All 2022 Kaiser Permanente Medicare health plans earned the highest rating: 5 out of 5 Stars

Our agents have received the following email notification from Kaiser Permanente dated October 30, 2021:


Kaiser Permanente Medicare Advantage is rated 5 out of 5 Stars in every region we serve. This is also the 11th consecutive year that all Kaiser Permanente Medicare health plans have been rated 4.5 Stars or higher. The annual rating is awarded by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services for excellence, seamless care, outstanding service, and member satisfaction.

What 5 Stars means for your clients

Medicare-eligible people can use the annual enrollment period (AEP) between October 15 and December 7, 2021, to enroll in Kaiser Permanente Individual Medicare Advantage plans or make a change for January 1, 2022, as usual.

Then beginning December 8, 2021, our 5-Star rating provides Medicare-eligible people another enrollment opportunity with a one-time-use 5-Star special enrollment period (SEP). They may use this SEP to join our plan or make a plan change through November 30, 2022.

What our Individual Medicare Advantage plans offer

Kaiser Permanente offers Medicare Advantage plans for as low as $0 per month that include medical, hospital, and prescription drug coverage.1 Additional benefits include gym memberships, transportation, vision, dental, and more.

What you should do

  • Continue to enroll your clients in 2022 Kaiser Permanente Medicare Advantage plans, now through December 7, 2021.
  • Inform clients about the special enrollment period, December 8, 2021, through November 30, 2022.
  • Direct prospective members to kp.org/medicarestars, which can help consumers understand the Medicare star quality ratings and how to choose the best plan.
  • Review the national press release to learn more.
  • Email KPWA.Medicare@kp.org with any questions, or call 1‑800‑581‑8252, and a member of our Medicare Sales and Producer Support team will respond as soon as possible.

 
1The Basic Medicare plan does not include prescription drug coverage.

Now available: The 2022 KPIF Producer Reference Guide

The Kaiser Permanente Washington Individual and Family (KPIF) Producer Reference Guide is designed to be a simple tool that can help you educate clients about our coverage options. Please take a look at the updated (2022) version and help prospective and mutual clients get high‑quality health care.

Have questions or need assistance? Contact the Kaiser Permanente Individual and Family Sales and Producer Support team at 1‑800‑474‑1079.

Commission schedules: 2022 individual and family and Medicare Advantage

Be sure to review our 2022 individual and family commission schedules and Medicare Advantage commission schedules. They will also be posted on the secure producer portal later this month.

Questions? Call our producer support teams Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

- Individual and Family: 1‑800‑474‑1079

- Medicare: 1‑800‑581‑8252

Mark your calendar: 2022 sales kits and open enrollment

Kaiser Permanente Washington 2022 individual and family sales kits are available for order and scheduled to start shipping October 18, 2021. New 2022 materials are also now available on kp.org/wa/producer-kpif. The 2022 open enrollment (on‑ and off‑exchange) is:

- November 1 to December 15 for a January 1 effective date

- December 16 to January 15 for a February 1 effective date

For faster enrollment (and to ensure complete enrollment), use the agent online portal. Sign in to kp.org/wa/agentcenter or register at kp.org/wa/agentcenter‑register to sign up new clients.

Need support or help? Contact the Kaiser Permanente Washington Individual and Family Sales and Producer Support team at 1‑800‑474‑1079.

Read all open enrollment reminders

Get a limited time bonus for new Kaiser Permanente enrollees

Bring in new individual and family members, and earn a limited time bonus, effective January to February 2022. It's our way of saying "thank you" for recommending Kaiser Permanente to your clients. To be eligible for the new sales bonus, a producer or broker house must have a minimum of 10 new 2022 individual and family enrollees effective either January 1, 2022, or February 1, 2022. To qualify as a new enrollee, the member cannot have had coverage with Kaiser Permanente Washington prior to their effective date. Individual and family bonus details

Making the case for vaccine policies in the workplace

Supporting your clients in getting their employees vaccinated is more than just the right thing to do — the health of your business and that of your clients' depends on it. A fully vaccinated workforce also presents a potential business advantage, as many consumers and job applicants are actively seeking out companies willing to take action to keep their employees and customers safe. Learn more about supporting vaccine policies in the workplace

New and updated: Mental health and wellness resources

Learn about some of the new and updated mental health and wellness resources at Kaiser Permanente. Also learn how to build awareness of these benefits with your brokers, consultants, and employer groups. See mental health and wellness resources

Earn rewards for selling small group Virtual Plus and HMO plans

The Kaiser Permanente Washington small group bonus program is effective January 1, 2022, through December 31, 2022. Partner with us to bring in new small group members for our Virtual Plus and HMO plans, and you could earn a payout for your agency. You'll also help more people experience high‑quality health care and coverage. Small group bonus details

Kaiser Permanente Washington offers members several ways to get no‑cost, walk‑in flu shots

This year more than ever, anyone who can get a flu shot needs to do so as soon as possible. The nation is still coping with COVID‑19, and a bad flu season could greatly overwhelm hospitals with patients who need to be hospitalized for either illness.

Kaiser Permanente is offering no‑cost, walk‑in flu shots for members at all of our medical facilities, no appointment needed. For a limited time only (and for no extra cost), our members may also get a flu shot at multiple retail locations. More flu shot details and list of retail locations

Earn bonuses for new large group contracts

Kaiser Permanente Washington sales promotions run from January 1, 2022, through December 31, 2022. All actively appointed broker houses and agencies are eligible to qualify. Partner with us to bring in new large group members for our Virtual Plus, HMO, and 3‑tier Summit PPO products. You could earn a payout for your broker house — and you'll help more people experience high-quality care health care and coverage. Large group bonus details

Producer Forum KPIF and Medicare FAQs now available

If you attended the Kaiser Permanente Producer Forum webinars, thank you. Individual and Family FAQs and Medicare FAQs are now available. You can also download the:

- Keynote presentation and sales collateral

- Large Group presentation and sales collateral

- Small Group presentation and sales collateral

- Individual & Family presentation and sales collateral

- Medicare presentation and sales collateral

These resources will help you position and sell Kaiser Permanente Washington health plans in 2022. In addition, we encourage you to visit our producer website and connect with your Kaiser Permanente Washington Sales and Account Management team. Thanks again for your partnership as we help more people get the high‑quality health care they need.