Kaiser Permanente of Washington Options

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About Kaiser Permanente WA Options, Inc.

Summit PPO gives you the best value with a maximum choice of providers throughout the state and country.

Our 3-tier plans offer high-quality care that's affordable, convenient, and hassle-free. Get access to more than 1 million in-network health professionals anywhere in the United States. Choose care from: 

  • Tier 1: The providers who practice at Kaiser Permanente Washington locations and pharmacies; preferred contracted specialists and hospitals; and
  • Tier 2: An extensive network of contracted community providers in Washington; The First Choice Health Network in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, and Alaska, or the First Health network (in all other states); and
  • Tier 3: Care from any licensed provider in the United States. 

Summit PPO also includes Kaiser Permanente Washington pharmacies, as well as the OptumRx network of pharmacies throughout the nation. Note: You will have lower copays for office visits and most prescriptions if you use Kaiser Permanente Washington providers and pharmacies, as well as a robust community of specialists and hospital systems. 

Quality care with you at the center. Your personal physician is a key advocate for your health. You can choose your own doctor and, working together, you'll make decisions about your health and coordinate your care journey.

Your care, your way. With Kaiser Permanente, you can choose how, when, and where to get care for you and your family. See your doctor in person or access virtual care options, including, 24/7 online chat, a 24/7 advice line, and video and phone visits available anytime 24/7 or by appointment. You can also choose an e-visit or email your Kaiser Permanente care team for nonurgent issues.

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Upcoming webinars

Kaiser Permanente of Washington Options, Inc. is hosting several webinars (through ON24) during open enrollment. 

Registration is required.

How do I register?

Visit KPWA's website to register. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Dates and times

  • Wednesday, October 26, 2022
    4 to 4:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, November 2, 2022
    4 to 4:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, November 9, 2022
    4 to 4:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, November 16, 2022
    4 to 4:30 p.m.

Plan details

Kaiser Permanente WA Options Summit PPO 1

Summit PPO plans have 3 tiers of coverage for different networks of providers. 

You receive the best value when you choose high-quality care from Kaiser Permanente providers. When choice is most important, you have access to more than one million in-network health professionals anywhere in the United States. 

This plan uses the Summit PPO network.

Deductibles

  • Annual deductible: $1,250 per person ($2,500 per family) for Tier 1 and Tier 2 providers; $3,750 per person ($7,500 per family) for Tier 3 providers. 
  • No cost share for primary care visits for kids under 18. Specialty cost shares apply.
  • Deductibles do not apply to office visits or prescriptions.

Key features of the plan

Acupuncture, chiropractic and massage therapy each have 20 visits per calendar year, rehabilitation has 60 visits per calendar year, naturopath has unlimited visits, orthotics benefit is $300 plan allowance per calendar year, and one hearing aid, covered in full, per ear every 60 consecutive months.

You also don't need a referral for most specialty care, and if a specialist procedure requires preauthorization, your physician will work with Kaiser Permanente. 

Available counties

You can choose this plan if you live or work in these counties: King, Kitsap, Pierce, Snohomish, Spokane, and Thurston.

Plan documentation

Kaiser Permanente WA Options Summit PPO 2

Summit PPO plans have 3 tiers of coverage for different networks of providers. 

You receive the best value when you choose high-quality care from Kaiser Permanente providers. When choice is most important, you have access to more than one million in-network health professionals anywhere in the United States. 

This plan uses the Summit PPO network.

Deductibles

  • Annual deductible: $750 per person ($1,500 per family) for Tier 1 and Tier 2 providers; $2,250 per person ($4,500 per family) for Tier 3 providers. 
  • No cost share for primary care visits for kids under 18. Specialty cost shares apply.
  • Deductibles do not apply to office visits or prescriptions.

Key features of the plan

Acupuncture, chiropractic and massage therapy each have 20 visits per calendar year, rehabilitation has 60 visits per calendar year, naturopath has unlimited visits, orthotics benefit is $300 plan allowance per calendar year, and one hearing aid, covered in full, per ear every 60 consecutive months.

You also don't need a referral for most specialty care, and if a specialist procedure requires preauthorization, your physician will work with Kaiser Permanente. 

Available counties

You can choose this plan if you live or work in these counties: King, Kitsap, Pierce, Snohomish, Spokane, and Thurston.

Plan documentation

Kaiser Permanente WA Options Summit PPO 3

Summit PPO plans have 3 tiers of coverage for different networks of providers. 

You receive the best value when you choose high-quality care from Kaiser Permanente providers. When choice is most important, you have access to more than one million in-network health professionals anywhere in the United States. 

This plan uses the Summit PPO network.

Deductibles

  • Annual deductible: $250 per person ($500 per family) for Tier 1 and Tier 2 providers; $750 per person ($1,500 per family) for Tier 3 providers. 
  • No cost share for primary care visits for kids under 18. Specialty cost shares apply.
  • Deductibles do not apply to office visits or prescriptions.

Key features of the plan

Acupuncture, chiropractic and massage therapy each have 20 visits per calendar year, rehabilitation has 60 visits per calendar year, naturopath has unlimited visits, orthotics benefit is $300 plan allowance per calendar year, and one hearing aid, covered in full, per ear every 60 consecutive months.

You also don't need a referral for most specialty care, and if a specialist procedure requires preauthorization, your physician will work with Kaiser Permanente. 

Available counties

You can choose this plan if you live or work in these counties: King, Kitsap, Pierce, Snohomish, Spokane, and Thurston.

Plan documentation

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Plan details

Kaiser Permanente WA Options Access PPO 1

To be healthy, you need high-quality care that’s affordable, convenient, and hassle-free.  Our Access PPO plans let you choose from an extensive network of high-quality providers. You don't need a referral for most specialty care, and if a specialist or procedure does require preauthorization, your physician will work with Kaiser Permanente. Get help choosing a doctor, transitioning your care and coverage, and finding resources to meet your needs. We make joining Kaiser Permanente WA Options easy.

This plan uses the Access PPO network.

Deductibles

  • No cost share for primary care visits for kids under 18. Specialty cost shares apply.
  • Deductible does not apply to office visits or prescriptions.

Key features of the plan

Acupuncture, chiropractic and massage therapy each have 20 visits per calendar year, rehabilitation has 60 visits per calendar year, naturopath has unlimited visits, orthotics benefit is $300 per calendar year, and one hearing aid per ear every 60 consecutive months.

Available counties

You can choose this plan if you live or work in these counties: Island, King, Kitsap, Lewis, Mason, Pierce, Skagit, Snohomish, Spokane, Thurston, and Whatcom.

Plan documentation

Kaiser Permanente WA Options Access PPO 2

To be healthy, you need high-quality care that’s affordable, convenient, and hassle-free. Our Access PPO plans let you choose from an extensive network of high-quality providers. You don't need a referral for most specialty care, and if a specialist or procedure does require preauthorization, your physician will work with Kaiser Permanente. Get help choosing a doctor, transitioning your care and coverage, and finding resources to meet your needs.   

This plan uses the Access PPO network.

Deductibles

  • No cost share for primary care visits for kids under 18. Specialty cost shares apply.
  • Deductible does not apply to office visits or prescriptions.

Key features of the plan

Acupuncture, chiropractic and massage therapy each have 20 visits per calendar year, rehabilitation has 60 visits per calendar year, naturopath has unlimited visits, orthotics benefit is $300 per calendar year, and one hearing aid per ear every 60 consecutive months.

Available counties

You can choose this plan if you live or work in these counties: Island, King, Kitsap, Lewis, Mason, Pierce, Skagit, Snohomish, Spokane, Thurston, and Whatcom.

Plan documentation

Kaiser Permanente WA Options Access PPO 3

To be healthy, you need high-quality care that’s affordable, convenient, and hassle-free. Our Access PPO plans let you choose from an extensive network of high-quality providers. You don't need a referral for most specialty care, and if a specialist or procedure does require preauthorization, your physician will work with Kaiser Permanente.

Get help choosing a doctor, transitioning your care and coverage, and finding resources to meet your needs.   

This plan uses the Access PPO network.

Deductibles

  • No cost share for primary care visits for kids under 18. Specialty cost shares apply.
  • Deductible does not apply to office visits or prescriptions.

Key features of the plan

Available counties

You can choose this plan if you live or work in one of these counties: Island, King, Kitsap, Lewis, Mason, Pierce, Skagit, Snohomish, Spokane, Thurston, and Whatcom.

Plan documentation