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Open Enrollment

It's easy to find health care that helps you be at your best. This open enrollment, choose a plan that includes Dignity Health doctors and hospitals.


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It’s important to understand what options are available to you, and how these choices will impact you and your family’s health care coverage in the coming year. 

I am a CalPERS member

Dignity Health is offered through many of the health plans available to CalPERS members. 

I have health insurance through my employer

Ensure the health plan you choose includes Dignity Health. Ask your HR Benefits Manager or learn more.

I buy my own insurance

Get health coverage for your whole family through the Covered California. Click below to learn about available options.

I am eligible for Medicare

Considering a Medicare Advantage plan? Click below or contact your current broker or licensed insurance agent for more information.

How to enroll

With open enrollment coming once a year, you’ll want to make the most of your choices and understand how they’ll impact your family’s health coverage in the coming year.

  1. Select an insurance plan accepted by Dignity Health. 
  2. Find a Dignity Health Primary Care Doctor that meets your needs.
  3. Enroll in your chosen plan based on your employer’s instructions. 

If you have a doctor or group of doctors you have been seeing or would like to see, be sure they are in the health plan's network. Don’t forget to verify if with the insurance plan your doctor is in network.

Why Dignity Health

Dignity Health has been providing compassionate, comprehensive and nationally recognized health care to the Greater Sacramento area for generations. 

Choosing a health insurance plan that connects you to Dignity Health means you’ll have access to over 1,000 primary and specialty care providers across hundreds of locations through our affiliated medical groups - Hill Physicians Medical Group, Mercy Medical Group and Woodland Clinic. 

In addition, selecting a health plan that includes the Dignity Health network provides you with access to other health care services, including 22 urgent care centers, 12 imaging locations, 31 lab locations and 10 outpatient surgery centers. Learn more.

With six hospitals in the area, we offer the highest level of stroke care and one of the largest cardiovascular programs in the state, in addition to exceptional care in other specialties like women’s health, orthopedics, cancer care and more. By bringing together a wide variety of disciplines with a focus on prevention and improved quality of life, we make it easy to find care for any lifestyle. 

Our affiliated Medical Groups

Dignity Health Medical Group - Sierra Nevada’s team of primary care and specialty providers in Grass Valley are dedicated to caring for individuals throughout Nevada County.

Hill Physicians Medical Group, the largest independent physician group in Northern California, offers plenty of choices to keep you healthy, with more than 200 primary care doctors and 450 specialists throughout the Greater Sacramento area.

Mercy Medical Group is recognized by America's Physicians Groups (APG) with “Elite Status” for outstanding quality care, with over 400 providers providing care at 26 medical office buildings throughout the Sacramento region.

Woodland Clinic, also recognized by APG with the highest ranking “Elite Status” designation, includes more than 100 providers and a full range of services at our six locations in Woodland and Davis.

Our hospitals

Dignity Health operates six hospitals in the Greater Sacramento Area — Mercy General Hospital, Mercy Hospital of Folsom, Mercy San Juan Medical Center, Methodist Hospital of Sacramento, Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital and Woodland Memorial Hospital. 

Learn more about our facilities and the services we provide.


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.

Additional resources

Get the latest information or download our brochures for more details on Dignity Health, our Medical Groups or open enrollment.

Dignity Health Brochure

Mercy Medical Group Brochure

Woodland Clinic Brochure

Infographic: How is Dignity Health Connected?

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Frequently asked questions

Open enrollment is a time of year when you can sign up for health insurance. The dates depend on your employer but are generally offered in the fall. Additionally, you may qualify to enroll if you have a qualifying life event, like losing coverage through your employer.


Finding a plan can be a complex process, so we want to make it easy for you to become part of the Dignity Health family. If you still feel lost and are not sure where to start, check out helpful tips for navigating open enrollment.

Dignity Health is not a health insurance company. Dignity Health is a provider network of more than 60,000 caregivers and staff who deliver excellent care to diverse communities in hospitals, physician offices and other types of care centers in 21 states. Headquartered in San Francisco, Dignity Health is the fifth largest health system in the nation and the largest hospital provider in California.

A primary care doctor helps you to manage your health. Common services include regular physical exams, prescribing medications, treating minor illness and injuries, managing chronic conditions, and screenings for common health problems.


Should you need specialized care, your primary care doctor can expertly guide your next steps, and connect you to the right specialist. There are five main types of primary care doctors: Family medicine doctors for the whole family; internal medicine-pediatric doctors for preventing and treating diseases, pediatricians who specialize in children, internal medicine doctors who care for adults, and OB-GYNs for adult women.


Choosing and building a relationship with one of these doctors can help you live a healthy lifestyle based on your individual needs.

It's a good idea to confirm your doctor and your hospital of choice are covered by your new insurance for the upcoming year by checking the insurance website or calling your insurance carrier directly. Do not assume your physician is covered without checking first. Doctors and hospitals may periodically change the insurance they accept.

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 the care you need for any specialists. 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 an out-of-network physician. Whether you are considering an HMO or a PPO, you can check which doctors, medical groups, hospitals, etc. are in the network before you enroll.

A health insurance broker or agent is a person who can help you apply for help to pay for your health insurance and enroll in a health plan. They can make specific recommendations about which plan to enroll in based on your health care needs. They are licensed and regulated by states and typically get payments, or commissions, from health insurers and therefore, consumers do not pay for their services. Dignity Health offers a list of brokers here who provide enrollment assistance over the phone and in person.

*Benefits among health plans and employers vary. Please refer to your health insurance information for details and descriptions of your benefits coverage.

Dignity Health is not a health insurance company. Dignity Health is a provider network of more than 60,000 caregivers and staff who deliver excellent care to diverse communities in hospitals, physician offices and other types of care centers in 21 states. Headquartered in San Francisco, Dignity Health is the fifth largest health system in the nation and the largest hospital provider in California.