Oscar Insurance

by John Hansen

If you are a health insurance broker in California, you need to know about this new up and coming health insurance company. Currently, Oscar is only available in Orange County and part of Los Angeles County, but in 2017 they will be expanding to include San Francisco, San Mateo and Santa Clara counties. We expect them to keep expanding their reach in the golden state, especially in big cities and more populated areas.

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Posted: September 23rd, 2016 under Oscar Insurance

by John Hansen

Oscar Health Care CEO, Mario Schlosser, is known for being super smart and very tech-savvy. However, he hasn’t been the biggest advocate of the broker.

Schlosser has made some anti-broker comments. He spoke of agents as if they were a necessary evil. Light on the necessary, heavy on the evil. He went so far as to say that brokers make a “shit load of money”, and he acted like broke...

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Posted: September 23rd, 2016 under Oscar Insurance

by John Hansen

Simple. Intuitive. Easy. These are not usually words you see connected with health insurance. However, Oscar Health Care, a new up and coming carrier of health insurance in California, is making medical care easier in the golden state. When you get to the Oscar website, you are immediately greeted… “Hi, we’re Oscar. Smart, simple health insurance.”

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Posted: September 23rd, 2016 under Oscar Insurance


by John Hansen

Oscar health insurance claims to offer better plans, better health care and a better experience for their members. Basic question… Is this true? Obviously, that may depend on who you are comparing them to.

So… Let’s discuss these three bold claims that you can find on the home page of the Oscar website.

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Posted: September 23rd, 2016 under Oscar Insurance

by John Hansen

After Leaving Dallas and New Jersey, What Is the Future of Oscar in California?

In a meeting with Oscar California Healthcare Sales Leader, Dennis Negron, on Wednesday, August 24, I asked him why the carrier is pulling out of the Dallas and New Jersey markets. I wanted to know how stable the company was going to be in California.

Recently, we found out that UnitedHealthcare was pulling out of the California Health Exchange. In light ...

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Posted: September 23rd, 2016 under Oscar Insurance

by John Hansen

Who is this new startup health care company and what makes them so special?

When you land on the Oscar insurance official website home page, there is a humble, yet bold greeting: “Hi, we’re Oscar.”  The health plan was founded in 2012 by Mario Schlosser, Kevin Nazemi and Joshua Kushner.

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Posted: September 23rd, 2016 under Oscar Insurance

by John Hansen

Lower Prices, Great Networks, Better Technology, Better Service, and Other Perks

Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield of California better watch their back. The new guy is coming. And, he’s coming on strong.

So far, Oscar Plans are only in a handful of California regions. However, in every region where they exist, they are becoming more and more competitive. They have already been competitive in the 2016 off-exchange markets, but in 2...

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Posted: September 23rd, 2016 under Oscar Insurance

by John Hansen

Easy is not a term most people associate with health care, but Oscar health insurance is revolutionizing the market by simplifying the process of getting service and using a health plan. They offer excellent customer service and innovative, easy-to-understand and easy-to-use plan designs.

Live support from representatives and medical personnel is easy to access for e...

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Posted: September 23rd, 2016 under Oscar Insurance

by John Hansen

Oscar Health Care offers two categories of medical plans: Market Plans and Simple Plans. The Simple Plans are designed to be super easy to understand. The Market Plans are designed to be offered in the California Health Exchange, through Covered California.

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Posted: September 23rd, 2016 under Oscar Insurance