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Additional Benefits

A little extra coverage goes a long way

You don’t have to spend a lot to add valuable supplemental benefits for acupuncture, chiropractic, dental, and vision to your employee health care plans.¹

Complementary care

Our complementary care plans — for chiropractic care (alone) and paired with acupuncture — let employees see a chiropractor or acupuncturist without a referral. Visits are in addition to coverage provided in their core plans and are available as contract options to all business and labor groups.2 Check plan details for more information about coverage in your area.


Nearly 30% of adults in the United States use alternative care to complement traditional medicare treatments.

— The Use of Complementary and Alternative Medicine in the United States.
National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, 2008.

Optical plans

Give your employees added coverage they’ll enjoy with a choice of optical plans from Vision Essentials. Plans cover eye exams and medical care from trusted Kaiser Permanente ophthalmologists and optometrists, contact and prescription lenses, and prescription eyeglasses and sunglasses — often available in the same convenient location. Check your plan for details and Vision Essentials Optical Centers in your area.

Dental plans

It’s easy to find a dental plan that’s right for your business. In California, choose from our fee-for-service (FFS) plan offering maximum coverage and greater provider choice. Or, if you’re looking for lower premiums, our preferred provider organization (PPO) plan gives your employees the same quality dental care, but with a smaller network of providers. We also offer an HMO dental plan for California employees.³


97% of surveyed dental members in the Northwest said they would recommend our dental program to their family and friends.

— Press Ganey 2012 patient satisfaction survey (administered by a third party) of services provided through the Kaiser Permanente dental care system. Does not apply to Dental Choice services. PPO providers and facilities, and nonparticipating providers and facilities.

For more information

  • 1

    Additional Benefits benefits vary by group size and region.

  • 2

    The complementary care benefit is sold alongside regular health plans to all business groups as a contract option with an HMO, DHMO, or POS plan. Only HSA chiropractic optional supplemental benefits may be paired with high deductible health plans and health savings accounts.

  • 3

    Our FFS and PPO dental plans are administered by Delta Dental of California and underwritten through Kaiser Permanente Insurance Company (KPIC). The DeltaCare HMO plan is administered and underwritten by Delta Dental of California and is available to California group employees only. All covered services are generally provided by the assigned contracted DeltaDentist with DeltaCare’s HMO.

Some plan options, products, and riders not available in all Kaiser Permanente areas.