Small Groups


Video Series Features Small Employers

Group Health has 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 like you, and their employees.
Small employers video series

1. Determine Whether You Will Offer 1 or 2 Plans

For groups with 10–50 employees, any 2 of our plans can be combined, including 6 Group Health Cooperative Core plans, and 3 Group Health Options, Inc. Connect plans.

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.

2. Decide Which Provider Network to Offer

Core Plans/Group Health Connect Plans/Alliant Plus
These plans are the most cost effective option offering access to: These plans offer the most choice, giving members access to:
In network Nearly 1,000 Group Health Medical Centers doctors at 25 clinics* In network Nearly 1,000 Group Health Medical Centers doctors at 25 clinics*
In network More than 9,000 providers in our service area* In network 450 Virginia Mason doctors at 8 clinics*

In network In Network

Out of network Out of Network

In network Nearly 400 The Everett Clinic doctors at 16 clinics*
In network More than 9,000 providers in our service area*
Out of network First Choice Health.  Out-of-network care at discounted costs with more than 50,000 regional doctors in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Alaska, and Montana
Out of network First Health Network. Out-of-network care at discounted costs with more than 590,000 doctors nationwide (outside of Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Alaska, and Montana)
Out of network Any licensed provider. Out-of-network care without any discounts from any licensed provider in the U.S.

3. Choose Your Coverage Level

All of our small group plans include the same benefits. What's different are the monthly premiums versus the member's cost shares. As premium costs go up for different metal levels, cost shares go down, so it's important to consider how much your employees tend to use health care services in deciding what plan or plans to offer.

In addition to overall plan differences between metal levels, we're offering Core Plus plans at the Silver, Gold, and Platinum levels in which the deductible does not apply to the first three office visits per calendar year—either primary care or specialty care. Similarly, the deductible does not apply to the first three in-network primary care office visits per calendar year in the Connect3 Silver and Connect3 Gold plans.

arrow  2015 Core Plans
Core Bronze HSA, Core Silver, Core Gold, Core Plus Silver, Core Plus Gold, Core Plus Platinum

arrow  2015 Connect Plans
Connect Bronze HSA, Connect3 Silver, Connect3 Gold

Optional Adult Dental Plan

Our new, optional adult dental plan is offered by Group Health Options, Inc. and is available to members and their dependents aged 19 and older. It's administered by United Concordia (UCD) and features UCD's Advantage Plus network.
Adult Dental Summary of Benefits (PDF)

Pediatric Dental Benefit

Pediatric dental coverage for children up to age 19 is automatically included when your employees enroll in a Small Business Group plan offered by Group Health Cooperative or Group Health Options, Inc. Our pediatric dental benefits are administered by United Concordia Dental (UCD) and use the UCD Advantage Plus dental provider network. Coverage varies depending on which medical plan your employees enroll in.
Pediatric Dental Summary of Benefits (PDF)

The Core plan network, also known as the Group Health plan network, is offered by Group Health Cooperative. The Connect plan network, also known as the Alliant Plus plan network, is offered by Group Health Options, Inc.

*Source: OIC Provider Network Form A