Oscar Kicks Off Open Enrollment Bringing Simple and Competitively-Priced Plans, Improved Experience, and Quality Care to San Antonio

Oscar kicks off Open Enrollment tomorrow in San Antonio. This year, new and existing members can expect even more simplicity, personalization, and quality from their Oscar health insurance.

“After a successful first year in San Antonio, Oscar is excited to kick off 2017 open enrollment and to provide simple, competitively-priced and high quality healthcare options for San Antonio residents,” said Vijay Kedar, Texas General Manager at Oscar. “This year, we’re eager to provide even greater value for our members as we’ve worked to enhance the outstanding service that our members have come to expect from Oscar. Between our newly launched Concierge Teams, our free Doctor on Call benefit and our network of high caliber doctors anchored by the acclaimed Baptist Health System1, we are committed to bringing our members a first-rate healthcare experience.”

“Baptist Health System and Oscar Heath share a commitment to increasing access to high-quality, affordable healthcare coverage for San Antonians,” said Graham Reeve, CEO of Baptist Health System. “We both operate in a way that places the needs of our community at the forefront of all that we do. Additionally, Oscar’s technology driven, service-oriented approach helps break down barriers that may have prevented people from accessing needed services in the past.”

Everything Oscar does is designed to ensure that each member always gets the following three things in their healthcare:

  • Enrollment and Plans Made Even Easier: Getting a quote takes only a few seconds at www.hioscar.com . After answering a few simple questions, consumers will see all plan information presented clearly and even get Oscar’s recommendation as to which plan best matches their individual needs. This year, Oscar has added a dynamic video guide (available in both English and Spanish) that further explains every detail of the plans.Oscar’s signature Simple Plans have one main dollar amount to remember, after which Oscar pays for 100% of covered services. And every Oscar plan includes free annual checkups and preventive care, access to a nationwide network of 60,000 pharmacies, international coverage for emergency care, wellness rewards, and many other benefits and perks. Plans are intentionally structured this way so members can get the routine care they need to properly manage their health.
  • Outstanding Member Experience through People and Technology : Once enrolled, members will experience the real value Oscar delivers. Oscar’s comprehensive tools, features, and customer service inform and empower members to take greater control of their health. New this year, every Oscar member will have their own Concierge Team, a dedicated four-person team comprised of three care guides and a registered nurse that they can contact anytime — whether by phone, email, or through secure messaging on Oscar’s website or mobile app. If they prefer to manage their care on their own, members can also use the website or app to search for health conditions, doctors, facilities, and prescriptions and review all options for their care. They’ll see basic details, such as the type of provider that may best suit their needs and an estimated cost for care, along with specifics including the languages a doctor speaks and whether their office is wheelchair accessible. These features, and the many more Oscar provides, are designed to provide clear information and support to every aspect of a member’s health.
  • High Quality Care: The main value of health insurance is having access to quality care whenever you need it. Oscar members never have to debate whether or not something is serious enough to get checked out. They always have a medical professional at their fingertips. Members can connect with the registered nurse on their Concierge Team by phone, email, or secure message for support in finding, receiving, or managing their care. Each member can also use the Doctor on Call feature at no cost to speak to a board certified physician 24 hours a day. And when an in-person visit is needed, members have access to a network of over 1,800 providers and 12 hospitals in the San Antonio area. Members can also easily access their Health Profile online or in the smartphone app to see a complete timeline of their care and, new this year, see their lab results the moment they’re ready.

Individual consumers seeking health insurance in San Antonio can sign up for Oscar until January 31, 2017 — the final day of open enrollment. To get coverage effective at the start of 2017, consumers should choose their Oscar plan by December 15th. To learn more about Oscar and its plans, visit www.hioscar.com.

About Oscar Health Insurance
Oscar is a health insurance company formed in 2012 to provide smart, simple, and personal healthcare to its members. For more information, visit www.hioscar.com.

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