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2014 Small Group Plans and Services (1-50 Employees)

With new requirements due to health care reform, all plans for small groups in 2014 are new. You'll find the details here that will help make it easy to find a plan similar to the one you've had in the past.

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 5 Group Health Cooperative Core plans, and 4 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 1,100 Group Health Medical Centers doctors at 25 clinics* In network Nearly 1,100 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

You can choose a Gold, Silver, or Bronze plan. All of the plans include the same benefits. What's different is how the costs are shared between the health plan and the member. Gold plans have higher monthly premiums and lower cost shares. Bronze plans have lower monthly premiums and higher cost shares. Silver plans are in the middle.

arrow  Core Plans
Core3 Gold, Core3 Silver, Core Gold, Core Silver, Core Bronze

arrow  Connect Plans
Connect3 Gold, Connect3 Silver, Connect Gold, Connect Silver

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