Oscar Announces Partnership with HCA Healthcare to Offer Affordable Health Insurance and Care Across Texas
October 28, 2021 at 13:11 PM EDT
Oscar Health, Inc. (“Oscar”) (NYSE: OSCR), the first health insurance company built on a full stack technology platform, announced today that it’s partnering with HCA Healthcare across five Texas markets. This partnership will bring HCA Healthcare’s providers and facilities in-network for Oscar’s Individual and Family health insurance plans in Austin, Dallas-Fort Worth, El Paso, Houston, and San Antonio effective immediately.
Now, individuals in all five of Oscar’s Texas markets will have access to a seamlessly connected provider health plan experience. HCA Healthcare’s leading network of providers, coupled with Oscar’s consumer-centric, tech-driven approach to customer service and care navigation, will foster a more convenient and holistic member health journey.
HCA Healthcare’s facilities in those markets are referred to locally as:
“We look forward to partnering with HCA Healthcare, who has a reputation for delivering high-quality care,” said Tamara Ward, Oscar Senior Vice President. “We have a shared passion for offering care that meets the individual needs of consumers and does so at a cost that they are able to afford. For those reasons, this partnership is a natural fit. ”
Since the beginning of the pandemic, the need for quality care that is both accessible and affordable has become increasingly important. At the same time, unemployment rates continue to be in flux contributing to a sense of unease across the country. In Texas specifically, a number of residents are uninsured due to COVID-19 related job loss. During the upcoming Open Enrollment period, Texans who live in Oscar's coverage area will be able to purchase Oscar Individual and Family health plans. This will include affordable coverage of HCA Healthcare’s network of high-quality providers and services in El Paso and San Antonio.
These health plans are anticipated to be sold on the federal health insurance exchange, with coverage to begin on January 1, 2022. The new partnership plans and care will include:
Oscar looks forward to providing access to and collaborating with HCA Healthcare’s facilities in Texas in order to deliver a better, more affordable healthcare experience that fits the lives of Texas members in 2022 and beyond.
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