2019 Medicare Advantage plans

Looking for Medicare coverage?

At Kaiser Permanente, you'll get high-quality care and coverage to help you live life to its fullest. Our plans give you access to more than 10,000 providers, including nationally recognized physicians. Washington Permanente Medical Group is one of the highest-ranked medical groups in the state.1

And in 2019, our plans include even more convenient ways to get care and cost savings, including:

  • 24/7 consulting nurse helpline and Care Chat for real-time advice online
  • Many services under one roof at Kaiser Permanente medical offices, so you can get more of what you need in just one trip
  • Lower prescription drug copays, plus you'll get 3 months for the price of 2 if you use our mail-order service2
  • Silver&Fit® fitness center memberships3 — which include access to a network of premium fitness centers for select plans and counties4
  • Hearing and vision benefits2 — with an allowance for hearing aids, glasses, and contacts added or increased for select plans5
  • Transportation to your in-network provider appointments

To learn about what each plan covers, read or download the 2019 plan documents.

Key Medicare enrollment dates

Medicare Annual Enrollment Period (AEP)
October 15 through December 7

Medicare Initial Coverage Election Period (ICEP)
65th birthday month + 3 months before and after

Medicare Advantage Open Enrollment Period (OEP)
January 1 through March 31

Articles and resources

Getting started with Medicare

If you're new to Medicare, all the parts, terms, and rules can be confusing and overwhelming. But learning a few basics will give you the information you need to start sorting through your options — and finding the coverage that best meets your needs. Read more.

7 Tips for choosing a Medicare plan

A couple of decades ago, there weren't a lot of choices for U.S. citizens who reached age 65 and became eligible for Medicare. Most enrolled in Original Medicare. The decision-making process was pretty easy. But recently, the Medicare marketplace has exploded with choices. Read more.

Transportation to medical appointments

Depending on your plan, you may be able to schedule rides to medical appointments at no charge.

For details about what your plan covers, see your Evidence of Coverage.

The following number of trips are provided at no charge:

  • Up to 4 round trips for Centennial or Vital plan members
  • Up to 6 round trips for Columbia or Essential plan members and for members of some Group Medicare Advantage plans (see your Evidence of Coverage)
  • Up to 8 round trips for Optimal plan members
  • Up to 2 round trips for Basic plan members

To schedule a ride

Call 1-844-688-7460 or visit Access2Care to schedule online.

When you schedule a ride, make sure to have your important information handy:

  • Kaiser Permanente member ID number
  • Email address
  • Phone number
  • Name of your Kaiser Permamente Medicare health plan
  • Date of birth
  • Address including ZIP code

Read more articles, watch videos, and find more resources to help you understand Medicare.

Learn about Medicare plans for group, state, and federal employees

If you are becoming eligible for Medicare and your employer offers a group Medicare Advantage plan through Kaiser Permanente Washington, call us at 1-800-581-8252 or TTY WA Relay 711, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.

PEBB and FEHB members can also find information online:

Member satisfaction

Join Kaiser Permanente and you'll be in good company — in 2017, 96 percent of existing Kaiser Permanente Medicare Advantage members in Washington chose to stay with us when it came time to make a health plan choice.7

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Medicare Star Quality Ratings

Our Medicare Advantage health plan in Washington was rated 4.5 out of 5 stars for 2019. Our 4.5 out of 5 star rating is based on quality, service, and member satisfaction, so you get the peace of mind that comes with knowing you're getting high-quality care. 8

NCQA quality rating


Kaiser Permanente Washington Medicare Advantage (HMO) plan was rated 5 out of 5 in the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) Medicare Health Insurance Plan Ratings 2017-2018.9