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 acquisition has been approved by the Washington State Office of the Insurance Commissioner. Group Health and Kaiser Permanente are taking the last necessary actions to complete the transaction. We anticipate these steps will take several weeks and the acquisition will be complete in February, at which point Group Health will become part of Kaiser Permanente.
After 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
- When will Group Health become Kaiser Permanente?
- Why did Group Health decide to join 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.