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.
  • 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. 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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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