In 1980, Kaiser acquired the Georgetown Community Health Plan. Four years later, in 1984, the insurer officially changes its name Kaiser Permanente of the Mid-Atlantic states. The insurer is comprised of the Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of the Mid-Atlantic States, Inc. and Mid-Atlantic Permanente Medical Group, P.C. It has a membership of 712,785, and a provider network that includes 29 medical offices and 1,475 physicians.
Kaiser's coverage area in Virginia includes Northern Virginia.
Kaiser Permanente is non-profit HMO carrier that offers medical coverage in the Virginia, Maryland, and Washington DC area. Kaiser is unique in that it both provides health insurance coverage and medical services through its own network of doctors and hospitals. Kaiser plans are only available to companies located in the Fairfax / mid-Atlantic region of Virginia.
Kaiser primarily offers HMO plans, and plans on the Signature network can only utilize Kaiser facilities. Out of state employees have the option of enrolling on a PPO plan with access to the Private Healthcare Systems network. Kaiser plans are also available through the Covered California SHOP exchange.
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In 2012, Kaiser awarded $2.2 million in grants to organizations in the mid-Atlantic region dedicated to improving the health and wellness of residents. Kaiser's charitable funding initiatives center on organizations and programs that support efforts to prevent obesity and chronic illness, improve community safety net clinics, and encourage research and training.