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Deductible Plan Glossary

Here are some common terms that can help you understand your deductible plan.Read Article >

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Terms You Should Know

Health care is full of industry-speak. Without knowing the basics, it’s hard to understand how things work. Here are some key terms…Read Article >

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Understanding Health Care

The advantages of having health care coverage are many. Without it, it’s harder to get the care you need to stay healthy…Read Article >

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  • A man enjoys a healthy snack while using a laptop.
    JUN 08, 2017

    Go paperless with your important health documents in Colorado

    Going paperless with your personal documents is a great way to reduce clutter, help the environment, and keep your files easy to find. Now kp.org gives you the option to go paperless with your Explanation of Benefits (EOB), medical bills, claims statements, 1095 form, and more. ... Learn more >

  • An older man with his hand on a younger man's shoulder.
    MAR 07, 2017

    Make your health care wishes known in Colorado

    Life can be unpredictable. If you ever need someone to make health care decisions on your behalf, it would be helpful to have that person picked out and ready to step in when needed. Kaiser Permanente’s Life Care Planning program can help you not only choose that person but also decide what you’ll want if you’re ever unable to speak for yourself. ... Learn more >

    TOPICSadvance directiveColoradohealth care wisheslife care planning

  • Health Care 101
    FEB 07, 2017

    Offering quality, convenience, and choice in the Northwest

    As your partner in health, we encourage you to take advantage of all the tools and resources that Kaiser Permanente offers. These include our convenient online directories. ... Learn more >

    TOPICSEvidence of CoverageNorthwestonline directories

  • Health Care 101
    JAN 18, 2017

    The difference between urgent and emergency care

    When you’re sick or injured, it helps to understand the different levels of care and when they’re needed. For example, there are urgent situations that aren’t emergencies, such as a minor sprain or a sinus infection. Then there are situations where you should go straight to an emergency room as soon as possible. Knowing the difference not only saves money, but also helps you get the right care when you need it. ... Learn more >

    TOPICSemergency careroutine careurgent care

  • A woman faces a laptop while doing paperwork.
    DEC 20, 2016

    3 things you need to know about Form 1095-B

    Under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), you must show proof of health coverage to the IRS or pay a penalty. Kaiser Permanente will send you Form 1095-B on or after January 6, 2017, so you can prove you’re covered. ... Learn more >

    TOPICSAffordable Care ActForm 1095Proof of CoverageTax Season