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Kaiser Permanente Medical HMO

Willamette University offers a HMO medical insurance plan through the Kaiser Permanente. With this plan, you must receive all of your care through an integrated system of Kaiser participating physicians, hospitals and other healthcare providers.


Each family member on your plan can choose his or her own primary care physician (PCP) to manage your health care, including referrals to specialists. You may self-refer to another Kaiser physician for routine and preventive care, well baby visits or OB/Gyn care. If you’d like a second opinion, you can ask to see another Kaiser physician. You may change your Kaiser physician at any time for any reason. Kaiser offers 5 hospitals and 44 medical offices and other outpatient facilities in the Northwest region to choose from. Some centers serve as after-hours care centers, where participants with urgent medical problems may be seen when regular medical centers are closed. To participate in this plan you must live in one of the zip code service areas served by this HMO. Most services are covered at 100% after you pay your required copayment which will help you to have clear upfront costs. Please refer to your Kaiser Evidence of Coverage for a detailed list of this plan's services, exclusions and limitations.

Prescription Benefits

  • When you enroll in the Kaiser HMO, you automatically receive prescription drug coverage.
  • To save money, request that your doctor write your prescriptions for “generic” drugs whenever possible.
  • Generic drugs are often the therapeutic equivalent of their brand-name counterparts, but cost significantly less.
  • Also, women's generic prescription contraceptives are covered with a $0 co-pay to comply with requirements of the Affordable Care Act.
  • Kaiser covers prescription drugs with a $20/$40/$60 copayment for prescriptions purchased at a Kaiser center and a $40/$80/$120 copayment for prescriptions purchased through mail order pharmacy for a 90-day supply.

Vision Benefits

  • Vision and eye health are key components of overall health and quality of life.
  • We support your efforts to maintain good vision health.
  • Your vision care is covered under your medical plan and will pay for one eye examination every 12 months and your plan provides an allowance for eyeglass lenses and frames, or contact lenses.

Acupuncture, Chiropractic, Naturopathic, and Massage Therapy

  • To help you achieve total health, your plan also includes alternative care benefits.
  • For your convenience, no referral is required and you are free to choose from more than 700 qualified and credentialed complementary and alternative medicine providers.
  • Choose your alternative care provider at and call the provider you select to schedule an appointment at a time that works for you.

Online Resources for Kaiser Members

Learn how to see your lab results, access your medical records, make and review future doctor's appointments, check immunizations and contact your physician—online! Through Kaiser's My Health Manager program Kaiser members have access to a host of online resources at no extra cost.  Find out more.

Benefits Eligibility

Available to employees who work at least 60% of a full-time schedule annually.

Contact Information

  • Phone: 503-813-2000 (local), 800-813-2000 (out of area)
  • Group #: 02014
  • Visit Website
Willamette University

Human Resources

University Services Building
Willamette University
900 State Street
Salem Oregon 97301 U.S.A.
503-370-6210 voice
503-370-6570 fax