Please forgive me. I’m not on Kaiser so I’m speaking totally from ignorance here. I’ll certainly concede to anybody else on the forum who has more first-hand information. I simply can’t imagine Kaiser not covering insulin pens. And certainly not covering them in preference for insulin pumps! I’m guessing this is born more of confusion & misunderstanding than a real constraint. I encourage you and your cousin to revisit the issue to get greater clarity.
With all of that said some insulins are no longer available in pen form. And some insulins are now only available in throw-away one-time-use plastic flexpens. As noted in another thread about insulin pens I’m having to change my tried-and-true insulin strategies to accommodate these changes. So Kaiser might be changing their coverage of select types and kinds of pens. But I can almost assure you some insulin pens are still available under their coverage. (Previous caveat applies.) I look forward to being corrected if I am wrong. TIA.
Wishing you & your cousin the very best.