Cleveland Clinic, Oscar Expand Health Insurance to Three Additional Ohio Counties

Expansion to cover patients in Ashtabula, Geauga, and Portage counties for the first time in 2020

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Cleveland Clinic and Oscar will expand their co-branded health insurance plans, Cleveland Clinic + Oscar, by offering 2020 coverage to individuals and families in three additional Ohio counties: Ashtabula, Geauga, and Portage.

This decision to expand comes after a successful start to the partnership, which launched in 2018, marking Cleveland Clinic’s first entry into the health insurance market with a product bearing its name. Cleveland Clinic + Oscar currently serves 11,000 Ohio members in Cuyahoga, Summit, Lorain, Medina, and Lake Counties.

“Oscar’s partnership with Cleveland Clinic clearly demonstrates what’s possible when providers and payers align,” said Mario Schlosser, CEO and Co-Founder of Oscar. “With the support of Oscar’s personalized Concierge teams and easy-to-use app, our shared members are able to seamlessly access care from the country’s leading physicians, and our close relationship enables us to work efficiently together, freeing Cleveland Clinic’s providers to focus on patient care above all else.”

Doug Chaet, Chief Managed Care Officer at Cleveland Clinic, said, “We are excited to expand access to Cleveland Clinic care to even more Northeast Ohio patients through our relationship with Oscar. Using an innovative approach, this partnership allows patients to easily navigate the healthcare and health insurance system while receiving the highest quality of care to improve their overall health.”

Cleveland Clinic + Oscar plans will be sold to consumers on and off the Ohio health insurance exchange during the Open Enrollment period, which begins on November 1st. While premium rates are still being reviewed by regulators, all Cleveland Clinic + Oscar plans will include key features such as free, 24/7 telemedicine, access to Oscar’s best-in-class app experience, and personalized support from care teams to help members navigate their care. Coverage under these plans will begin on January 1, 2020.

Cleveland Clinic will continue to work collaboratively with other health insurers.

About Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland Clinic is a nonprofit multispecialty academic medical center that integrates clinical and hospital care with research and education. Located in Cleveland, Ohio, it was founded in 1921 by four renowned physicians with a vision of providing outstanding patient care based upon the principles of cooperation, compassion and innovation. Cleveland Clinic has pioneered many medical breakthroughs, including coronary artery bypass surgery and the first face transplant in the United States. U.S. News & World Report consistently names Cleveland Clinic as one of the nation’s best hospitals in its annual “America’s Best Hospitals” survey. Among Cleveland Clinic’s 66,000 employees are more than 4,200 salaried physicians and researchers and 16,600 nurses, representing 140 medical specialties and subspecialties. Cleveland Clinic’s health system includes a 165-acre main campus near downtown Cleveland, 11 regional hospitals in northeast Ohio, more than 180 northern Ohio outpatient locations – including 18 full-service family health centers and three health and wellness centers – and locations in southeast Florida; Las Vegas, Nev.; Toronto, Canada; Abu Dhabi, UAE; and London, England. In 2018, there were 7.9 million total outpatient visits, 238,000 hospital admissions and observations, and 220,000 surgical cases throughout Cleveland Clinic’s health system. Patients came for treatment from every state and 185 countries. Visit us at clevelandclinic.org. Follow us at twitter.com/CCforMedia and twitter.com/ClevelandClinic. News and resources available at newsroom.clevelandclinic.org.

About Oscar
Oscar is the first health insurance company built to make health care easy. Headquartered in New York City, Oscar has been challenging the health care system’s status quo since our founding in 2012, developing seamless technology and providing personalized support to help our members navigate their health care. Oscar was the first insurer to offer free, 24/7 telemedicine to members and to integrate direct scheduling with providers through our app. Oscar plans also include access to a network of first-rate physicians and hospitals, as well as a personalized Concierge team that supports members every step of the way, from finding a doctor to navigating costs. Oscar is known for our easy-to-use digital tools, including a website and mobile app that let members view their health history, speak directly with their Concierge team, and access their account information. Say hi or learn more at https://hioscar.com or follow us at https://twitter.com/OscarHealth.