Group Medicare

A better way to manage your retiree coverage

As an employer, you want to support the people who have served your company well over the years — but you also need to keep an eye on the bottom line. Together we can help you manage your group Medicare costs and help your retirees thrive.

Flexible solutions from a recognized leader


When you partner with Kaiser Permanente, your Medicare retirees get the proactive care, integrated services, and innovative health tools they need. And you get flexible solutions that help you plan ahead, save time, control costs, and keep it simple for your HR administrators.

You can:

  • Choose your benefit levels – Select from a range of affordable plan options
  • Define your contributions – You can limit the amount you contribute to your group plan or choose to make no contribution
  • Offer a health reimbursement arrangement (HRA) – Provide your Medicare retirees with tax-free funds they can use to pay for premiums or qualified medical expenses.1
  • Get direct billing at no additional cost – Have us directly bill your Medicare retirees for their premiums and follow up on any billing questions, statements or late payments.

Choose the Medicare health plan with real star power


Year after year, Kaiser Permanente ranks among the top Medicare health plans in the country based on performance in the following categories: preventive care, chronic care, prescription drug services, customer service and member satisfaction.

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Kaiser Permanente Region Kaiser Permanente`s 2017 overall Medicare ratings Other plans achieving the same level of performance
California 5 stars
None
Colorado 5 stars
One
Georgia 4.5 stars
One
Hawaii 4.5 stars
One
Maryland, Virginia, Washington DC. 5 stars
One
Washington & Oregon 5 stars
None

More 5-star Medicare health plans than any other national carrier2

Easing the transition to Medicare


With 50 years of Medicare experience we have what it takes to help your employees make the transition to Medicare. When members turn 64, we kick off a 13-month information campaign that includes letters, guides, reminder calls, and emails to help them understand their options so you don`t have to spend the time. And it`s already included in your benefits, so you don`t need to opt in or sign up.

DID YOU KNOW

Of the 1.2 million Medicare members under our care, nearly 744,000 are registered for My Health Manager on kp.org.

— Kaiser Permanente Digital Metrics, 2013 Annual Report, Kaiser Permanente Internet Services Group, March 24, 2014.

High-quality care that keeps retirees healthier


Our integrated care system and connected team of caregivers support older members by helping them keep their often-complex medical histories, prescriptions, and appointments coordinated. With real-time access to the most up-to-date patient information, our health care teams can help your retirees always get the right care at the right time.

  • Preventive care – Our Healthy Bones program helps members prevent serious hip injuries, enabling us to decrease hip fractures by nearly 50%.
  • Disease management – Members at risk for a chronic condition are enrolled into our award-winning3 Complete Care disease management programs automatically, at no additional cost.
  • Pharmacy – Electronic prescribing at Kaiser Permanente facilities means that prescriptions can be easily monitored to track adherence and prevent potentially dangerous interactions.

For more information

  • 1The tax references in this website are provided for informational purposes only.  Consult with your financial or tax advisor or attorney for advice about federal and state income tax laws.
  • 2Medicare evaluates plans based on a 5-star rating system. Star ratings are calculated each year and may change from one year to the next. In California, Kaiser Permanente is an HMO plan and a Cost plan with a Medicare contract. In Hawaii, Oregon, Washington, Colorado, and Georgia, Kaiser Permanente is an HMO plan with a Medicare contract. In Virginia, Maryland, and the District of Columbia, Kaiser Permanente is a Cost plan with a Medicare contract. Enrollment in Kaiser Permanente depends on contract renewal. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Health Plan Management System, Plan Ratings 2012–2017. Kaiser Permanente contract #s H0524, H0630, H1230, H2150, H9003, and H1170.
  • 3“Building Healthier Communities: Kaiser Permanente Southern California,” Alliance of Community Health Plans, October 22, 2012.