Why Choose Us

You have lots of options when it comes to health insurance coverage, and a lot to consider in meeting your specific needs and budget. Here are some great reasons to choose Harvard Pilgrim Health Care.

Strong provider network choice

You can choose from the doctors and hospitals you know and trust—more than 68,000 doctors and clinicians in the region and 182 hospitals participate in the Harvard Pilgrim network. Doctors in Harvard Pilgrim’s network also practice in all kinds of settings—small offices, group and hospital-based practices.

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Learn about Harvard Pilgrim's product and network design criteria. (pdf)

Discounts and savings

Harvard Pilgrim members can save on a wide range of products and services* to help them live a healthy life, including eyewear, diet programs, dental care, massage therapy and much more, such as up to $150 fitness reimbursement.**

View discounts and savings*These savings programs are not insurance products. Rather, they are discounts for programs and services designed to help keep members healthy and active. Restrictions may apply. All programs subject to change without advance notice.

**There is a $150 maximum reimbursement per Harvard Pilgrim policy in a calendar year per individual or family contract. Must be currently enrolled in Harvard Pilgrim at the time of reimbursement. Some restrictions apply. For tax information, consult your tax advisor.

Personal health coaching support

Our personal health coaches can help you set and achieve health improvement goals. Members ages 18 and older can choose to receive personalized support by phone from a personal health coach, who can work with you on:

  • Smoking cessation
  • Stress reduction and life balance
  • Lowering cholesterol
  • Dealing with back pain
  • Blood pressure control
  • Weight management
  • Exercise
  • Nutrition

Alternative medicine support

Most Harvard Pilgrim plans include coverage for acupuncture. In addition, your membership provides discounts on alternative medicine services including yoga practitioners, tai chi, and our Mind the Moment program.*

Learn about our Mind the Moment program *These savings programs are not insurance products. Rather, they are discounts for programs and services designed to help keep members healthy and active. Restrictions may apply. All programs subject to change without advance notice.

Our commitment to the communities we serve

Harvard Pilgrim is a local, not-for-profit health services company invested in the communi­ties we serve through the Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Foundation’s giving and service programs, as well as a broad range of local sponsorships. In 2016, the Foundation awarded nearly $2.5 million in grants to hundreds of nonprofit organizations in the region. Since its inception, the Foundation has granted more than $140 million in funds throughout New England.

Learn about the Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Foundation

We listen to — and learn from — our members

We value the opinion of our members. Through our online forum, members share their thoughts, opinions and ideas about our products and services, which helps us make improvements.

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