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Covid-19 Public Health Emergency ending May 11

The Covid-19 Public Health Emergency is ending May 11, 2023. This will result in a few changes to your coverage with your WMHIP-BCBS plan. 

Read about Covid-19 Public Health Emergency Ending and BCBS Coverage Changes.

BCBS Mental Wellness Resources

BCBS Mental Wellness Resource Guide

Health Insurance Plans

The West Michigan Health Insurance Pool (WMHIP) was formed by eight West Michigan school districts that sought to reduce the cost of health insurance for employees and their families while giving them the best coverage possible. Today, WMHIP partners with Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS) to bring affordable health plans to more than 99 school districts.

GRCC offers the following WMHIP 2023 plans for eligible employees:

See How to Register at BCBS Online, the WMHIP Member Handbook and FAQs for more information.

BCBSM Preventive Care Information

BCBSM Preventive Drug Information

Domestic Partner Program

We're proud to offer medical insurance to employees' domestic partners, providing they meet the eligibility requirements. Please contact HR's Maria Belmares Herrera at ;(616) 234-4052 or email for more information.

Health Insurance Rates

BCBS 24/7 Online Visits

The 24/7 Online Health Care tool is convenient, private and secure to meet your medical needs when an appointment with your PCP isn't possible.

Schedule an online visit

Health Coverage Waiver

Employees may elect to Waive Health Insurance Coverage with the required documentation.

WMHIP - Medical Plans and Michigan No-Fault Auto Insurance Reform

You have more options under your automobile insurance policy for personal injury protection! See the  WMHIP - Medical Plans and Michigan No-Fault Auto Insurance Reform.  Employees now need to contact BCBS of Michigan for a verification letter. 

BCBSM Additional Services


We are excited to announce that the Western Michigan Health Insurance Pool is offering Omada®, a digital lifestyle for eligible employees and their family members that can help you lose weight, feel fantastic, and develop long-term healthy habits.

You’ll receive the program at no additional cost—a $650 value—if you or your adult dependents are enrolled in the company medical plan offered through Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan and are at risk for type 2 diabetes.

See if you’re eligible for Omada

Participants in Omada will get:

  • An interactive program to guide your journey
  • A wireless smart scale to monitor your progress
  • Weekly online lessons to empower you
  • A professional Omada health coach to keep you on track
  • A small online group of participant to keep you engaged

Don’t forget to take the 1-minute health screener at to see if you’re eligible for Omada. We’re excited to start the journey toward a healthy lifestyle together with this great program.

Omada FAQ


We are excited to announce Livongo for Diabetes, a new health benefit being offered at no cost to you. The Livongo for Diabetes Program makes living with diabetes easier by providing you with a connected meter, unlimited strips, and coaching.

Eligible Members The program is offered to you and your family members with diabetes covered under the WMHIP medical plan.

Here are some of the benefits of this program:

  • More Than a Standard Meter: The Livongo meter is connected and provides real-time tips and automatically uploads your blood glucose readings, making log books a thing of the past.
  • Unlimited Strips at No Cost to You: Get as many strips and lancets as you need with no hidden costs. When you are about to run out, Livongo ships more supplies, right to your door.
  • Coaching Anytime and Anywhere:The Livongo coaches are Certified Diabetes Educators who are available anytime via phone, text, and our mobile app to give you guidance on your nutrition and lifestyle questions.

To Learn More or Join Livongo

Livongo Flyer


We are continually looking for ways to add programs that will enhance our benefits offering and help maintain and improve your health and the health of your family members. If you have any questions about this program, please visit the Livongo website or call Livongo Member Support at (800) 945-4355 and mention registration code WMHIP.


We're excited to announce our new partnership with diabetes reversal leader, Virta. Start your journey toward better health today! The Pool fully covers the cost of Virta (valued at over $3,000) for you and your eligible family members with type 2 diabetes.  

To Learn More or Join Virta 


2nd.MD is a revolutionary online resource that connects consumers with the nation's leading medical specialists for second opinions. 2nd.MD is a free, confidential service that provides expert medical opinion services for individuals facing a healthcare concern. 

To Learn More or Join 2nd.MD 


Hinge is a virtual exercise therapy clinic available at no cost to WMHIP enrolled employees and their family members searching for joint and muscle pain solutions. Hinge provides those enrolled with a personalized care team able to analyze their movements using their smart phone or tablet, and in turn offers programs, exercises, and resources specific to each member’s needs. These tools help members recover from injuries, prepare for or avoid surgery, and stay pain free.

To Learn More or Join Hinge 


For additional information, please call Debra Davis at (616) 234-4175 or email or contact Maria Belmares Herrera at (616) 234-4052 or email