Retirement is an exciting time, but it can also be a challenge. The last thing you want to worry about is health care. Kaiser Permanente WA offers coverage for both Medicare-eligible retirees as well as those retiring before they are Medicare-eligible.
If you are eligible for Medicare and have enrolled in Medicare Part A and Part B, you can enroll in our PEBB retiree Medicare Advantage plan. For those who are not yet Medicare eligible, you can remain on the Kaiser Permanente WACDHP, Classic, SoundChoice, or Value as a retiree.
If you have questions about eligibility and enrollment, go to the PEBB Program’s “For Retirees” page.
Almost eligible for Medicare?
For retirees, COBRA, and PEBB Continuation of Coverage members only: When you receive your Medicare card, send a copy of it to the Public Employees Benefits Board (PEBB) Program indicating the effective dates of your Medicare Parts A & B coverage. Write your full name and the last four digits of your social security number on the copy. You won't need to enroll in Medicare Part D, since your PEBB plan provides comparable prescription drug benefits.
Retiree Benefits and Rates
Resources for Medicare Advantage
To review the Formulary, click here.
To find Providers, visit our Provider Directory . For Medicare Advantage select the Medicare Plans network, for Original Medicare link here and select the Core network.
*You must continue to pay your Medicare Part B premium and any other applicable Medicare premium(s), if not otherwise paid by Medicaid or another third party. To qualify for the "Retiree & Spouse" rate, BOTH must be enrolled in Parts A and B. To see more rate combinations, including the retiree rate table as well as full family rates, visit the Public Employees Benefits Board (PEBB) Program website.
You must reside in the Kaiser Permanente WA Medicare Advantage health plan service area in which you enroll. The counties that service this health plan are: Grays Harbor (ZIP codes 98541, 98557, 98559, 98568), Island, King, Kitsap, Lewis, Mason (ZIP codes 98524, 98528, 98546, 98548, 98555, 98584, 98588, and 98592), Pierce, San Juan, Skagit, Snohomish, Spokane, Thurston, and Whatcom counties.
Kaiser Permanente is an HMO plan with a Medicare contract. Enrollment in Kaiser Permanente depends on contract renewal. This information is not a complete description of benefits. Contact the plan for more information. Limitations, copayments, and restrictions may apply. Benefits, premiums, and/or copayments/coinsurance may change on January 1 of each year.