Small Group health plan renewal is fast approaching for Jan. 2018

Soon it will be time for many small businesses to renew their Kaiser Permanente contracts. For groups that renew on January 2018, your renewal information should arrive soon, if you don’t have it already.

In order for your employees to continue to receive high-quality, affordable coverage in 2018, you’ll need to return your Group Master Application by the 10th of the month prior to your renewal date.

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A healthier workforce

Our small group plans are built to keep your workforce at their healthiest, helping you to lower absenteeism and avoid lost productivity. Our approach to preventive medicine helps keep employees from getting sick in the first place. When care is needed, our evidence-based treatment helps get employees back to work as quickly as possible.

2018 plan options

Our 2018 portfolio includes ten Core network plans and six Access PPO plans, covering Bronze, Silver, Gold, and Platinum levels. Our small group plans focus on quality and value, with options to meet your employees’ needs.

Plan Highlights

  • The Core HMO plan was named the top-performing health plan in America.1
  • All plans feature Kaiser Permanente doctors, part of the top-ranked medical group in Washington state.2
  • Plans are available as an HMO only.
  • Employers with 10 to 50 employees have the option of offering the Core HMO and Access PPO together.

Reducing health care costs

Employees who visit Kaiser Permanente medical offices receive quality care from the highest-ranked medical group in the state.2 And they take advantage of our most affordable care. This helps reduce health care costs for you and your employees.

Renewal packets are on their way

Small group renewal information is timed to arrive 60 days before your company’s renewal date. To avoid a lapse in coverage, you’ll need to send in your Group Master Application to the producer of record or directly to Kaiser Permanente (for non-producer groups) by the 10th of the month prior to your renewal date.


If you have any questions, contact your producer or Kaiser Permanente Small Group Account Manager at 1-800-542-6312.

All plans offered and underwritten by Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of Washington or Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of Washington Options, Inc.

1 Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of Washington’s (formerly named Group Health Cooperative) commercial HMO rated the top health plan in the United States in the 2016 eValue8™ survey. Managed by the National Alliance of Healthcare Purchaser Coalitions (formerly the National Business Coalition on Health), eValue8™ is an evidence-based resource created by business coalitions and employers like Marriott and General Motors to measure and evaluate health plan cost, quality, and performance.

2 Washington Health Alliance, 2016 Community Checkup; Ranking applies to then Group Health Cooperative’s medical group, formerly named Group Health Permanente, P.C. and now named Washington Permanente Medical Group, P.C.