Medicare

Medicare issuing new cards and ID numbers

New Medicare cards
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Medicare cards are about to get a makeover. That’s the news from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). To help protect Medicare beneficiaries against identity theft, the new cards will have a different design. And beneficiaries’ Social Security Numbers will be replaced by a unique, randomly generated Medicare ID number. Mailings begin April […]

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Make sure you’re in compliance when promoting Medicare Advantage plans

Producer News
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Kaiser Permanente is responsible for ensuring that producer websites and other marketing materials that include mention of our Medicare Advantage products are in compliance with all Medicare Marketing Guidelines. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) requires you—as a Medicare-certified agent—to follow the Medicare Marketing Guidelines outlined in Chapter 3 of the Medicare Managed […]

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Producer Toolkit: Useful resources to help you and your clients transition to Kaiser Permanente

Producer Toolkit
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Kaiser Permanente is officially doing business and providing care here in Washington state. A brand advertising campaign launched into the market on March 6. The resources included here will help you prepare to partner with us, and help you communicate accurate information to your clients. Toolkit contents A Q&A designed to answer your producer-specific questions […]

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Our great story and market conditions mean good news for Medicare enrollment

Strong Medicare enrollment
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A compelling value story and favorable market conditions contributed to excellent growth during our Medicare open enrollment period. Working with our producer partners, our sales teams were at 112 percent of our goals for plans taking effect Jan. 1. “Access to quality provider access and high quality care, local customer service, and continued access to […]

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Login issues with secure email service

Online portal tips
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We’re experiencing intermittent login issues with the secure email service we use to send enrollment status reports for our Individual and Family, Medicare Advantage, and Small Group plans. We’re required to send those notification emails securely because the enrollment verification information includes enrollees’ ID number, which is protected health information. Our IT department is working diligently […]

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Washington Permanente Medical Group ranked top medical group in state

Washington Health Alliance Community Checkup 2016
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For the tenth consecutive year, Washington Permanente Medical Group (formerly Group Health Cooperative) has been recognized by the Washington Health Alliance (WHA) Community Checkup as being the top-performing medical group in Washington state. The 2016 WHA Community Checkup scored Kaiser Permanente’s medical group above average on 23 of the 28 measures of effective care—more than any […]

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