December 10, 2013 |
Healthcare giant Kaiser Permanente has notified about 49,000 patients of a privacy breach at its Anaheim Medical Center. Kaiser said a computer flash drive was reported missing Sept. 25 inside the hospital's nuclear medicine department. The storage drive included patient names, date of birth, their medical record number and the type and amount of a specific medication. The files didn't contain Social Security numbers or financial information, the company said. "Kaiser Permanente takes the protection of our members' personal and health information seriously, and we apologize for this occurrence," said Kaiser spokeswoman Peggy Hinz.
January 15, 2014 |
Amid further delays for consumers, California's two largest health insurers extended payment deadlines once more for people who signed up for Jan. 1 coverage through the Covered California exchange. Anthem Blue Cross, a unit of industry giant WellPoint Inc., said it is giving new enrollees until Jan. 31 to pay their first month's premium. Kaiser Permanente, the state's largest HMO, extended the deadline to Jan. 22. Wednesday remains the official deadline for other policies purchased through the Covered California exchange, but its 11 insurers are free to grant extra time, and customers are urged to check with their specific health plan.
June 18, 2012 |
Kaiser Permanente, California's largest nonprofit health plan, ranked highest in employer satisfaction nationwide in the latest J.D. Power and Associates study. The study, now in its third year, asked employers about service, benefit design, problem resolution, cost and other measures. Kaiser led all fully insured plans with a score of 716 out of 1,000 total points. Aetna Inc. scored highest for employer self-funded plans with 680 points. In the fully insured category, two of the industry's biggest companies - UnitedHealthcare and WellPoint - scored below average.
October 5, 2012 |
The longtime chairman and chief executive of Kaiser Permanente, George Halvorson, plans to retire in December 2013, and the nonprofit health system is searching for a new leader. Halvorson, 65, helped build the Oakland company into the nation's largest nonprofit insurer and hospital system, with more than 9 million customers and nearly $50 billion in annual revenue. It employs 17,000 physicians nationwide. Kaiser is the largest health maintenance organization in California with about 6.6 million members.
October 21, 2013 |
Some of the top employers looking to hire in Los Angeles include fast-food chain McDonald's and healthcare provider Kaiser Permanente. That's according to a new report from job site SimplyHired.com, which took a look at the companies posting the most job openings in cities around the country. In Los Angeles, McDonald's currently has about 1,600 jobs open in the city, while Kaiser Permanente has about 1,500 positions available. 24 Hour Fitness (1,200), USC (900) and Citigroup (775)
November 12, 1995
More than 13,700 Kaiser Permanente workers rejected a final contract offer Saturday and authorized a strike if labor negotiations fail to reach an agreement. Members of the Health Care Workers Union Local 250 voted by 96% to reject the offer during 10 days of secret balloting that were tallied Saturday. Kaiser spokeswoman Kathy Blackburn said the next step will be for a mediator who has been involved in the talks to decide whether to call the two sides back.