Enroll in a Medicare Advantage plan

Sign up for 2019 Kaiser Permanente Washington coverage

Once you’ve enrolled in Medicare Parts A and B, you can enroll in a Kaiser Permanente Medicare Advantage (HMO) plan in your area. Contact Social Security if you have any questions about your Medicare eligibility, or learn more about Medicare enrollment.

Get a quote and enroll online

Enroll by mail

Important enrollment information

Medicare beneficiaries may choose to enroll in a Kaiser Permanente Medicare Advantage plan through the CMS Medicare Online Enrollment Center at www.medicare.gov.1

There are limits on when and how often you can change your Medicare coverage:

The initial enrollment period is 3 months before, the month of, and 3 months after your 65th birthday (or otherwise first become eligible for Medicare).

From October 15 through December 7, 2018, anyone with Medicare will have an opportunity to switch from one Medicare plan to another. Coverage is effective January 1, 2019.

From January 1 through March 31, 2019, anyone on a Medicare Advantage plan, including newly Medicare Advantage eligible individuals, may make a one-time election to go to another Medicare Advantage plan or Original Medicare. Individuals using the Open Enrollment Period to make a change may make a coordinating change to add or drop Part D coverage.

Switching from one Kaiser Permanente Medicare health plan to another counts as making a change. Generally, you can't make any other changes during the year except under special circumstances, such as if you move out of the plan's service area or are eligible for Medicaid coverage. Learn more about enrollment periods.

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:

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Chat online with a Kaiser Permanente Medicare Specialist

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

Questions? Call us:

Prospective members
8 a.m. to 8 p.m., 7 days a week
TTY WA Relay 711

Current members
8 a.m. to 8 p.m., 7 days a week
TTY WA Relay 711

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.2

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 2017-2018.3