October 23, 2020

Kaiser Permanente now offering Medicare plan in Lane County

Enrollment beginning October 15, for coverage starting January 1, 2021.

Kaiser Permanente Medicare members will have access to more than 700 trusted Lane County, Oregon, providers.

Contact: Michael G. Foley

PORTLAND, Ore. — Medicare-eligible residents in Lane County will soon have access to Kaiser Permanente’s unique blend of high-quality, affordable health care combined with award-winning health plan coverage. Kaiser Permanente is proud to announce it will begin offering a Medicare health plan in Lane County, with enrollment starting October 15. Coverage will be effective January 1, 2021.

“We are pleased to offer Lane County residents our top-rated Medicare Advantage health plan,” said Keith Forrester, vice president of Kaiser Permanente sales, marketing, and business development. “Part of Kaiser Permanente’s mission is to improve the health of the communities we serve, and we are excited to be offering our integrated model of care to seniors in this community.”

Kaiser Permanente members in Lane County will have access to the full range of health care benefits plus services at Kaiser Permanente Chase Gardens Medical Office, at 360 S. Garden Way in Eugene. In addition to the Kaiser Permanente team, our comprehensive network of contracted specialists also gives Medicare members access to more than 700 trusted Lane County providers — such as PeaceHealth, Pacific Women’s Center, Willamette Valley Cancer Institute, and Slocum Center for Orthopedics & Sports Medicine. (Some specialty care services are accessed through referral and prior authorization. Our partnership with PeaceHealth includes the Santa Clara, RiverBend Pavilion, Cottage Grove, and Florence locations. Not all providers at these locations are part of our network.)

Kaiser Permanente’s Medicare health plan offers comprehensive medical services and benefits beyond Original Medicare benefits, including Part D prescription drug coverage.

“We know our Medicare-eligible members and residents in Lane County have been eager to start enrolling in the Kaiser Permanente Medicare Advantage plan and we are making it easy for them to sign up,” said Sheila Jhansale, MD, physician in charge at Kaiser Permanente Chase Gardens Medical Office.

Kaiser Permanente recently opened its Chase Gardens Medical Office, offering primary care including family medicine, internal medicine, and behavioral health support. Members also have access to a new nurse treatment area, new imaging services, an onsite pharmacy, and additional on-site lab services.

“We first started providing care here in 2016 and we are so happy to now offer care to the Lane County senior community,” Dr. Jhansale said. 

View plan and benefits information or enroll online at kp.org/medicare.

Kaiser Permanente will also be expanding its coverage and care offerings for large employer groups for 2021. Visit kp.org/lane to learn more about our Lane County services and team.

About Kaiser Permanente

For 75 years, Kaiser Permanente has been committed to shaping the future of health and health care — and helping our members, patients, and communities experience more healthy years. We are recognized as one of America’s leading health care providers and not-for-profit health plans. Since July 21, 1945, Kaiser Permanente’s mission has been to provide high-quality, affordable health care services and to improve the health of our members and the communities we serve. We currently serve 12.4 million members in 8 states and the District of Columbia. Care for members and patients is focused on their total health and guided by their personal Permanente Medical Group physicians, specialists, and team of caregivers. Our expert and caring medical teams are empowered and supported by industry-leading technology advances and tools for health promotion, disease prevention, state-of-the-art care delivery, and world-class chronic disease management. Kaiser Permanente is dedicated to care innovations, clinical research, health education, and the support of community health.