How to Ensure Your Family is Getting the Care They Need


It is so hard to believe that there is a little more than one month left in this year. Cold weather season brings lots of joy, but it also means the season of viruses and unwanted bugs. The concern of every parent is clear; how do you ensure that your family is getting the care that they need?

If you followed me last November, you might remember the big ordeal we went through with our newborn son, Kai. For over 4 months this poor baby caught every virus possible, yet he was misdiagnosed over and over. It eventually led to hospitalization with pneumonia and sleepless nights that seemed endless. There is nothing worse than feeling helpless for your child. What is even worse is feeling helpless for not having faith in the care you are receiving.

Thankfully, with all of this hardship behind this year, I want to focus on keeping everyone healthy and look into other health care options. We decided to take advantage of the Open Enrollment period happening right now in California and explore providers with Dignity Health which came highly recommended.

The decision for picking the right health care plan is vital for your families’ well-being. I too was feeling the pressure. So, we packed up the kids and headed to the in-laws, for a chat about healthcare.

While doing our research I found out that Californians say choosing a health insurance plan is more stressful than paying bills and not surprising I felt that pressure!

This decision becomes even more important when you have family members that require specialty doctors. It is so frustrating to get a recommendation for someone to only find out he or she is not in your plan.

It turns out Californians don’t prioritize doctors when choosing health insurance. Even though a full 70% have a preferred doctor, clinic, or practice that they choose for healthcare.  Furthermore, 47% go about open enrollment in the following order: 1. Picking their insurance plan
 2. Selecting healthcare providers/doctors based on who is in-network for that plan. This all is instead of working backward from their preferred provider and choosing the healthcare plan the preferred physician works within.

I found it very helpful that Dignity Health assigns an expert for you if you need help during the decision process. Open Enrollment can be a stressful time for everyone. However, it’s also an important time to make insurance decisions for your whole family. After all, there is nothing more important than your families’ health.


Thank you Dignity Healthcare for partnering up with me on this post. All opinions are 100% my own.

OIia Kedik
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15 Discussion to this post

  1. Andy says:

    Good piece! I will cosider looking into Dignity.

  2. Debra says:

    Thanks for sharing. I agree that choosing healthcare is stressfull .

  3. Sounds like a good insurance to go with

  4. Sasha says:

    That’s amazing 😉

  5. One of my least favorite things to do us select health insurance! I don’t like it at all. Thanks for sharing babe!

  6. Jessica says:

    That is so crazy that people do that! I had no idea, I always choose my health care provider and then choose the insurance company!

  7. Luz says:

    Health insurance is definitely stressful. You have to pay to have health insurance plus copays and deductibles. It is so refreshing that you found a great group of people to help. Kudos to Dignity!

  8. Alisha says:

    I am so lucky that my husband’s employer has immaculate health care coverage. The horror stories I hear about having to deal with it on your own is endless. It sounds as though Dignity is a good choice for you and your family.

  9. Tara Pittman says:

    I get my health insurance through my husbands job so did not have the stress of choosing. I am also glad that the kids have a doctor that I like with this plan.

  10. GiGi Eats says:

    I really need to start taking this seriously and when I say “this” I mean looking up pediatricians for my future son! Thank you for the reminder!

  11. Great post, it is definitely all very overwhelming!! We’ve been extremely lucky with health care so far, my husband’s plan through work is very very flexible and we love all of our care providers.

  12. Kay says:

    I just selected my healthcare insurance about a month ago. I definitely need this or my bills would be very high

  13. Bindu Thomas says:

    This sounds like definitely a good insurance. Thanks for sharing.

  14. Sandra says:

    IT’s good to invest on an insurance for health. and I guess Dignity Health has provided you with more assurance that with them, everything that you need to ensure a quality care for your family health would be given. Thanks for this!

  15. I hate looking for health insurance. It is so stressful. I will look into Dignity, it sounds like a good choice. Thanks for sharing.

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