Posted on behalf of Sheryl Gordon
Kaiser Permanente’s acquisition of Group Health Cooperative became final February 1, and with that, Group Health is now part of the largest integrated health system in the nation. While Group Health will now be part of Kaiser Permanente, it’s important to remember:
- The plan you’ve selected won’t change. Your premiums, benefits, and costs will stay the same in 2017. So will your member number.
- You can keep your doctors. You and your family will continue to receive care from the doctors and care teams you count on.
- You can still get care at the locations you visit now. The name on the buildings will change, but the same convenient clinics — with doctors’ offices, lab, pharmacy, and X-ray usually under one roof — will continue to serve you. The same goes for online services, including the mobile app, your electronic health record and secure messaging with your doctor.
Group Health members can expect to receive a letter from Kaiser Permanente in March with new ID cards (but with the same member number). Your existing Group Health card is still valid; continue to use it until you receive your new Kaiser card.
Sheryl F. Gordon