The Proposed Acquisition
We've signed an agreement to be acquired by Kaiser Permanente, a nationally recognized, nonprofit health care leader, and one that shares our values and focus on members' total health.
To create our shared future, we are in the midst of an approval process. This past March, Group Health members voted to approve the resolution that supports Kaiser Permanente's acquisition of Group Health. The next steps in the process involve regulatory reviews, including Washington's Office of the Insurance Commissioner, which will take some time to complete.
The Proposed Acquisition and 2016 Open Enrollment
If approved, Kaiser Permanente and Group Health will join forces to make high-quality affordable care and coverage available to even more people. The proposed acquisition will not change the plan or benefits Group Health members select during 2016 Open Enrollment, which means you can count on the health care plan, benefits, and the physician you know and trust in 2017. You can also look forward to improvements and resources focused on serving the people of Washington and creating healthier communities across the state.
Visit the "Member Details" section of the Q&A: Group Health Joining Kaiser Permanente for additional frequency asked questions regarding 2016 Open Enrollment.
We know you probably have questions. The resources below provide more information and help clarify the next steps of the process.
Updated Sept. 2. Check back frequently for the latest answers to your questions about the pending acquisition by Kaiser Permanente.Read the FAQs
Find out what community leaders, doctors, and others have to say about this proposed change.Find out more
Read the position statement from the Group Health Board of Trustees, explaining why they support this acquisition.Read the statement
GHCF could transform our region by driving health policy, delivery, resources, and research forward.Learn about GHCF
This is an unprecedented opportunity to advance Group Health's legacy —one that expands our nation-leading approach to care by tapping Kaiser Permanente's exceptional resources, superior quality, and reach. Watch this short video to hear directly from senior leadership on why they support this acquisition.