NEW YORK, March 6, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Oscar, a tech-driven health insurance company, is sharing several steps it is taking to support members in response to the COVID-19 outbreak.
"We want our members to go to the doctor if they are feeling sick, and to get tested for COVID-19, if it's recommended," said Mario Schlosser, CEO and Co-Founder at Oscar. "We don't want the cost of the test to be a barrier to patients seeking care. We were the first to offer telemedicine free-of-charge to members and this is a great time for them to use it to find out if testing is right for them or if other follow up care is needed."
Oscar is making the following resources available to our members:
Oscar is waiving cost-sharing for diagnostic testing for COVID-19. If a member has a question about how to find a provider, we encourage them to send their Concierge Team a message from their account on hioscar.com or the Oscar app, or contact us at 855-672-2755. Oscar is waiving these costs for all our members, when the test is recommended by a doctor.
We continue to offer $0 telemedicine services.* Telemedicine is a great first option for people who think they could have coronavirus. Our telemedicine doctors can help you determine your risk factors and direct you to the right place for testing, if they think it is necessary.
We have also created a resource center for our members so that they can stay up-to-date on the latest information and precautions they should take to help prevent the spread of coronavirus.
*available on most Oscar plans. We ask members to look at their plan details for more information.
About Oscar Oscar is the first health insurance company built to make health care easy. Headquartered in New York City, Oscar has been challenging the health care system's status quo since our founding in 2012, developing seamless technology and providing personalized support to help our members navigate their health care. Oscar was the first insurer to offer free, 24/7 telemedicine to members and to integrate direct scheduling with providers through our app.
Oscar plans also include access to a network of first-rate physicians and hospitals, as well as a personalized Concierge team that supports members every step of the way, from finding a doctor to navigating costs. Oscar is known for our easy-to-use digital tools, including a website and mobile app that let members view their health history, speak directly with their Concierge team, and access their account information.