Kaiser Permanente California

Kaiser Permanente is headquartered in Oakland, California. Though it has a presence in other states such as Georgia and Colorado, it has its strongest presence in California where it is broken up into two main regions, Northern California and Southern California. Kaiser Permanente California has been #3 for sales on the California Health Exchange behind Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield. For more information on plans through the State Exchange, see Covered California Kaiser Plans.

Health Care Plans

Kaiser Permanente California only offers HMO insurance plans. It is considered by many to offer the best quality health insurance in California. Kaiser Permanente is a high-end HMO. They have many of the best doctors in the state, great health care recovery rates, consistently high reviews and one of the most advanced systems for logging medical records in the world.

Doctors, Hospitals and Providers

Kaiser Permanente California hospital/medical office locations offer a one-shop-stop experience. See your doctor, visit a specialist, get prescription drugs, get your lab work done, visit the emergency room and go to the hospital all in one convenient location.

Customer Service

The member services phone number for Kaiser Permanente California is 1-800-464-4000. Call this number to make appointments, pay your premiums or deal with claims. For group health insurance California enrollment, the fax number for Northern California is 858-614-3344, and the fax number for Southern California is 858-614-3345. The following links may be helpful:

 

by John Hansen

Kaiser Permanente’s integrated model requires not only the building of new facilities, but also a steady influx of qualified medical personnel. Toward that goal of acquiring the most qualified staff, Kaiser Permanente has gotten into the business of hiring medical groups.

Also, Kaiser Permanente, a leading California health plan, has contracted with medical students who ...

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Posted: July 25th, 2016 under Kaiser Permanente California

by John Hansen

Efficiency is what Kaiser Permanente is great at, and it’s paying off financially. Likely, California’s leading HMO will use this surplus to streamline more, give members a better experience and improve health outcomes. However, due to its inability to take on too many new members, Kaiser Permanente is not expected to lower its rates.

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Posted: May 23rd, 2016 under Kaiser Permanente California

by John Hansen

If Kaiser Permanente has a surplus of income, then why not just give the money back to the members? Why not just lower prices for everyone?

Blue Shield of California has their 2% commitment, where they give refunds back to their members if they make over 2%. Why doesn’t Kaiser Permanente just follow suite?

Why Kaiser Can Lower Its Rates


by John Hansen

The reinsurance stipulation of the Affordable Care Act comes to an end in 2016. This could prove advantageous for Kaiser Permanente, who tends to only be hurt by reinsurance.

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Posted: May 23rd, 2016 under Kaiser Permanente California

by John Hansen

Due to the efficiency of the Kaiser model, the end of reinsurance, top ratings in the state and growing popularity, Kaiser Permanente also has to deal with the problem of what to do with surplus income. They have three main options.

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Posted: May 23rd, 2016 under Kaiser Permanente California