RMHP History

This timeline highlights some important milestones in Rocky Mountain Health Plans’ history.


  • Rocky Mountain HCO acquires Leif Associates.
  • Rocky Mountain Health Plans and the Colorado Beacon Consortium are awarded $11.8 million by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to implement a meaningful health IT project - the Colorado Beacon project.
  • The Ward Building opens.
  • Named a Colorado Top Company by ColoradoBiz magazine, Colorado’s most competitive business award.
  • Named a Well Workplace by the Wellness Councils of America.
  • The Rocky Mountain Health Plans initiative, Improving Diabetes Outcomes in Mesa County, Colorado, wins the 2006 America's Health Insurance Plans (AHIP) Foundation Innovation and Excellence Award: Chronic Care.
  • Rocky Mountain Health Plans receives the 2005 Outstanding Corporate Partner award from the Rocky Mountain chapter of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF). This acknowledgement is given with great care and consideration to a company that has demonstrated a high level of support to JDRF and its unrelenting mission to find a cure for Type 1 diabetes.
  • Rocky Mountain Health Plans celebrates 30 years of service.
  • Rocky Mountain Health Plans becomes majority shareholder in CNIC Health Solutions,  Colorado's largest third-party administrator.
  • Rocky Mountain HMO celebrates its sixth straight year of receiving more high ratings for Member satisfaction than most other participating plans in the Colorado Business Group on Health (CBGH) customer survey.
  • The NCQA awards Rocky Mountain HMO Excellent Accreditation status.
  • Rocky Mountain HMO, celebrates 25 years of service.
  • Rocky Mountain HMO is awarded Full Accreditation status from National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA).
  • Rocky Mountain HMO is awarded One-Year Accreditation from the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA).
  • The Rocky Mountain Health Plans Foundation is formed, a Colorado 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, to bridge gaps in community access to health care and related services.
  • Rocky Mountain Health Plans expands the service area to 60 counties in Colorado.
  • Rocky Mountain HealthCare Options, Inc. is formed, a not-for-profit health service corporation.
  • Cost contracts are arranged with the federal Health Care Financing Administration (HCFA; now Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services) to enroll Medicare beneficiaries.
  • Federal qualification is received.
  • Rocky Mountain HMO receives Colorado State certification to conduct business as a not-for-profit organization and begins operations.
  • The Company contracts with the State of Colorado Department of Social Services to enroll Medicaid recipients.