Public forums scheduled on proposed Group Health acquisition
OLYMPIA, Wash. –The first of three public forums on the proposed acquisition of Washington-based Group Health Cooperative by Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Inc. (Kaiser) of California is scheduled for June 15 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Hotel Murano in Tacoma.
Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler invites all Group Health and Kaiser policyholders and the general public to attend and provide their comments on the proposal. All comments will become part of the public record and will be considered in his final decision.
Kaiser’s formal application to acquire Group Health included a public summary (PDF, 119KB) of the proposal. However, the full application is confidential until Kreidler’s review is complete. Once the formal adjudicative hearing is scheduled, all of portions of the application that are not confidential will be made public.
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