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Open Enrollment: 2022

Everyone deserves clinical expertise with humankindness. With your choice of doctors and specialists, you'll be surrounded by people who truly care about you and your family's health. This year during Open Enrollment, choose a plan that includes Dignity Health's physicians and hospitals.

Dignity Health in Merced County

Our Services

Mercy Medical Center is an acute care hospital fully accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation and Healthcare Organizations. Our hospital is a certified Primary Stroke Center, has advanced certification for total hip and knee replacements through our orthopedics program, and has an ACoS accredited oncology program at our Mercy UC Davis Cancer Center. Other services offered include a Center for DiabetesBreastfeeding Education CenterFamily Birth CenterFamily Care ClinicsHealth Education CenterHome Carerehabilitation services, and an outpatient surgical and diagnostic center. Mercy Medical Center's open, inviting design provides a positive healing environment where patients enjoy the peace and comfort of private rooms and birthing suites.

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Tips for Navigating Open Enrollment

To make the most of your choices during open enrollment, it’s important to understand what your choices are and what effect these choices have on the health care you and your family will receive in the coming year. We can help.

Frequently Asked Questions

Open Enrollment dates depend on the type of insurance. These are the dates to enroll for coverage in 2021. Additionally, you may qualify to enroll if you have a qualifying life event, like losing coverage through your employer.

    Medicare Advantage: October 15, 2020 - December 7, 2020

    Individual Market: October 15, 2020 - January 15, 2021

You may check with the health plan(s) to determine if the hospital(s) or doctor(s) are in-network with the health plan. If you need a primary care physician (PCP) or are looking for a specialist, we can help:

One type of health insurance is not better than the other, but there are differences. With an HMO plan, you will choose a Primary Care Provider (PCP) who will coordinate any specialty care you may need. Services are all provided through physicians and facilities in the health plan's HMO network. With a PPO, you may also choose a PCP, but you will not need a referral to see another physician. It will usually cost less to see in-network physicians than out-of-network physicians. Whether you are considering an HMO or a PPO, you can determine which doctors, medical groups, hospitals, etc. are in the network before you enroll.