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 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)
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.
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January 28, 2010 |
Kaiser Permanente healthcare workers throughout Southern California have voted overwhelmingly to quit the giant Service Employees International Union and join a smaller rival union. The National Labor Relations Board, which tallied secret ballots cast earlier this month, said Tuesday that about 2,000 nurses and healthcare professionals voted more than 6 to 1 in favor of ditching the SEIU. They are affiliating with rival National Union of Healthcare Workers, a breakaway faction. The defeat is a major setback for SEIU, the largest hospital and healthcare workers union in California, with about 150,000 members.
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.
January 3, 2002
Jamie Court's Dec. 28 commentary, "Repair, Don't Merely Bandage, Health Care," makes some important points. However, to believe that high-quality, accessible health care, with all the latest technology, can be provided without an ongoing increase in costs is unrealistic. This is a fact that has been largely ignored by consumer rights groups. Fortunately there is a health care delivery model, pioneered here in California, that has successfully addressed these problems for the past 50 years.