Oscar Health

By Jonah Comstock 05:07 pm June 16, 2017
Insurance startup Oscar Health announced a partnership with the Cleveland Clinic to offer co-branded insurance plans in northeast Ohio. The deal marks a first for both organizations: Oscar’s first plan in Ohio and Cleveland Clinic’s first foray into the health insurance market. "Together, Cleveland Clinic and Oscar Health intend to offer a different approach, one that breaks down the complexities...
By Heather Mack 04:22 pm June 12, 2017
Health insurance startup Oscar Health has introduced a new tool to give doctors a more detailed overview of their patients: a virtual clinical dashboard that displays multiple steps of an Oscar member’s medical journey, with the goal being to offer a more readable profile of their health. Though it’s not quite an electronic health record in it’s own right, it’s more than just a user-friendly...
By Bernie Monegain 03:47 pm December 8, 2016
Mount Sinai Health System and health insurer Oscar aligned to create The Oscar Center to offer primary care services in its Brooklyn location. "The Oscar Center is a pivotal step toward our vision of creating a seamless end-to-end healthcare experience for our members," Oscar CEO Mario Schlosser said in a statement. Those services also include walk-in visits, basic mental health, wellness...
By Heather Mack 12:49 pm September 20, 2016
In today’s healthcare environment, insurers may see the value of digital health, but decades-old infrastructure, workflows and IT departments may be holding them back from fully embracing the technological innovations that doctors and patients want and need. And breaking through those roasblocks starts with asking the patients what they want. During the Healthcare Innovation Summit at Stanford...
By Heather Mack 03:08 pm September 14, 2016
Health insurance startup Oscar Health welcomed Dr. Shaden Marzouk as new chief medical officer to the company. Marzouk joins the company from Cardinal Health, where she served as senior vice president of clinical operations and was responsible for leading acquisition and integration of new businesses in devices, services and analytics. Prior to that, Marzouk was chief of neurosurgery at William...
By Heather Mack 02:45 pm August 24, 2016
Private health insurance company Oscar, which caught on quickly with individuals due to its tech-savvy image and simplified online offerings, has pulled out of two markets. As of this week, the firm will no longer offer individual market plans through the Affordable Care Act in Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas and in New Jersey beginning January 1, 2017. Citing “uncertainties in those two markets” that...
By Heather Mack 03:43 pm July 15, 2016
As we do every quarter, MobiHealthNews has rounded up our Q2 2016 coverage into a handful of longform stories. This section is on payer-related digital health news.  CMS and other government payer-related digital health news from Q2 The Center for Medicaid Services announced a new expanded initiative for bringing value-based repayment to primary care. The Comprehensive Primary Care Plus (CPC+)...
By Jonah Comstock 11:38 am June 15, 2016
Oscar Health’s step-tracking program isn’t just about improving member’s health, Holly Bui, Oscar's General Manager for California, said in a presentation at the MobiHealthNews 2016 event in San Francisco this week. It also improves members’ engagement with other offerings and helps keep a larger number of healthy people on the platform. “What we found is that step tracking is a little bit...
By Jonah Comstock 11:11 am February 23, 2016
Late last month we wrote, based on a report from Fortune, that tech saavy up-and-coming health insurer Oscar was raising at least $150 million in a round led by Fidelity. That round is now confirmed, according to Forbes, and it's for more than initially reported: a total of $400 million. The deal reportedly values Oscar at $2.7 billion, just a bit shy of the $3 billion valuation Fortune predicted...
By Jonah Comstock 06:20 am December 9, 2014
New York-based health insurer startup Oscar Health is teaming up with Misfit Wearables to get more of its 16,000 members moving. As part of the deal, each Oscar member will get a free Misfit Flash tracker and the opportunity to earn up to $20 a month in Amazon.com credit by meeting step goals. The partnership means Misfit gets exposure for its newest wearable on a few thousand New York wrists,...