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Kaiser Permanente Medicare Health Plans Highest Rated, According to U.S. News & World Report

Online magazine gives organization highest scores in eight states and Washington D.C. for quality and service

November 1, 2016



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Kaiser Permanente, the nation’s largest integrated health system, has the highest rated Medicare plans everywhere it operates — eight states and Washington D.C. — according to the recently released U.S. News & World Reports’ Best Medicare Advantage Plans 2017.

Kaiser Permanente’s Medicare plans received a 5.00 score — the highest possible — in California, Colorado, Oregon, Maryland, Virginia, Washington and Washington D.C. The organization, recognized as one of America’s leading health care providers and not-for-profit health plans, also received a score of 4.50 in Georgia and Hawaii. According to U.S. News, no other plans rated higher in either state.

Out of hundreds of plans considered, U.S. News assigned a 5.00 score to just 14 plans in its 2017 ratings, half of which were Kaiser Permanente plans.

The U.S. News & World Report ratings are resources for Medicare beneficiaries and their families searching for the best coverage options during the annual open-enrollment period, which started on Oct. 15 and runs through Dec. 7, 2016.