Kaiser is an HMO (Health Maintenance Organization) with a closed network of providers. 

Compare Kaiser's costs and benefits with other UC plans.

Existing Members: For more about your plan, call Kaiser at 800-464-4000, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week (closed holidays). For TTY service, call 711. Spanish: 800-788-0616; Chinese dialects: 800-757-7585

Prospective Members: To learn more about benefits and coverage, specialty care, and how to enroll, call a pre-enrollment specialist today at 800-324-9208, Mon-Fri, 7 a.m.-6 p.m. PST.

How the plan works

  • You choose a primary care physician (PCP) from Kaiser’s network.
  • The PCP coordinates your care and refers you to specialists.
  • The plan covers the cost of services only when your primary care physician authorizes it.
  • Kaiser provides coverage for services outside of the network only in cases of emergency.
  • Behavioral health benefits are provided by Kaiser and Optum.

Best fit for you if:

  • You want low monthly premiums
  • You want low, predictable out-of-pocket costs
  • You like having one doctor manage your care
  • You are happy with the selection of providers within the Kaiser system

Monthly plan costs for faculty and staff in 2021

Retiree plan costs chart »

Pay Band
(full-time salary rate)
Self Self +
Self +
$59,000 and under $24.97 $44.95 $54.69 $74.64
$59,001–$118,000 $63.15 $113.67 $141.85 $192.35
$118,001–$176,000 $102.33 $184.19 $219.96 $301.80
$176,001 and above $142.90 $257.22 $300.89 $415.18
Rates for union-represented employees are subject to ongoing collective bargaining as appropriate.

Typical out-of-pocket costs

  • Office visits/Urgent care: $20
  • Emergency room visits: $75
  • Hospital stay: $250
  • Prescription drugs: $5, generic; $25, brand name