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Kreidler to hold final hearing on proposed Group Health acquisition on Jan. 3

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December 28, 2016

OLYMPIA, Wash. – Washington state Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler will hold the final formal hearing about the proposed acquisition of Group Health Cooperative (GHC) by Kaiser Foundation Health Plan (FHP). Kreidler will hear evidence about the proposal from Kaiser FHP and will consider the recommendations of his staff.

To participate in the hearing:

  • Attend in person: RSVP on Facebook
  • Listen by phone: Call 650-479-3208 and enter access code: 25313049

While the hearing is open to the public, comments will not be accepted. Kreidler gathered public comments about the proposed sale online and in a series of public forums in Seattle, Tacoma and Spokane in June and July 2016.

Kaiser FHP filed its formal application to acquire GHC with Kreidler’s office in March 2016. Find more information about the proposed sale.

Kreidler is expected to make the final decision in January 2017.

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