The takeaway

Kaiser plans are available to employees living in Kaiser’s service area in California, Colorado, Georgia, Hawaii, the mid-Atlantic states, Oregon, and Washington.

Choose from two Kaiser plans:

Both plans cover the same types of medical services and supplies, but they go about it in different ways. While you compare your medical plans, consider which features are important to you. And review plan copays, coinsurance, deductible amounts, and other out-of-pocket costs to understand your share of the costs.

Kaiser HDHP + HSA plan

The Kaiser HDHP + HSA has two parts: a high deductible, HSA-compatible medical plan and a tax-advantaged health savings account (HSA).

This plan may be right for you if:

  1. You want the lowest per-paycheck cost—even if it means you pay more when you need care.
  2. You rarely need to see a doctor; an annual checkup is usually it for the year.
  3. You feel comfortable paying for a large health expense that costs almost as much as your deductible.
  4. You want the opportunity to accumulate savings and to invest and take part in the plan’s triple tax advantage for future healthcare expenses.
  5. You accept that you can only use Kaiser facilities, doctors, and hospitals.

Here’s how it works:

Paycheck costs

  • Amounts deducted from your paycheck are lowest.
  • Employee-only coverage (meaning you’re an Okta employee covering yourself only) costs you nothing.

Health savings account

  • In 2021, Okta will maintain its annual HSA contributions for employees: $780 (for employee-only coverage) and $1,518 (if you cover one or more family members).
  • You can contribute your own money to your HSA, too.
  • Use your HSA funds to pay for healthcare expenses—including your annual deductible.

Providers and doctors

  • You must use Kaiser facilities and physicians, unless it’s an emergency.

Cost sharing between you and the plan

  • You pay $0 for eligible preventive care and prescription drugs that qualify as preventive care.
  • An annual deductible applies for most other services. The annual deductible is $2,800 for an individual and varies for families by region. View the plan comparison for details.
  • Once you hit the annual deductible, the plan pays 100% of eligible in-network expenses.

Prescription drugs (supply limits apply)

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Kaiser HMO

The Kaiser HMO offers one-stop shopping for your health needs, including pharmacy services and specialists.

This plan may be right for you if:

  1. You want the lowest cost when you receive care—even if it means you pay more per paycheck.
  2. You like knowing exactly what you’re going to pay when you go to the doctor.
  3. You accept that you can only use Kaiser facilities, doctors, and hospitals.
  4. You will have a primary care provider—a single doctor who’s in charge of overseeing all of your care.

Here’s how it works:

Paycheck costs

  • Per-paycheck costs are higher when compared with the HDHP + HSA plan options.
  • That’s because your costs are lower when you need care.

Doctors and other healthcare providers

  • You must use Kaiser facilities and physicians unless it’s an emergency and you obtain authorization from Kaiser.

Cost sharing between you and the plan

  • No annual deductible to meet for frequently used services such as doctor office and specialist office visits; emergency room visits, and inpatient hospital stays.
  • Some services and supplies cost $0. Others require you to pay a fixed copay or a percentage of the cost. Review Kaiser’s copays, coinsurance, deductible amounts, and other out-of-pocket costs to understand your share of the costs. View the plan comparison for details.

Coverage for prescription drugs:

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Compare the Kaiser plans

Review Kaiser’s copays, coinsurance, deductible amounts, and other out-of-pocket costs to understand your share of the costs. View the plan comparison for details.

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