Kaiser Permanente Plans to Acquire Geisinger, Launch New Value-Based Initiative
Kaiser Permanente unveiled plans to acquire Geisinger Health and make it the first member of a new value-based nonprofit health organization called Risant Health, if the deal gains regulatory approval.
Kaiser Permanente’s health insurance products cover more than 11 million people in eight states and the District of Columbia, according to AIS’s Directory of Health Plans. Combined, Kaiser’s seven regional managed care plans form the largest provider-sponsored insurer, enrolling 28.1% of all provider-sponsored lives. It is the largest insurer in the commercial risk market, with over 9 million members. It also ranks as the fifth-largest Medicare Advantage health plan in the nation.