Understanding Health Insurance

Find a health insurance plan accepted by Scripps

Find a health insurance plan accepted by Scripps

We understand that choosing the best health insurance plan for you and your family can be overwhelming. Learn more below about health insurance to help clear up the confusion. Find out what common terms mean, such as deductible, out-of-pocket maximum and premiums, and where you might be able to purchase insurance. Health insurance is available through employers, Covered California, Medicare and Medicaid (Medi-Cal in California). If you have lost your health insurance due to COVID-19, now is the time to research your options.


Review health insurance plans accepted by Scripps to have access to physicians throughout San Diego County including walk-in clinics, urgent care and emergency and trauma care at our hospitals.

Insurance through employers

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Insurance through employers

Employers offer an open enrollment period every year during which employees may elect or make changes to their health coverage. Qualifying events, such as birth of a child, may trigger a special enrollment period for you any time of the year. 


Health insurance accepted by Scripps

Covered California and brokers

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Covered California and brokers

Scripps accepts many health plans available through Covered California. You also have the option to enroll in an individual or family plan through a health insurance broker. 


Go to Covered California

Medicare plans

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Medicare plans

Scripps accepts Medicare, including Medicare Advantage and Medicare supplemental plans. Learn more about your Medicare enrollment options and get answers to frequently asked questions.


Get Medicare enrollment information

Insurance glossary

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Insurance glossary

Check out our glossary of common health insurance terms to help you pick the best coverage for your situation. 


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