2017 Small Group Plans (1-50 Employees)


Small Business Profiles and Videos

Group Health has small business profiles and a video series for employers who want to better understand the value of offering a health plan. In this series, you'll hear directly from small employers and their employees.
Small employer profiles and videos

1. Learn About Our Plans

Our 2017 choice-driven Access PPO plans combined with our value-driven Core network plans give your employees the options they need to find the right solution. We've got 16 options for small groups of every size, from 1 to 50.
Note: Federal regulations require that in order to offer a small group medical coverage, the group must have at least one common law employee on payroll. Sole proprietors and their spouses with no employees, and self-employed individuals and their spouses are not eligible to purchase or renew small group coverage.

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2. Determine Whether You Will Offer 1 or 2 Plans

To offer two plans:

  • Group must have at least 10 employees.
  • Any combination of Core network and Access PPO plans is available.
  • Groups with 10-24 employees must have at least 3 employees enrolled in each plan.
  • Groups with 25-50 employees must have at least 5 employees enrolled in each plan.

3. Decide Which Provider Network to Offer

Core Access PPO
Thousands of quality providers and facilities, including: Hundreds of thousands of providers and facilities nationwide, including:
More than 1,000 providers* at Group Health Medical Centers Group Health Medical Centers clinics and pharmacies
25 Group Health Medical Centers clinics and pharmacies Most providers and designated pharmacies in our service area, including UW Medicine, Swedish Physicians, MultiCare, CHI Franciscan, PeaceHealth, Providence, and more
More than 9,000 additional network providers and facilities First Choice Health network providers for Oregon, Alaska, Montana, Idaho, and Washington
  First Health Network providers for all other states in the United States
  OptumRx network pharmacies

Read the Access PPO FAQ (PDF)

*OIC Provider Network Form A

4. Choose the Right Coverage Level

All our plans include the same benefits. The main differences are seen in the monthly premiums versus the member's cost shares.

Levels Bronze Silver Gold Platinum
Monthly premium $ $$ $$$ $$$$
Cost to members when they get care (Copays, deductible, coinsurance) $$$$ $$$ $$ $

5. Consider Dental Coverage

We work with Delta Dental of Washington to offer your employees dental coverage when paired with one of our 2017 medical plans. There are two optional plans to select from—Basic and Standard—that include coverage for your employees and their families.

If your employees choose to purchase either of these Delta Dental plans, both plans fulfill the federal mandate to provide pediatric coverage for members up to age 19. If not,  the employee's medical plan will automatically be paired with a pediatric-only dental plan offered by Delta Dental.
Adult/Family Dental Summary of Benefits (PDF)
Pediatric-Only Dental Summary of Benefits (PDF)