I’m fortunate (for at least one more year) because we get our Kaiser health insurance through my husband’s employer. I like Kaiser and can highly recommend it for those of you who are searching for new insurance options in Norther California.
But I’m not writing this to shill for Kaiser. Instead, I’d like to relay to you the important notice it has on its website:
If you enrolled in a Kaiser Permanente health plan through the Health Insurance Marketplace, thank you for choosing us as your partner in health.
If you applied for a January 1 effective date, you should receive a bill for your first month’s payment in the mail by January 11, if you haven’t received it already. In order for your coverage to be effective as of January 1, 2014, you must pay your first month’s premium no later than January 15, 2014.
Once you receive your bill, you can pay your premium online at kp.org/paypremium or by mail. (If by mail, payment must be postmarked on or before January 15, 2014.)
If you don’t receive your bill by January 11, 2014, please call us at 1-800-759-0584.
We look forward to a long and healthy relationship with you.
Welcome to Kaiser Permanente.
When I read that, it occurs to me that many have chosen, but few have paid. Or maybe I’m just letting suspicion about the administration’s veracity when it reports sign-up numbers color my perceptions.