Karin Landry to its board of directors. Landry is an internationally recognized leader in captive insurance strategy, benefits and finances. Currently, Landry is Managing Partner at Spring Consulting Group of Boston, Mass.

July 29, 2013
Fallon Community Health Plan opens Summit ElderCare® in Springfield
FCHP announced the opening of a new senior care facility, Summit ElderCare, a Program of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE), in Springfield. FCHP is the first to bring this nationally-recognized model of care to the Western Massachusetts region.

May 29, 2013
FCHP announces Mark Cooper as Senior Director of Clinical Operations for Summit ElderCare®
In this role, Cooper will be responsible for providing program-wide operational leadership, direction and oversight to ensure high quality participant care and regulatory compliance as well as positive internal and external business partner relationships.

May 28, 2013
FCHP appoints Christine L. Cassidy as Chief Communications Officer
In this role, Cassidy will be responsible for all of the company’s communication functions, including marketing communications, advertising, brand management and promotion, public and community relations, digital communications, and internal communications.

May 20, 2013
FCHP now accepting applications for community grant program 
Request for grant proposals for 2013 includes an expanded funding area across the Commonwealth and new focus areas to include behavioral and mental health issues and at-risk/proven-risk youth and young adults.

May 15, 2013
FCHP reports first quarter financial results
FCHP reported a net loss of $0.2 million on revenue of $307 million for the first quarter that ended March 31, 2013. The net loss includes investment income of $2.6 million and an operating loss of $2.8 million. Membership was 227,620 as of March 31, 2013, compared with 209,495 ending March 31, 2012.

March 25, 2013
FCHP becomes state’s first health plan to offer cash wellness reward as standard benefit
FCHP announced a new incentive program aimed to reward people for being, and getting, healthy.

March 11, 2013
FCHP’s innovative online tools make managing health insurance easier
FCHP’s updated member portal, myFCHP, is now offering convenient self-service tools, including the ability to check benefits and claims. The new portal tools were developed in response to feedback from members, who were looking for additional ways to manage their health insurance and get answers to their claims and benefits questions.

March 1, 2013
Fallon Community Health Plan reports 2012 financial results
FCHP reported net income of $15.3 million on revenue of $1.2 billion for the fiscal year that ended December 31, 2012.

February 28, 2013
Partners HealthCare, Fallon Community Health Plan reach new agreement
FCHP Select Care members now have full access to Partners HealthCare hospitals, including Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham and Women’s Hospital, effective January 1, 2013.