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Now more than ever, we’re all looking for ways to do more with less. Find out what we’re doing to manage costs while continuing to provide high-quality care—and greater value—to your clients. And get the information you need to counsel clients who are facing job layoffs and need advice about coverage options for their employees.

Payment deadline extended for individual plan members enrolled through the health insurance marketplace
The payment deadline for Kaiser Permanente individual plan members who enrolled through the health insurance marketplace with coverage effective January 1, 2014 and February 1, 2014 has been extended. Payments can be postmarked or paid online at kp.org/paypremium by February 24.

Statement on federal announcement: The federal government recently announced a possible extension for some health plans that don't meet the requirements of the Affordable Care Act. Read Kaiser Permanente’s media statement about this announcement.

High-quality care can make a significant impact on employee health—and overall costs. Learn more about our ongoing efforts to improve quality and safety at Kaiser Permanente.

Broker Update

Special Consideration for Small Group
Without question, small group and individual plans are more significantly impacted by the Affordable Care Act (ACA) than large group plans and government programs like Medicare and Medicaid. That's why we're devoting the next two weeks to special considerations for these lines of business.

The changing face of Medicaid
This week we’re detailing the changes to the Medicaid program as a result of health care reform and how these changes impact the commercial market.

The Marketplace
This week we turn our attention to an entirely new entity known as the Exchange (also known as the Marketplace).

Large group reform checklist
In this week's edition of BrokerUpdate, a health care reform checklist for large business.

Small group reform checklist
In this week's edition of BrokerUpdate, a health care reform checklist for small business.

Welcome to BrokerUpdate on health care reform
Kaiser Permanente is proud to announce the launch of our Broker Update series on healthcare reform.

Compensation increase on Individual and Family Plans July 1
Kaiser Permanente Northwest is increasing the level of payment on our commission structure for Individual and Family medical plans in Oregon, effective July 1, 2012.

Westside hospital to open August 2013
The first all-new hospital in Portland metro in 40 years offers new groups an opportunity to take a second look at Kaiser Permanente.

Position yourself for success with new Broker Toolkit and Value Briefs
Now available in the Sales Material section of BrokerNet, the all-new Broker Toolkit will help you gain a competitive advantage.

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