Employer-sponsored health insurance plans
If you are reviewing your employer’s health plan options during open enrollment you know that choosing the right plan is a big decision. Having a doctor you know and trust is key to maintaining your health and with dozens of physicians and multiple locations throughout the Greater Sacramento area, it's easy to find a doctor close by. We also offer virtual visits online appointment scheduling, same day appointments and more. This open enrollment, be sure your plan includes Dignity Health physicians and hospitals.
How to enroll
- Review the plans offered by your employer and check to make sure they are accepted by Dignity Health. (see below)
- Find a Dignity Health primary care physician (PCP) that meets your needs.
- Enroll in your chosen plan based on your employer's instructions.
Dignity Health is proud to be offered through these health plans and provider networks*:
- Anthem Blue Cross
- Blue Shield
- Coventry/First Health
- Health Net
- Networks by Design
- Western Health Advantage
Learn more about the plans we accept
*Benefits among health plans and employers vary. Please refer to your health insurance information for details and descriptions of your benefits coverage.
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With Dignity Health, you get access to the largest hospital system in the region—all nationally recognized by leading health care authorities. And, our affiliated physicians are dedicated to providing high-quality, compassionate care through our wide range of medical services
Still need help navigating Open Enrollment?
To make the most of your choices during open enrollment, it’s important to understand what your options are available and what effect your selections have on the health care you and your family will receive in the coming year.
Here are a few tips to help you understand options available to you, and what you should consider when signing up for your health plan.
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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.
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.
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. Always be sure to verify with the insurance plan that your doctor is in-network.
Since health plan and network information may change, we recommend confirming your choice is available in your area by contacting the health plan's customer service number listed on its website.