Medicare Plans - Kaiser Permanente Releases New 2011 Plan Details

Kaiser Permanente has released its 2011 Medicare plans for individual beneficiaries, following the National Committee for Quality Assurance’s recent announcement of the top-ranked Medicare plans. According the the NCQA rankings, Kaiser Permanente’s Medicare health plans were ranked very highly, with four of its regions in the Top 10 of nearly 300 plans.

“Kaiser Permanente has long provided its Medicare members with convenient access to high-quality and affordable care, and we believe our Medicare offerings for 2011 will continue to provide outstanding value to seniors who enroll in a Kaiser Permanente Medicare plan,” said Herman Weil, senior vice president, Government Programs. “To supplement these plan offerings, Kaiser Permanente also offers a broad array of built-in wellness programs and a variety of online resources that empower members to manage their health.”

Kaiser Permanente covers all members with an exhaustive array of preventative services with no requirement for a co- payment and a maximum outlay for the customer of $3400. Also, several plans comes with a $0 premium.

In March 2010, Kaiser Permanente saw the realization of its electronic health record, Kaiser Permanente HealthConnect. This electronic health record provides care teams with timely access to patient information and access to the latest best practices. The system also permits the patient access to a personal health record called My Health Manager. The tool allows patients to more effectively manage their own health issues such as prescription refills, email access to care providers,etc.

Kaiser Permanente services roughly 990,000 Medicare members. It is continually ranked high in its delivery of individual Medicare health plans by the NCQA.

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