The New Hampshire Vaccine Association (“NHVA”) is a not-for-profit voluntary corporation that works to improve access to childhood vaccines while lowering health care costs. NHVA funds New Hampshire’s universal vaccine purchasing program through a cooperative approach involving insurers, health care providers, and the New Hampshire Departments of Insurance and Health and Human Services.
NHVA does not set vaccine policy. It collects and administers vaccine funding in New Hampshire so that the state can purchase vaccines for all children, regardless of income or insurance coverage.
NHVA was formed pursuant to New Hampshire Revised Statutes Annotated (“RSA”) Chapter 126-Q. This law became effective June 17, 2002, and NHVA was incorporated in November 2002. In 2013, the New Hampshire legislature revised RSA 126-Q to ensure that assessments are shared equitably among payers.
NHVA has hired an Administrator, Helms & Company, Inc., to manage the collection of insurer assessments and provide operations support to NHVA.