WSR 00-21-115

OFFICE OF THE

INSURANCE COMMISSIONER

[ Filed October 18, 2000, 10:48 a.m. ]

Options Health Care, Inc. and Group Health-Virginia Mason Alliance, Inc. (Alliant Health Plan), each a subsidiary of Group Health Cooperative of Puget Sound, have asked for approval from the Office of the Insurance Commissioner to merge into a company, Group Health Options, Inc. It will continue to be a subsidiary of Group Health Cooperative of Puget Sound.

The commissioner is considering the request for approval of this merger and seeks public comment. Those wishing to comment on the proposed merger may do so by submitting their comments in writing to James E. Tompkins, Assistant Deputy Commissioner, Office of the Insurance Commissioner, P.O. Box 40259, Olympia, WA 98504-0259.

The comments must be received by 5:00 p.m., Wednesday November 15, 2000.

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