We Get What It’s Like to Live Up Here.
We’re here to make the health insurance part not so hard.
If you live here full time, you know the drill. It’s a great place, but there are some challenges. And health insurance is probably on that list.
When Summit County was given the dubious distinction of the most expensive healthcare premiums of any county in the US, some community leaders at The Summit Foundation noticed. They decided to do something about it.
Little did anyone know how big that something would become.
The initiative, created in 2017 by The Summit Foundation (a non-profit in Breckenridge you’ve no doubt seen underwriting all kinds of good causes around our community), began by analyzing hard-to-find data about what we were truly paying for our care.
It was clear, through all that data analysis, that there were real savings to be had. Savings from negotiating directly with providers and carriers. And, with a little help from our legislature and Governor, Peak Health Alliance was formed in 2018.
Peak Health Alliance isn’t an insurance company. We’re your friends and neighbors who leveraged the power of an entire community to build a health insurance purchasing alliance.
With our partners down in the Four Corners Southwest Health Alliance, we’ve expanded to six more counties for 2021, including Grand, Lake, La Plata, Montezuma, San Juan, and Dolores.
We started Peak to save local communities money on premiums, to improve access, to build up local providers, and to make those hard things we don’t always talk about just a little bit easier. We have a lot more ideas to share on even more fronts. Stay tuned.
—Your friends at Peak
Peak Health Alliance 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.