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Old 05-13-2011, 07:01 PM   #21
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My recollection is that for out of area care they simply require that you contact them as soon as possible so that they can evaluate alternatives, e.g. moving you to a Kaiser facility if possible.
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Kaiser has a maximum BMI number they will accept. If you are joining within a group plan that might not be an issue. Or maybe you are within acceptable range.
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Kaiser has a maximum BMI number they will accept. If you are joining within a group plan that might not be an issue. Or maybe you are within acceptable range.
Please elaborate. What's a "maximum BMI number? Thanks.
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Please elaborate. What's a "maximum BMI number? Thanks.
Body mass index. Doesn't apply to group, only to individual insurance. Every company has a BMI or height/weight limit for individual, not just Kaiser.
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Body mass index. Doesn't apply to group, only to individual insurance. Every company has a BMI or height/weight limit for individual, not just Kaiser.
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Ended up going with Blue Cross. Kaiser would have been nearly $900 more per year. We're in a retiree group plan, but pay full price. We looked at co-pays, costs for meds, etc. and it's just not worth it for us.

In researching this, I was impressed with many things with Kaiser. We have two huge Kaiser facilities within 10 miles so it would be easy to receive service from them. I like the "one stop shop" convenience of how they run the medical business.
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