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2020 Kaiser Permanente Individual Medicare Advantage Plan Network Changes Skagit & Whatcom Counties

Kaiser Permanente Individual Medicare Advantage members in Skagit & Whatcom Counties will have fewer primary care providers in-network in their respective communities in 2020 as Kaiser Permanente has announced some changes.  One important thing to remember is that network changes can happen at anytime throughout the year including additions being made to the network during the Annual Election Period.  So what is true today may very well not be true tomorrow or 4 months down the road.

Kaiser Permanente has provided us with the following statement:

Kaiser Permanente Washington is changing who it contracts with for primary care provider services in Skagit and Whatcom counties for their Individual Medicare Advantage plans in 2020. Impacted clients will receive a notification from Kaiser Permanente about these changes and their options at the beginning of Oct. 2019.

It will be very important to pay special attention to any mail you may have received from Kaiser Permanente regarding these changes, specifically the Annual Notice of Change letter.  Our team is here to support you and answer any questions you may have about these changes.  Feel free to use the buttons below or give us a call at 866-733-5111 for further assistance.

Here is an easier to read list of the clinics and medical groups whose Primary Care Providers will no longer be in-network with the Kaiser Permanente Individual Medicare Advantage Plans in Skagit and Whatcom Counties for 2020.  (NOTE: these things can change and the list below is not a complete list of the impacted groups. Speak with your agent for further assistance). These changes do not impact the contracts with the specialists or hospitals associated with these organizations.

Clinic/Provider City, State
Anacortes Family Medicine Anacortes, WA
Fidalgo Medical Associates Anacortes, WA
Island Internal Medicine Anacortes, WA
Creelman Family Practice Burlington, WA
La Conner Medical Center La Conner, WA
Carl Berliner, MD Mount Vernon, WA
David Benson, MD Mount Vernon, WA
SeaMar Mount Vernon (Laventure Rd) Mount Vernon, WA
SeaMar Mount Vernon (N 18th) Mount Vernon, WA
Skagit Family Health Mount Vernon, WA
Associates in Family Medicine Bellingham, WA
Bay Medical Clinic Blaine, WA
Bellingham Family & Women’s Health Bellingham, WA
Bellingham Internal Medicine Association Bellingham, WA
Mahnaz Lary, MD Bellingham, WA
Mt. Shuksan Family Medicine Bellingham, WA
Dickson Family Medicine Lynden, WA
SeaMar Bellingham Medical Center Bellingham, WA
John R Knudsen, MD Ferndale, WA
SeaMar Everson Medical Center Everson, WA
Sumas Clinic Sumas, WA
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* Enrollments for 2020 plans do not begin until October 15th and enrollments can not be completed prior to this date.

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