Member Participation

Group Health and Kaiser Permanente

Last March, Group Health members voted to approve the resolution that supports Kaiser Permanente's acquisition of Group Health.

This decision came after members, staff, and others from the community were able to learn about the proposed acquisition and discuss the future of Group Health. Information was shared and questions answered through e-mail and mail outreach, Town Hall meetings around the state, dedicated websites, phone inquiries, and a Special Meeting of the Membership.

On Jan. 13, 2017, the Washington State Office of the Insurance Commissioner (OIC) approved the transaction, clearing the way for the transaction to be completed on Feb. 1.

Open Enrollment
The acquisition will not change the plan or benefits Group Health members selectedduring 2016 Open Enrollment, which means you can count on the health care plan, benefits, and the physician you know and trust in 2017.

How to Stay Informed
Information and frequently asked questions about the acquisition are available in a special News and Updates section.

Making a Difference

From medical center, hospice, and Resource Line volunteers to peer instructors for Living Well With Chronic Conditions workshops to the Senior Caucus, our members continue to play an important role in providing outstanding care and service to our patients. Click the Volunteer Opportunities link for more information on how you can get involved.