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Understanding Health Insurance

Find a health insurance plan accepted by Scripps

Find a health insurance plan accepted by Scripps

Where you get your health care matters. For more than 100 years Scripps has been the health system that San Diego turns to for excellence in health care, and still is today. Choosing a health insurance plan for you and your family is a decision that determines where you receive your health care. Scripps doctors and hospitals accept most health insurance plans, including HMO plans.


Learn more below about health insurance to help you make the decision when that time comes, either during the annual open enrollment period, or when you experience a qualifying life event and have the ability to select a new health plan. Health insurance is available through employers, Covered California, Medicare and Medi-Cal. 


Review the health insurance plans accepted by Scripps facilities and medical groups throughout San Diego County including walk-in clinics, urgent care and emergency and trauma centers.


Additionally, our glossary of terms will help you understand common terms associated with health insurance, such as deductible, out-of-pocket maximum and premiums. 

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Insurance through employers

Insurance through employers

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


Health insurance accepted by Scripps

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Covered California

Covered California

Scripps accepts many health plans available through Covered California, the state of California’s health insurance marketplace, for individuals and family qualify to purchase health insurance directly. Insurance brokers can also help you enroll in a plan through Covered California. Scripps accepts several affordable insurance plans available through Covered California.  


Go to Covered California

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Medicare

Medicare

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

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Insurance glossary

Insurance glossary

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


Look up insurance terms