At Kaiser Permanente, everything we do centers around you. As a member, you can work with your primary care physician to develop a personalized plan focusing on wellness and prevention to help you achieve your health goals. You'll also have access to member programs designed to help you be healthy, stay fit, and feel your best.
Kaiser Permanente is composed of Kaiser Foundation Health Plans (nonprofit, public-benefit corporations), Kaiser Foundation Hospitals (a nonprofit, public-benefit corporation), and the Permanente Medical Groups (for-profit professional organizations). The largest nonprofit health plan in the United States, Kaiser Permanente serves 8.7 million members in nine states and the District of Columbia.
What makes us unique is our integrated model of health care delivery. We are an integrated health delivery system, which means that we provide and coordinate the entire scope of care for our members, including:
As a nonprofit health plan, we are driven by the needs of our members rather than the needs of shareholders. We also believe that we have a responsibility to serve the communities in which we operate. Some of our community activities include:
Kaiser Permanente offers individual and family coverage for individuals who may be: self-employed, working for a company that does not offer a group plan, a student or recent graduate, overage or not covered on their parent's plan, between jobs, waiting for an employer's group coverage to begin, a part-time employee who isn't eligible for group coverage, or an early retiree.
Here are just a few of the advantages Kaiser Permanente offers members:
Our integrated health care system means that our doctors, nurses, pharmacists, and other health care professionals are all focused on one goal - our patients' well-being. Since the Health Plan is integrated into health care delivery through our hospitals and medical offices, our doctors are empowered to work with you on vital decisions about your treatment without needing to defer to an outside decision-maker, such as an unrelated insurance company, for an approval - or denial - of care.