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Medicare Plans Highest Rated

U.S. News & World Report gives Kaiser Permanente top scores in seven states and Washington D.C. for quality and service

Updated: October 24, 2017



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Kaiser Permanente, the nation’s largest integrated health system, has the highest rated Medicare plans in seven states and Washington D.C., according to the recently released U.S. News & World Reports’ Best Medicare Plans 2018.

Kaiser Permanente’s Medicare plans received a 5.00 score — the highest possible — in California, Colorado, Hawaii, Oregon, Maryland, Virginia, Washington state 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 for its Medicare plan in Georgia, which is the second-highest rated plan in the state.

Out of hundreds of Medicare plans considered, U.S. News assigned a 5.00 score to just 20 plans in its 2018 ratings, eight 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, 2017.