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About the Plan

Kern Legacy Network Plus is a self-funded health plan option offered to County of Kern, the Hospital Authority, and special district employees and retirees-under the age of 65.

With “Network Plus”, Kern Legacy provides members with an Exclusive Provider Organization (EPO) modeled health plan with an additional benefit tier known as “Plus” allowing members to make choices when accessing care that aren’t normally offered in a traditional EPO.

At the core of the EPO Network is Kern Medical, one of the County’s local premier teaching hospitals providing a wide variety of services, some of which are not available anywhere else in our community. Kern Medical is not only improving services and making transformations to the inside of the hospital; services are expanding to other Bakersfield locations, making accessing services more convenient.

Kern Legacy “Network Plus” provides expansive benefits without limiting your options or making you pay a higher premium for services you aren’t using.

As of January 1, 2018, there will be a new "Kern Legacy Select" option available to employees, which can be chosen during the upcoming Open Enrollment. This high-deductible plan has no premium for permanent employees, includes free preventative care, and offers some preventative medications for a $10 copay.

General information on the Select Option (PDF)

Provider List (PDF)

Preventive Medication Listing ($10 copay) (PDF)