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.