Kaiser Permanente High Deductible Plan
The High Deductible Health Plan (HDHP) with a Health Savings Account (HSA) is a unique medical plan that puts you in control of your health care spending.
Doctors/Health Care Providers: You must use Kaiser Permanente’s network of providers. This network is the same network used with the Kaiser Permanente HMO.
Annual Deductible: You pay an annual deductible before the plan begins to pay for a portion of covered medical services. This includes office visits and prescription drugs. The only services that don't require you to pay a deductible first are preventive care.
Coinsurance: When you receive medical services, you pay a percentage of the cost of the service, and the plan pays the remaining percentage. You will need to pay the annual deductible first before coinsurance applies.
Annual Out-of-Pocket Maximum: The Kaiser Permanente HDHP plan includes an out-of-pocket maximum. This is the maximum amount you must pay out of your own pocket for the annual deductible and coinsurance combined. Once you reach the out-of-pocket maximum, the plan pays 100% of in-network charges for the remainder of the plan year.
Note: Review the comparison chart below for copays and annual out-of-pocket maximum deductible limits.
Health Savings Account
The HDHP with an HSA plan allows you to save toward out-of-pocket expenses now and in the future. You can use HSA funds for any IRS qualified medical, dental, and vision expenses.
In 2021, here’s how much you can save to an HSA:
• Employee only coverage: $3,600
• Employee + 1 or more coverage: $7,200
• Catchup Contributions - If you are 55 or older, you can make an additional "catch-up" contribution of $1,000.
The County may also contribute to your HSA if you have excess Flex Credits available. The limits above include both contributions from you and the County.
The HSA is not established or administered by the County — you must set up your HSA directly with Optum Bank.
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Kaiser Permanente HDHP HSA