Let’s Make Health Insurance Better for the Southwest.

Community-led and driven to bring better options and lower prices to our corner of Colorado.

An initiative of the Local First Foundation, Southwest Health Alliance is a partner of Peak Health Alliance, a licensed health care purchasing alliance serving Colorado.

By focusing on keeping care local, Peak has been able to reduce premiums in Summit County by 20% and, thanks to Colorado’s re-insurance program, premiums dropped even more for many. Peak Health worked directly with providers to create better access for important needs like behavioral health and pediatrics.

Peak has expanded to 6 more counties for the 2021 plan year, including the Southwest Health Alliance region, which serves La Plata, Montezuma, San Juan, and Dolores counties.

We plan to offer affordable, ACA-compliant plans for individuals and businesses that include improved access to behavioral health providers, unlimited doctor visits zero-dollar copays, and other important community needs.

We’re also excited to offer plans for businesses of any size under our new ICHRA product, which allows employers to reimburse their employees tax-free for health insurance premiums.

Both individual and business (ICHRA) plans will be carried by Bright Health for 2021.

Stay tuned for more information as rates are released to get a look at the benefits we’ll be offering.

If you’d like more information about us while our site is being built out, please email Monique DiGiorgio, Director of Local First, or visit peakhealthalliance.org

Southwest Health Alliance began as an initiative under the Local First Foundation, whose mission is to conduct education, research, and outreach on the importance of local self-reliance in order to build an economy that values people, the planet, and prosperity for everyone in the greater La Plata County region. 

Southwest Health Alliance is a member of Peak Health Alliance, which began as a special initiative of The Summit Foundation, a community foundation focused on resolving the issues that affect the quality of life in Summit County.