Press Release

Michelle Eliasen joins Maine Community Health Options

LEWISTON, Maine – Kevin Lewis, CEO of Maine Community Health Options, recently announced that Michelle Eliasen has joined the organization as senior network pricing analyst.

MCHO is a nonprofit organization that will provide affordable health insurance to Maine people and small businesses. MCHO plans became available for enrollment on October 1, 2013 for coverage beginning as early as Jan. 1, 2014. Organized as a Consumer Operated and Oriented Plan, MCHO’s mission is to provide high-quality benefits that promote health and well-being.

Eliasen has worked in healthcare finance for more than 18 years. Before joining MCHO, she worked for Central Maine Health Care as a decision support analyst. Her earlier experience includes serving as a lead financial analyst for government programs at Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield. She has comprehensive experience in auditing, budgeting, financial statement preparation and analysis. The responsibilities of her new role will include interpreting and reviewing financial modeling results, developing forecasts and evaluating the financial impact of contract changes.

Michelle received her bachelor’s degree in accounting from Westbrook College / University of New England. She lives in Lewiston with her husband and three children.

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About Maine Community Health Options: Maine Community Health Options is a Consumer Operated and Oriented Plan (CO-OP) created through a program of the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). MCHO is a private, nonprofit entity governed by a customer-based Board of Directors, which gives enrollees a strong voice in the management and development of the plan. For more information on MCHO please visit