Update About KPS Transition into GHO
KPS is transitioning its business and operations into Group Health Options, Inc. (GHO) at the end of 2015.
Both KPS and GHO are subsidiaries of Group Health Cooperative and share a commitment to providing high-quality choice plans and service. Combining the two companies into one will streamline health plan administration work, enhance member access, help keep costs in check, and better serve members for the long term.
We have received approval from regulators for the transition, thus members and providers will start seeing communications from GHO.
KPS members will not experience a change to their KPS health plan for the remainder of their current plan year.
KPS offers preferred provider organization (PPO) plans to employers, a Federal Employee Health Benefits Program and Medicare Supplement plans. KPS currently serves approximately 23,000 members throughout the state of Washington, with a significant percentage of members in Kitsap, Mason, Jefferson and Clallam counties.
KPS has mailed notifications to its providers and members to inform them of the transition.
Need help? Go to Frequently Asked Questions or call KPS Customer Service at 800-552-7114.
For media inquiries about the transition, please call Selena Davis in External Relations at 253-383-6271.
Starting January 1, 2016, to access your personal online services with GHO on MyGroupHealth, register at ghc.org/getstarted. Once you've signed up, you'll have 24/7 access to personal online services so you can check your health coverage, review claims, and order prescription refills. You can also schedule appointments,
e-mail your doctor, view lab results, and see your online medical record when you receive care at GH Medical Centers.
Please note: You will continue to have access to MyKPS for 2015 personal online services until June 2016.
If you need help getting started, or prefer to receive a printed member guide, call Customer Service toll free at 1-888-901-4636 (Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.) and we’ll be happy to assist you.