Many communities in Michigan are using an
innovative approach to providing health care benefits to persons
in need. Programs called County Health Plans are serving as a
vehicle to provide access to organized systems of health care for
the indigent uninsured and lower income persons without private or
public health insurance.
Each County Health Plan is responsible
for administering the State's Adult Benefits Waiver (ABW)
program for the county or counties it services. Through
contracts with local hospitals, most County Health Plans
have expanded their coverage through various programs to
include low income uninsured residents in their service
The County Health Plans appearing on
this website have a contractual arrangement with Health
Plan Management Services to administer their programs.
County Health Plans are not insurance but provide health
care services to Adult Benefits Waiver recipients who are
enrolled by the state of Michigan.