Kaiser To Reduce Premiums for Medicare Advantage Plan
Kaiser Permanente has announced it is reducing premiums for its Senior Advantage Medicare plan by 25% for next year, the Modesto Bee reports.
The new premium will be $74 monthly, down from $99 this year.
Copayments for the plan include:
- $30 for a physician or specialist visit;
- $225 for outpatient surgery;
- $275 per day for inpatient stays; and
- $20 for clinical diagnostics.
Greg Friesen, a Kaiser sales representative, said the insurer also is offering unlimited coverage for generic prescription drugs. Under the Medicare drug coverage gap, beneficiaries usually pay all prescription drug prices between $2,510 and $4,050 annually (Carlson, Modesto Bee, 10/26). This is part of the California Healthline Daily Edition, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.