OAKLAND, Calif., Nov. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Kaiser Permanente's highly rated Medicare health plan website, kp.org/medicare, has launched a new feature that is designed to help seniors find information more easily and conveniently. Medicare beneficiaries can search online for Kaiser Permanente Medicare seminars in their area using their own criteria, and they can register online for a seminar of their choice. Through this new RSVP Web capability, those who provide their email address will receive an email reminder with location information and a phone number to call for more details.
"Choosing the right Medicare health plan is a choice with a big impact. Our goal is to make it simple and easy for seniors to get information and learn more about their options so they can make an informed choice about their Medicare health plan," said Mary Woods, vice president, Kaiser Permanente Medicare marketing and communications.
Out of 133 Medicare plan websites nationwide in 2013, the Kaiser Permanente Medicare website received the highest overall rating for MedicareWebWatch certification, according to HealthMetrix Research Inc. The sites are rated for excellence in content, design, user-friendly technology and privacy assurance.
Medicare beneficiaries are increasingly researching and managing their health care online. The seminar registration tool helps address the evolving needs and expectations of aging baby boomers, caregivers, and others who participate in the selection of a Medicare plan. Kaiser Permanente website visitors also can find information about Medicare Parts A, B, C and D, the Medicare Star Quality Ratings, and enroll for Medicare benefits online and provide feedback about their website experience.
To learn about the new website functions, please view this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oIPfODMw1Qo
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Kaiser Permanente is committed to helping shape the future of health care. We are recognized as one of America's leading health care providers and not-for-profit health plans. Founded in 1945, our mission is to provide high-quality, affordable health care services and to improve the health of our members and the communities we serve. We currently serve 9.1 million members in eight states and the District of Columbia. Care for members and patients is focused on their total health and guided by their personal 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. For more information, go to: kp.org/share.
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