Group Health takes steps to join
Kaiser Permanente

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.

You can continue to rely on outstanding physicians and care teams, and you can also look forward to improvements and financial advantages that come from being part of the larger Kaiser Permanente organization. Together we can better serve our members and mission for years to come.

To create this strong future, we are in the midst of the approval process. Following a positive membership advisory vote in January and endorsements by SEIU Healthcare NW 1199, SEIU 775, the Group Health Senior Caucus, and more than 1,000 Group Health physicians, our voting members formally approved the resolution supporting this proposal in March. You can view the results here.

The next steps in the process involve regulatory reviews, including Washington’s Office of the Insurance Commissioner, which will take some time to complete.

See the final vote results


We know you probably have questions. The resources below provide more information, help clarify the process that will take place, and explain the role our voting members play in the decision.

The latest FAQ

Check back frequently for the latest answers to your questions about your care and coverage, the future of Group Health, and Kaiser Permanente.

Read the FAQs

What people are saying

Find out what community leaders, doctors, and others have to say about this proposed change.

Find out more

Board statement

Read the position statement from the Group Health Board of Trustees, explaining why they support this acquisition.

Read the statement

Group Health Community Foundation

GHCF could transform our region by driving health policy, delivery, resources, and research forward.

Learn about GHCF


Message from our leaders

This is an unprecedented opportunity to advance Group Health's legacy —one that expands our nation-leading approach to care by tapping Kaiser's exceptional resources, superior quality, and reach. Watch this short video to hear directly from senior leadership on why they support this acquisition.

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