SOURCE: HealthPass New York

June 14, 2017 09:00 ET

HealthPass New York Expands Health Insurance Options for Small Businesses with Addition of Oscar Health Insurance

New Oscar for Business plans deliver consumer-focused, technology-driven member experience

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - Jun 14, 2017) - HealthPass New York, a private health insurance exchange for small businesses, announced today it will offer Oscar Health insurance plans to small business employers in the metropolitan New York City area. Oscar Health is the country's first technology-driven health insurer focused on improving the member experience through easy, personalized service. Oscar for Business was launched to bring the same Oscar experience that individuals already love to the employer market.

Under the agreement between HealthPass and Oscar, HealthPass will offer eight Oscar for Business insurance plans to eligible employers that employ between one to 100 employees. Employers must be based in New York City or the surrounding area including Nassau, Suffolk, Westchester and Rockland counties to offer Oscar plans. Eligible employers and their employees can begin enrolling in the Oscar for Business plans now for coverage that would take effect as early as September 1, 2017. 

The eight Oscar for Business health plan options include four "Simple" and four "Market" plans that span across all the metal tiers (Bronze, Silver, Gold and Platinum). With Oscar for Business, employees will have access to Oscar's key features, including: concierge teams that use a personal touch and data-driven alerts to help members with their care; the ability to talk to a doctor for free 24/7; a tightly integrated, curated network of first-rate physicians and hospitals, including Mount Sinai and Montefiore; easy-to-understand insurance plans; and a beautiful mobile experience that empowers members to manage their care.

"We are excited to partner with Oscar to expand the menu of quality choices available on our exchange," said Vincent C. Ashton, President and CEO of HealthPass. "Oscar and HealthPass share a common commitment to a member-focused approach to healthcare. The Oscar plans are an ideal complement to our existing offerings and truly enhance our portfolio of benefit options."

"We started Oscar to give people the health care experience they deserve -- easy, guided, and affordable," explained Mario Schlosser, CEO of Oscar Health. "After launching Oscar for Business this year, we are really excited to be working with HealthPass to bring our empowering end-to-end health insurance experience to more New York-based businesses."

For more information about the Oscar health insurance options offered through HealthPass New York, visit www.healthpass.com

About HealthPass New York

HealthPass is a private insurance exchange offering members and businesses in the New York Metropolitan area flexible cost effective solutions for their healthcare needs. Since 1999, the HealthPass New York choice model has empowered employees to individually select their plans based upon their unique needs and budgets. A well-rounded menu of options is offered through industry leading carriers, with choices including health, dental, vision, life and disability coverage. Brokers, employers, employees and individuals benefit from the state-of-the-art technology and extensive support provided by the HealthPass team including a streamlined administrative process, member-claims advocacy, COBRA Administration and the most knowledgeable client services team in the industry. For more information, please visit www.healthpass.com

About Oscar Health Insurance

Oscar Health is a technology-driven, consumer-focused health insurance startup founded in 2012 and headquartered in New York City. 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 telemedicine service for members on the go, and a tightly integrated, curated network of first-rate physicians and hospitals. Members can easily access their health history and account information via hioscar.com and our iOS and Android apps. Learn more about Oscar for Business at https://www.hioscar.com/business.

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