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Group Health Joining Kaiser Permanente

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 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

For answers to these and other top questions, see our Acquisition Q&A.