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Kaiser Permanente WA

Learn about the Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of Washington (Kaiser Permanente WA) plans available to school employees.

 What are my plan options?

In general, you may choose from the plans listed below. Remember, if you cover eligible dependents, everyone must enroll in the same medical plan. Learn more about the plans.

Kaiser Permanente WA

  • Kaiser Permanente WA Core 1
  • Kaiser Permanente WA Core 2
  • Kaiser Permanente WA Core 3
  • Kaiser Permanente WA SoundChoice

Kaiser Permanente WA Options, Inc.

  • Kaiser Permanente WA Options Access PPO 1
  • Kaiser Permanente WA Options Access PPO 2
  • Kaiser Permanente WA Options Access PPO 3

How do I find a provider?

Visit one of Kaiser Permanente WA's online provider directories.

What are the full benefits of each plan?

The following documents — called an Evidence of Coverage — provide in-depth descriptions of the health care benefits for each plan. For a summary of benefits and costs, see Is there a quick way to see benefits and costs?

Evidence of Coverage

2022

Is there a quick way to see benefits and cost?

The following documents — called a Summary of Benefits and Coverage — provide summaries of what each plan covers and what it costs. For in-depth descriptions of benefits and coverage, see What are the full benefits of each plan?

Summaries of Benefits and Coverage

2022

What are the monthly costs?

2022

Plan Employee Employee and spouse/SRDP Employee and children Employee, spouse/SRDP, and children
Kaiser Permanente WA Core 1 $39 $78 $68 $117
Kaiser Permanente WA Core 2 $44 $88 $77 $132
Kaiser Permanente WA Core 3 $119 $238 $208 $357
Kaiser Permanente WA SoundChoice $76 $152 $133 $228
Kaiser Permanente WA Options Access PPO 1 $104 $208 $182 $312
Kaiser Permanente WA Options Access PPO 2 $133 $266 $233 $399
Kaiser Permanente WA Options Access PPO 3 $185 $370 $324 $555

Do I live in the medical plan's service area?

In most cases, you must live or work in the medical plan’s service area to join the plan. All school employees are offered a selection of plans based on their county of residence or the county where their school district, charter school, or educational service district is based. Some school employees may have more plan options if they work in a district that crosses county lines.

Be sure to call the plans you are interested in to ask about provider availability in your county. If you move out of your plan's service area, you may need to change plans. You must report your new address to your payroll or benefits office no later than 60 days after your move.

Plan name

County A - K County L - S County T - Z

Kaiser Permanente WA Core 1

Kaiser Permanente WA Core 2

Benton

Columbia

Franklin

Island

King

Kitsap

Lewis

Mason

Pierce

Skagit

Snohomish

Spokane

Thurston

Walla Walla

Whatcom

Whitman

Yakima

Kaiser Permanente WA Core 3

Benton

Columbia

Franklin

Island

Lewis

Mason

Skagit

Walla Walla

Whatcom

Whitman

Yakima

Kaiser Permanente WA SoundChoice

King

Kitsap

Pierce

Snohomish

Spokane

Thurston

Kaiser Permanente WA Options Access PPO 1

Kaiser Permanente WA Options Access PPO 2

Kaiser Permanente WA Options Access PPO 3

Island

King

Kitsap

Lewis

Mason

Pierce

Skagit

Snohomish

Spokane

Thurston

Whatcom

Member discount programs

As a Kaiser Permanente member, you can enjoy no-cost and discounted online tools, classes, programs, and activities that can help keep you happy and healthy. 

  • Fitness programs and discounts
    Take advantage of a wide variety of fitness-related discounts and programs for members — from gym memberships and ClassPass on-demand video works, to workout gear and activity trackers. Medicare Advantage members also have access to the Silver&Fit and EnhanceFitness programs.
  • Quit for Life program
    If you use tobacco products and are thinking about quitting, the Quit for Life® Program is highly recommended. The program has been carefully developed and tested to provide the tools you need to be successful.
  • Wellness coaching
    Whether you’re looking to lose weight, or reduce stress, personalized wellness coaching by phone can give you the support you need.
  • Health plan perks
    Take advantage of additional discounts and healthy extras included in your health plan to help you live better.
  • Digital self-care support and resources for emotional wellness
    Your thoughts, feelings, and actions affect your overall health, vitality, and resilience every day. That's why it's important to have tools beyond the doctor's office. These self-care resources can help you improve your physical, mental, and emotional well-being at no extra cost to you.

Contact

Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of Washington
Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of Washington Options, Inc.
Online:
Kaiser Permanente WA for school employees
Phone: 1-888-901-4636
TTY: 1-800-833-6388 
TRS: 711