Coverage for Medicare Beneficiaries

Cedars-Sinai has partnered with eHealth to help you find the Medicare insurance coverage that best meets your needs. Speak with a licensed insurance agent or enroll in a plan online.

I'm Eligible for Medicare

Cedars-Sinai has served the needs of Medicare beneficiaries since the program began in 1965. Cedars-Sinai is included in both Original Medicare and Medicare Advantage plans. Coverage also is available for people who have both Medicare and Medi-Cal (dual eligible).

Need help deciding what works best for you? Contact our partners at eHealth by calling 1-844-566-0190 (TTY 711) between Monday - Friday from 5 a.m. to 5 p.m. PST. You can also visit eHealth’s website at This website is an online marketplace where you can research plans and benefits without sharing any personal information. Cedars-Sinai has partnered with eHealth, an independent insurance agency that operates a non-government website and employs licensed insurance agents who can help you understand your coverage options over the phone.

If you have Original Medicare (Part A and/or B), including Medicare supplement insurance (Medigap) plans, you will have coverage for care from Cedars-Sinai and many of our doctors.

  • Part C, also known as Medicare Advantage plan or "MA Plans", is offered by a private insurance company approved by Medicare and typically organized like a Health Maintenance Organization (HMO) or Preferred Provider Organization (PPO) insurance plan.
  • Medicare Advantage bundle both Part A and Part B into one plan. Most of these plans also include Medicare Part D prescription drug coverage.

Cedars-Sinai participates in the following Medicare Advantage plans:

  • Alignment Health Plan
    • AVA (PPO) 007
  • Anthem Blue Cross of California
    • Anthem MediBlue Connect Plus (HMO)
    • Anthem MediBlue Diabetes Care (HMO C-SNP)
    • Anthem MediBlue ESRD Care (HMO C-SNP)
    • Anthem MediBlue Heart Care (HMO C-SNP)
    • Anthem MediBlue Lung Care (HMO C-SNP)
    • Anthem MediBlue StartSmart Plus (HMO)
  • Blue Shield of California (HMO)
    • Blue Shield 65 Plus (HMO)
    • Blue Shield 65 Plus Plan 2 (HMO)
    • Blue Shield AdvantageOptimum Plan (HMO)
    • Blue Shield Balance Plan (HMO)
    • Blue Shield Coordinated Choice Plan (HMO)
    • Blue Shield Inspire (HMO)
    • Blue Shield TotalDual Plan (HMO-DSNP)
    • Blue Shield Vital (HMO)
  • UnitedHealthcare
    • AARP Medicare Advantage Patriot (HMO)
    • AARP Medicare Advantage SecureHorizons Assure (HMO)
    • AARP Medicare Advantage SecureHorizons Focus (HMO)
    • AARP Medicare Advantage SecureHorizons Plan 1 (HMO)
    • AARP Medicare Advantage SecureHorizons Premier (HMO)

If you enroll in an HMO plan, you must choose a primary care doctor in either the Cedars-Sinai Medical Group or Cedars-Sinai Health Associates HMO provider networks and be referred to specialists within these groups.

If you are eligible for both Medicare and Medi-Cal, you should do one of the two following things to ensure coverage for Cedars-Sinai:

  • Opt out of Cal MediConnect; keep Original Medicare; and assign your Medi-Cal benefits to a Los Angeles County contracted health plan for administration of your traditional Medi-Cal benefits, or
  • Enroll in the Cal MediConnect program through Anthem Cal MediConnect (MMP), which is an HMO product.

Information updated November 11, 2021.

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