Cigna and Dignity Health (Common Spirit Health) continue to negotiate a renewal, while their current contract ended January 1, 2020. This means Dignity Health providers in California and Nevada are no longer in-network for Cigna’s Open Access Plus (OAP) plans. There are some temporary continuation of coverage accommodations for patients in active treatment for certain health conditions. Notable Dignity Health providers in the San Francisco Bay Area:

  • St. Francis hospital (San Francisco)
  • St. Mary’s hospital (San Francisco)
  • Sequoia hospital (Redwood City)
  • GoHealth urgent care (multiple locations)

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San Francisco Business Times

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There are no guarantees, but historically we have seen repeated patterns where insurance carriers and large health systems know that they ultimately need each other, and will eventually resolve contractual differences. Putting patients in limbo — with minimal notification — in our opinion, is reprehensible. We would encourage employers and patients who are affected and motivated, to consider making themselves heard by speaking out: to Cigna, to Dignity Health, and to your elected representatives.

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