Why Kaiser Permanente
A single plan gives you what you need
Kaiser Permanente stands apart from other Medicare health plans by providing coordinated care as well as coverage. Our doctors, nurses, pharmacists, and X-ray and lab technicians all work together for you and are usually in one location.
When you choose a Kaiser Permanente Medicare health plan, you’ll get hospital, medical, and preventive care services. Many of our plans also include prescription drug coverage.
Enroll in a higher-quality plan
The Medicare Star Quality Ratings, issued by the federal agency that runs the Medicare program, are a simple and objective way to help you compare Medicare health plans for overall quality and service.
Ratings are based on categories such as preventive care, chronic care, prescription drug services, customer service, and member satisfaction.
In 2014, all Kaiser Permanente's Medicare health plans received 5 out of 5 stars across all areas served.*
* Medicare evaluates plans based on a 5-Star rating system. Star Ratings are calculated each year and may change from one year to the next. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Health Plan Management System, Plan Ratings 2014. Kaiser Permanente Contract #H0524, #H0630, #H1170, #H1230, #H2150, #H9003.
Your doctor? Your decision.
We have an extensive network of doctors to choose from. All of our available physicians accept Medicare health plan members.
Choosing the right doctor is an important decision. But don’t worry — if you change your mind, for any reason, you can switch to a new Kaiser Permanente doctor at any time.
To help you determine which doctor is right for you, our online physician directory provides information on our doctors, including education, background, credentials, specialties, profile photos, and more.
Browse our online directories and see how simple it is to find a doctor or a medical facility in your area.
Access to a full range of specialists
When you need to see a specialist, you’ll get access. Your primary doctor will work together with any of our specialists you see to coordinate your treatment.
Manage your health online anytime, anywhere – with My health manager
We believe your health information should be available to you anytime, for any reason. With My health manager you can email your doctor’s office, view most test results as soon as they’re available, schedule or change routine appointments, refill most prescriptions, and more* — all from your computer or mobile device.
In many cases, your doctor’s office, lab and X-ray services, and pharmacy are all under one roof.** An advice nurse is also available by phone 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
You’re covered when you travel
Wherever you go as a Kaiser Permanente Medicare health plan member, you’re covered worldwide for emergency or urgent care from any medical provider.
*Some online services are not available in all regions.
**When receiving care at a Kaiser Permanente facility.
A personal connection
Our medical professionals are dedicated to providing you with compassionate, personalized care. And you'll have peace of mind knowing everyone on your medical team -- including you -- has instant and secure access to your most up-to-date health information with our comprehensive electronic medical record system.
To help you stay well, we offer many preventive services -- like mammograms, flu shots, cholesterol screenings, and an Annual Wellness Visit -- at no additional cost. We'll help you manage ongoing health conditions to keep you feeling your best.
Focused on your well-being
We have a variety of programs including health education and fitness classes to help you get and stay healthy. (Some classes may require a fee.)
We've got the experience
Kaiser Permanente has participated in the Medicare program since its inception in 1965, and has a long history of providing personalized, high-quality care and service to its members.
Today we provide Medicare health plan coverage to more than 1.1 million members program wide.
Benefits, formulary, pharmacy network, provider network, premiums, and copayments/co-insurance may change on January 1 of each year, and for group members, at other times in accord with your group's contract with us. The benefit information provided is a brief summary, not a complete description of benefits. For more information contact the plan. Limitations, copayments, and restrictions may apply.
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