Billing, Insurance & Payment

Health Care Reform: What does it mean for you and your family?

As you may know, the Affordable Care Act means major changes to the health insurance market, especially for those who do not participate in an employer health care plan. This new law aims to give more individuals and families in the U.S. access to affordable health insurance coverage.

All newly purchased insurance plans are required to cover essential health needs, including emergency care, physician visits, hospitalization, maternity care, pediatric care, and prescriptions. The law also is designed so individuals and families can benefit from sliding-scale financial assistance, which enables most people to get quality health coverage at a reasonable price.

In order to get coverage from Valley Presbyterian Hospital and our contracted physicians under your non-employer provided health insurance, you must already be enrolled in a plan or have elected one during the annual open enrollment period. If the annual open enrollment period for non-employer provided health insurance has ended, you must wait until the next enrollment period to elect participation.

At Valley Presbyterian Hospital, we believe everyone deserves access to affordable health care. We are contracted with many types of insurances including Medicare, Medi-Cal and Covered California plans.