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Some Health Insurance Deadlines are Pushed Back

Some Health Insurance Deadlines are Pushed Back

Beset by processing delays and customer confusion, two providers operating in the state’s new health insurance exchange have pushed back their due dates for premium payments. On Tuesday, officials with Anthem Blue Cross of California said the company was pushing back its payment deadline to Jan. 31. Kaiser Permanente set its new payment date for [...]

Kaiser Opens Health Insurance Storefront in Modesto

Kaiser Opens Health Insurance Storefront in Modesto

In a row of storefronts between Fuddruckers and Walmart on McHenry Avenue, a major insurer is selling a government-mandated product that’s created quite a buzz this fall. Kaiser Permanente chose the North Point Landing shopping center in north Modesto for one of its Shop KP stores, billed as a new way for consumers to shop for medical [...]

Kaiser’s Rising Premiums Spark Backlash

Kaiser’s Rising Premiums Spark Backlash

For years, Kaiser Permanente has won accolades for delivering high-quality care at an affordable price. Now, some of Kaiser's biggest customers are complaining that the company is no longer a bargain and, even worse, standing in the way of controlling healthcare costs. Critics say the company is so entrenched in the workplace that it refuses to [...]

Kaiser: The Face of Future Health Care?

Kaiser: The Face of Future Health Care?

When people talk about the future of health care, Kaiser Permanente is often the model they have in mind. The organization, which combines a nonprofit insurance plan with its own hospitals and clinics, is the kind of holistic health system that President Obama’s health care law encourages. Kaiser has sophisticated electronic records and [...]

Kaiser Tops State Health Insurance Market with 40% Share

Kaiser Tops State Health Insurance Market with 40% Share

Nonprofit healthcare giant Kaiser Permanente had a 40% share of California's $59-billion health insurance market for employers and individuals, new data show. A report issued this week by Citigroup analyst Carl McDonald compiled nationwide data on 2011 premiums and enrollment among large and small employers and individuals buying their own [...]

National Union of Healthcare Workers Affiliates with CA Nurses Association

National Union of Healthcare Workers Affiliates with CA Nurses Association

In a move expected to shake up health care labor battles statewide, the powerful California Nurses Association announced Thursday that it will affiliate with the National Union of Healthcare Workers in fights with major health systems over wages, benefits and patient care issues. CNA also agreed to use its 85,000 members and considerable [...]