OIC approves Kaiser Permanente acquisition of Group Health

We are pleased to announce that the Washington State Office of the Insurance Commissioner (OIC) has completed its review and has provided approval of the acquisition of Group Health by Kaiser Permanente.

For details about the decision, read the press release.

The OIC decision marks a major milestone in the acquisition process. In the following weeks we will take the additional necessary actions in anticipation of closing on Feb. 1, 2017. Until the acquisition closes, Group Health and Kaiser Permanente remain two separate organizations.

Beginning in early March, you’ll start to see the Kaiser Permanente name in our facilities, online, and in other materials, and members will receive a welcome letter from Kaiser Permanente and a new Kaiser Permanente ID card.

We will continue to work with you to help ensure a smooth transition as we enter into this exciting new chapter as Kaiser Permanente.