Oscar Health is a technology-driven, consumer-focused health insurance startup founded in 2012 with offices in New York, Culver City, Tempe, and Dallas. Oscar uses technology and personalized service to give members transparency into the health care system and empower them to choose quality, affordable care.
The Oscar member experience includes a personalized concierge team that helps members do everything from finding a doctor to processing a claim, a free, 24/7 Doctor on Call service for members on the go, and a tightly integrated, curated network of first-rate physicians and hospitals. Members can easily access Oscar’s health history and account information via hioscar. com and its iOS and Android apps. Oscar offers individual and small group plans and its 2018 coverage areas include California, New York, Texas, New Jersey, Ohio alongside Cleveland Clinic, and Tennessee with a small group plan alongside Humana.
With its mission to “fix the health care system,” Oscar is delivering a technology-driven model that makes navigating health care simple, easy, and seamless. The company’s unique approach to health insurance offers members a personalized, dedicated concierge team, 24/7 access to telemedicine, and a tightly integrated network of first-rate physicians and hospitals, including UCLA, Providence St. Joseph Health and St. Joseph Hoag, among others.
Since 2016, Oscar has been offering individual coverage to Los Angeles and Orange County residents, delivering an affordable and personalized experience. Year-over-year, Oscar’s membership has grown from 4,400 members in 2016 to over 45,000 members in 2018, making up nearly 8% of the LA/OC market and accounting for a significant portion of Oscar’s total membership of 250,000 members. Building on this support and momentum, Oscar just announced that it will be expanding its scope to cover small business – a booming community in LA and OC – through Oscar for Business, the first insurance plan geared and designed specifically to meet the needs of small businesses.
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