Group Health Joining Kaiser Permanente: News and Updates
The Proposed Acquisition
Group Health has signed an agreement to be acquired by Kaiser Permanente, a nationally recognized, nonprofit health care leader, and one that shares our values and commitment to putting your health first.
The proposed acquisition is awaiting approval from the Washington State Office of the Insurance Commissioner (OIC). If approved and the transaction is completed, Group Health will become a part of Kaiser Permanente. We don't know the exact date the OIC will make its decision, but we expect it will happen in late 2016 or early 2017.
If the acquisition is completed:
- The Group Health plan you select during 2016 Open Enrollment will not change in 2017.
- You can keep your Group Health doctors.
- You can continue to receive care at the same Group Health locations.
- You will have access to the same hospitals you go to today.
- Kaiser Permanente will make improvements to our clinics, technology, access, and more.
Top Questions and Answers
- Why did Group Health decide to join Kaiser Permanente?
- When will Group Health become Kaiser Permanente?
- How will I be informed about upcoming changes?
- How will joining Kaiser Permanente affect my costs in the future?
For answers to these and other top questions, see our Acquisition Q&A.