Corporate Award in Aging

The Corporate Award in Aging is given to organizations and agencies that have demonstrated a strong commitment to helping Colorado’s senior population continue to live independently and healthily. In their leadership, community service, and work to improve the quality of life for older adults through their agency mission, recipients of the Corporate Award in Aging represent the passion and caring that aging requires. Past recipients have included AstraZeneca (2006), GlaxoSmithKline (2007), the Denver Department of Human Services (2008), the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (2009), the Rose Community Foundation (2010), jointly to the Denver Regional Council of Governments and Charles Schwab (2011), jointly to Hearing Rehab Center & the Senior Beacon (2012), KUVO Jazz89.3 (2013), and 50+ Marketplace News (2014).

RMHPThe Awards Committee of the Board of Directors of the Colorado Gerontological Society is pleased to present the 2015 Corporate Award in Aging to Rocky Mountain Health Plans.

For more than 35 years, Rocky Mountain Health Plans has been committed to improving the lives of their members and the health of Colorado. Currently Rocky serves more than 200,000 members and nearly 190,000 individuals outside of the membership through charitable contributions and the Rocky Mountain Health Plans Foundation.

The corporate offices are located in Grand Junction, with a regional office in Denver.

As of September 2015, Rocky served more than 25,000 Medicare beneficiaries throughout Colorado. The Health Plan is a cost plan which offers members the advantages of a Medicare Advantage Plan, while at the same time offering members the ability to seek care outside of the network without penalties if that is the choice of the member. The Health Plan has the largest coverage area in Colorado — Medicare beneficiaries in almost every county have the option to chose Rocky.

Rocky has been a leader in innovation in the delivery of health care to low income populations. Rocky serves the western slope as one of the Accountable Care Collaboratives for Garfield, Gunnison, Mesa, Montrose, Pitkin and Rio Blanco counties. Rocky is participating in the State Innovation Model with Colorado Department of Health Care Policy to better adopt delivery and payment reforms designed to integrate behavioral and physical healthcare.

For many years, The Society has received an annual contribution to support the Holiday Basket project which provides baskets to 200 low income seniors in the Denver area.

The Society is pleased to present the Corporate Award in Aging to Rocky Mountain Health Plans.