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#Cedars Sinai Health Insurance Accepted Campus

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Medicare A & B & Medi Gap Plans
What Health Insurance is Accepted by Cedars Sinai

Cedar’s Sinai accepts Traditional or original Medicare (Part A and/or B), including Medicare supplement insurance (Medigap) plans, you will have coverage for care from Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Marina Del Rey Hospital and many of our doctors.

Cedars-Sinai is 2nd in nation, UCLA Medical Center tied for 5th in US News hospital rankings The hospitals are also No. 1 and 2 in both LA and across California

Medicare Advantage (Part C)  Cedars Sinai

Medicare Advantage or a Medicare Health plan, is purchased from a private insurance company and typically organized like an HMO or PPO insurance plan.

Cedars-Sinai participates Plans Accepted   in the following Medicare Health  #Advantage plans:

We can help you enroll, no extra charge for our services.

Email us [email protected] to verify the plans or use the provider finders on our Blue Shield and Blue Cross pages For UHC Get more information , we can help you enroll, no additional charge.

Of course, with a Medi Gap plan, you can go to ANY MD or hospital that accepts Medicare.  Double check here, by using the tool on your right.



How to go about #Picking a HMO or PPO Primary Care Physician PCP – MD

PPO members for all Covered CA plans and maybe all? plans will now have a central point of contact PCP – Primary Care Physician, in the health system for receiving long-term, comprehensive, coordinated care for most health needs. PPO members are able to switch PCPs at any time. There is no action for members to take. Blue Shield will provide additional details on this new feature in the coming weeks.

Members of non-grandfathered PPO plans will continue to have the freedom to choose specialists and other providers – without referrals inside or outside the network – as they do now.


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What Medicare Advantage Plan can I get that #UCLA will Accept? 

UCLA Medical Center

UCLA’s Insurance’s Accepted webpage!

Medicare Advantage HMOs:

Individual & Family Plans UCLA Webpage

Blue Shield  Exclusive PPO Provider Finder

Employer Group Plans


UCLA Health doctors and differences in accepted health insurance*

Certain UCLA Health doctors may not accept the same insurance plans that our hospitals do. (Find a provider at UCLA Health.)

Please call the UCLA Health referral line at 800-UCLA-MD1 (800-825-2631) for the latest updates on which insurance a particular doctor may accept.

Blue Cross Removes UC Hospitals From EPO Health Plans

UC Davis Medical Center, UC San Francisco Medical Center and Children’s Hospital, along with Benioff Children’s Hospital in Oakland are no longer part of their Pathway EPO network as January 1, 2022  Learn More – Insure Me Kevin.com

Steve explains how to navigate the UCLA Section

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steve explains this page on ucla


What are the co-pays in the UCLA and Cedars-Sinai medicare Advantage programs?

Please use the menu above and check out Blue Shield and Blue Cross, two separate companies in CA.  For UHC United Health Care send an email [email protected] and include your Zip Code and we will send you the materials.

I am on SCAN currently and it’s not meeting my needs.

I want a low cost supplemental plan that covers me for the UCLA medical group.
Oct 15th is when my plan expires.


When you say supplement, I presume you mean Medi Gap, where you can go to any doctor or facility that accepts Medicare, right? All Medi Gap plans would pay for UCLA.

If I understand you correctly, your plan with SCAN expires 12.31.2019. October 15th is when you can pick a new Medicare Advantage plan.

See menu above for our  page for Blue Cross Medi Gap and Blue Shield Medi Gap, rates & benefits are there.  Email us for UHC information

Click here to get quotes for Medi Gap Plans


If so how do I find a Doctor .

I can pay for what Medicare doesn’t cover


I am 70 years, one eye completely blind,

I was with AARP, till last December 2016,, but Beginning January 1, 2017 , they have dis enrolled me.

I make $855. From SSI Supplemental Security Income – Benefits and my husband who is enrolled with Kaiser gets $1045. Per month

This January I went to see my doctor and was surprised to be billed $495. Which is the 20 % That I need to pay….

Is there any place I can enroll for membership.

I’ll appreciate any advice

You have Medi-Cal don’t you as it’s automatic with SSI, right? So, that would allow Medi-Cal to pay the 20% wouldn’t it?

That might give you issues with Medi-Medi where Medi-Cal enrolls you in a Medicare Advantage plan themselves, but there are ways to get out of it.

If you do have Medi-Cal, that allows you to enroll in a Medicare Advantage Plan throughout the year, not just during Open Enrollment.

So, the questions are:

What Medicare Advantage plan did you want to enroll in?
…It appears SCAN is the only plan UCLA takes from looking at their website. I don’t represent SCAN but can refer you to a friendly agent who does.

Did you submit the bill to Medi-Cal?

Is UCLA a Medi-Cal provider?

We found out that you can also apply for UCLA doctors through the ACO program – also know as Medicare Shared Savings Plan (MSSP). Here’s a UCLA link for information:


Thank you very much for posting. Here’s more on the Shared Savings Program from CMS.Gov Section 3022 of ACA I wonder how many people that want to repeal Obamacare even know this is part of it? Here’s information on Blue Shield’s ACO for under 65. Use the menu above and check out Medi-Gap – Supplement plans.

Health Care Partners – #OPTUM Insurance Accepted 

MAPD Medicare Advantage Plans
Accepted & Available from Steve Shorr Insurance


Original Medicare Parts A – Hospital and B Doctor Visits and

Medicare Supplements – Medi Gap:

Under 65 Individual Accepted Plans
On Optum Website


Covered California Plans
Generally same network as Direct or Off Exchange

Blue Cross HMO
LA County ONLY

If you have any questions about the specific Insurance Company above, please ask on their webpage, use link above to go there.


Employer Group Plans

Our Web pages for Carriers – Companies

Health Care Partners – Optum

 Patient ONLINE Portal – POP

  • View your lab test results
  • Make appointments with your providers
  • Request medication refills
  • Send a secured message to your doctor’s office
  • Register a loved one for a proxy account
  • Pay your HealthCare Partners bill
  • FAQ on changes from Davita & Health Care Partners to Optum
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6 comments on “Cedar’s Sinai – Thipa – Optum – UCLA – stanford Insurance Plans Accepted

    • You might check with the doctor or his IPA Medical Groups website.

      Then double check on the Insurance Companies Provider Finder.


      Blue Cross

      Blue Shield

      Our Quote Engines Provider Finder for ALL Companies

      Covered CA also has a tool… but I personally don’t like it. It forces you to get a quote first and it doesn’t save…

      See above on the website and below on our FAQ’s for details and video’s how to use each Insurance Companies provider finder.

      If you are getting your coverage from us, just tell us what MD’s you want and we can research it for you.

  1. I wanted to know if Cedars-Sinai Medical Group accepts Anthem Blue Cross.

    We have been with our pediatrician for some time and I’d like to continue with her, Dr. Kyle Monk.

  2. I just was informed that my Health Net insurance coverage issued by Los Angeles Unified School District will not enable me to continue with the Cedars Sinai Medical Associates that I’ve been covered under.

    Do you know if there is a way to continue this coverage using Anthem Blue Cross HMO or EPO with some type of supplemental insurance coverage that isn’t prohibitive cost wise?

    • Here’s information we have for CalSTRS and LAUSD Retirement Plans.

      Blue Cross HMO & EPO are other options one can pick from on LAUSD Open Enrollment.

      One would need to double check that Cedars Sinai is covered by those plans. You’ll find Blue Cross’s Provider Finder on my webpage here.

      The first, initial response from LAUSD is that you can only change if you have a Major Life Event, due to IRS rules.

      Major Life Events/Actions
      • Begins/ends full-time employment
      • Begins retirement
      • Marriage, divorce or death of a spouse
      • Birth or adoption
      • Death of a covered child
      • Spouse gains/or loses employer health plan eligibility
      • Spouse loses employment
      • Gains/loses eligibility for Medicare
      • Employee/retiree or dependent moves in or out of plan’s service area

      We might look into if you could qualify under SB 133 AB 369 Continuity of Care? Are you being treated for a chronic, acute or terminal illness? You may answer privately – email us at [email protected] or just reply below and don’t put in your name.

      This might also qualify as a special enrollment into an individual plan? Group Plans might have something similar, I’d have to research.

      Here’s the contact page for LAUSD benefits administration.

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