AKP Health Insurance

Email Address


Phone Number

(515) 490-4286

Our Location

West Des Moines, IA

About Us

The AKP Health Insurance Difference

AKP Health Insurance believes that everyone, regardless of age and health condition, deserves a good and affordable health insurance plan that brings peace of mind. We understand that this landscape can be pretty complicated, but it doesn’t have to be that way. As a trustworthy agency, our mission is to give individuals, families, seniors, and small businesses easy access to full coverage health insurance plans. We will present the best health insurance companies available, compare their plan offerings, and help you choose the right policy based on your specific needs and budget, all while ensuring you have a complete understanding of what you are getting.

We offer both ACA-compliant and private health insurance plans. All our agents are FFM or Federally Facilitated Marketplace-certified, which means they have undergone training and are verified by the federal marketplace to assist consumers in selecting insurance policies. We can recommend the perfect Health Insurance, Home Health Care Insurance, Medicare Supplement Plan, and combined Dental and Vision Insurance. Although our agency maintains strong relationships with the best health insurance companies in Iowa, we do not work for any private company nor sell an individual provider. We are here to work for you and help you explore your options.

More than that, AKP Health Insurance will aid you in finding any free money or discounts that you are not taking advantage of. You may not be aware, but there are people who are qualified for cash that are not capitalizing on it, and we don’t want you to experience the same. That’s what makes us stand out from the rest. Our agents are happy to shop all policy options from the best health insurance companies on the market, starting with those that will provide you with free dollars towards your health insurance.

Are you ready to piece together your health insurance puzzle and see the best plans available for you, your family, or your employees? Get in touch with AKP Health Insurance today! We make it our mission to offer you a comprehensive and budget-friendly plan so you can instantly have extra protection against whatever life throws at you.

Best Local Insurance Agent in Des Moines by CITYVIEW

Meet Aaron Peterson

AKP Health Insurance is headed by Aaron Peterson. Aaron is a 15-year veteran in the health insurance industry, specializing in creating personalized insurance solutions for individuals and businesses. In 2023, he was voted “Best Local Insurance Agent” in CITYVIEW’s annual Best Of Des Moines poll.

Aaron understands that in a changing technological landscape, it’s important for consumers to receive quick access to knowledgeable and informative insurance resources.

He strives to provide a no-nonsense and simplified approach to help demystify the complexities of health insurance and successfully guide people to the best health insurance companies and the right policy that suits their lifestyle. Aaron and his team constantly keep health, wellness, and vitality at the forefront of their work.

Our Promise To You

We will be your partner in health, walking you through all the health insurance policies available and translating the complicated insurance language for you. We are experts in what we do and can assist you in finding and comparing plans and connecting with the best health insurance companies.

We will act as your trusted confidant and give you expert advice. Our agents have extensive knowledge about the health insurance industry, the ACA, and the best health insurance companies available. We make sure we stay updated on the latest health insurance trends.

We will supply you with helpful and unbiased information so you can choose the perfect policy for you and your loved ones. Although we work with the best health insurance companies in Iowa, we won’t push a specific insurance provider or policy. What we want is for you to find the plan that really suits you.

We will take care of you for a long time, even after your health insurance plan is already in place. And when you need to file a claim or have post-enrollment concerns, our certified agents will still be by your side.

Your Road Map To Coverage

Sifting through the plethora of health insurance options out there is overwhelming enough, but getting the guidance you need shouldn’t be just as stressful. AKP Health Insurance is happy to walk you through our seamless process and assist you in understanding every facet of your policy so there are no surprises. Here’s a little taste of what you can expect once you express interest in getting the perfect plan from any of the best health insurance companies in Iowa:

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Submit your contact form. Be sure to fill it out as accurately and completely as possible so we can start searching for your best options. We will then contact you to help you schedule a free consultation with our agent.

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During your first consultation, you and our agent will go over your contact form. You will be presented with some initial options and asked some follow-up questions so your agent can narrow down your choices.

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After 5-7 business days, your agent will meet with you and present you with the final options you qualified for. This is your opportunity to ask as many questions as you want and compare each option carefully.

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Congratulations! You are now the proud new holder of a health insurance policy. In many cases, coverage can begin immediately.

AKP Health Insurance will never suggest a solution that fails to provide maximum protection and stability for your well-being and that of your family. That’s why those unsatisfied with their coverage turn to us to craft a solid personalized solution that works. In the rare instance we cannot find a solution for you, we will steer you in the direction of other best health insurance companies who can. Call us today at (515) 490-4286 or fill out our free consultation, and let’s find a solution for your health insurance.

Our Team

Meet Our Award Winning Staff

Our network of health insurance agents is knowledgeable, friendly, and committed to helping you have a secured future. Get in touch with any of them today.

Antonio Festini

Antonio Festini

Health Insurance Specialist

My name is Antonio Festini, and I am an agent for AKP Health Insurance. I was born in Croatia, moved to the States when I was 10 years old, and have lived in Iowa most of my life. I graduated from Johnston High School. I love spending time with my wife and daughter, and we enjoy going to parks, church, and watching movies. I also have a big passion for working out and TaeKwonDo.

My goals are to live my life following my Core values, keeping my faith in the center of everything I do, and to challenge myself to be the best version I can be. I am excited to work for AKP Health Insurance, and be able to impact as many lives as possible in a positive way. Being able to educate clients with any health insurance questions they have so they can make the best decision for themselves and their family will be my focus. Working in the customer service industry since the age of sixteen, I hold myself to a very high standard in providing the best experience, and impactful relationships.

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Lauren Chainey

Health Insurance Specialist

Meet Lauren Chainey, a dedicated professional with a strong focus on customer service, adaptability, and transparency. Texas-raised, Lauren is an army brat who has found her way to the Midwest and has been an Iowa resident for over 6 years. Since she entered the workforce at 16 years old, she's been in customer service-driven positions, enjoying that one-on-one interaction and making any experience as enjoyable as possible. Whether the position was managing a shoe store or speaking with farmers and ranchers about their marketing, she worked to be someone that clients could not only depend on but also looked forward to working with.


Now, she's shifted to the world of health insurance, a continuously changing and challenging field where she felt her honesty and versatility would best serve clients. She holds a commitment to these principles to ensure that every interaction with her is characterized by trust, honesty, and excellence. Through open and effective communication, Lauren will work with you to tailor a health coverage plan that will protect you and your family. She's licensed in IA, IL, SD, and TX. (And still working on more!)

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Kaylin Stevenson

Health Insurance Specialist

Kaylin Stevenson, 22, is a dynamic professional with a passion for healthcare and data analytics. Graduating with a Masters in Health Informatics and Analytics from Drake University in 2023, Kaylin has honed her skills in utilizing data to drive insights and improve outcomes. As an independent health insurance agent, Kaylin is dedicated to ensuring individuals have access to affordable, quality healthcare.


With a strong commitment to health equity, she strives to bridge gaps in healthcare access and advocate for inclusive solutions. Kaylin's blend of expertise in health informatics and her unwavering dedication to equitable healthcare make her a valuable asset in the field.

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Toni Fife

Health Insurance Specialist

Toni Fife is a licensed Insurance Agent and owner of Toni Dacre Insurance, LLC. Prior to working as an agent Toni worked in Human Services for over 13 years. Assisting individuals with understanding their health insurance was one of the many roles that Toni had during this tenure.
Since 2018 Toni has provided individuals, business owners, and HR managers with health insurance education and assistance in accessing affordable health insurance throughout the Midwest. Toni strives to be the premier health insurance agent of choice by being genuinely interested in getting to know her customers to ensure she provides the coverage they need with services that exceed expectations.
Toni was born and raised thirty minutes west of the Des Moines area where she resided until 2020. In 2020 Toni moved with her husband to Okoboji Iowa. She has three children and one grandchild who all live in Okoboji. Toni enjoys being an active member of her community, volunteering and attending events in the area, golfing, bowling, and spending time with her family and friends.

Desiree Gremmel

Health Insurance Specialist

For 18 years of her life, Desiree was a collegiate track and field coach and an associate professor in Physical Education and Nutrition. Coming from an athletic-minded family with children that have excelled in the sport of wrestling, she chose to take a leap of faith and help people in another way. Educating clients on the importance of protecting their family legacy, she jumped aboard the insurance world. For the past 17 years, Desiree has worked with large companies, small companies, the senior market, and now helping those 65 and younger to accommodate their insurance needs.


Desiree is an Iowa farm girl that lives in the Midwest and loves helping people. She has been married for 27 years to her husband, Joe, and has a son Gannon and stepson Blake. They all love the outdoors and spending time with family and friends.

Chad Liedtke

Health Insurance Specialist

For the last 31 years, Chad has been a health insurance agent traveling the great state while meeting and helping people with their health insurance. He has always enjoyed traveling and meeting with so many people over the years. He also enjoys getting phone calls from his policyholders about claims or just general health insurance questions. It was meeting with farmers and ranchers that inspired him to move his family to the country.


In 1997, Chad moved his family to their acreage between Brookings and Madison. This is where they raised all five of their children. Two of his daughters have started their own families, giving him three grandchildren. The fall is a special time of the year for him when he can spend time with friends and family while hunting. It is also a time when families that have spread out come back together for Thanksgiving.

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We Want To Hear From You!

Healthcare can be very expensive. But with the right health insurance plan, you can protect yourself and your family from unexpected, high medical costs and the risk of getting sick.

Contact us today to assist you in finding the best health insurance company and the best policy that’s easy on the pocket. Whether you’re looking for comprehensive Health Insurance, Dental and Vision Insurance, Home Health Insurance, or Medicare Supplement Plans, our team of insurance experts will narrow your options down and aid you in making the right choice.

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The Affordable Care Act (ACA) open enrollment period closes on January 16, 2024. Contact us now for a personalized quote and ensure you have a reliable shield for life’s unpredictable moments.