DENVER – Oscar, a health insurance company already available in several states, will offer individual and family health insurance plans for the first time in Colorado starting in 2020. That brings the number of companies offering health plans through Colorado’s Marketplace to eight.
Founded in 2012, Oscar currently offers individual health insurance plans in nine states and is expanding into six additional states for the 2020 plan year. In Colorado, the company is offering coverage at the Bronze, Silver, and Gold levels to individuals and families in Denver metro area counties, including Adams, Arapahoe, Broomfield, Denver, Douglas, and Jefferson.
“We welcome Oscar as a partner in our Marketplace this year because it means residents have greater choice when it comes to shopping,” said Connect for Health Colorado Chief Executive Officer Kevin Patterson. “With lower rates and new competition in the most populous areas of our state, we hope consumers check out all of their plan options before making a selection for the new year.”
“Oscar strongly believes that consumer choice is fundamental to the health of Denver’s individual insurance market, and we greatly appreciate the opportunity to partner with the Marketplace,” said Mario Schlosser, Oscar’s CEO and co-founder. “Oscar is eager to offer Denver consumers plans that include tools and resources designed to make their health care easier to navigate, more transparent, and more affordable. We are confident that our benefits, including the ability to call a doctor for free any time of day and support from personalized care teams, will resonate with Denver consumers.”
All qualified health plans and dental plans for the 2020 plan year are now available to preview in the Quick Cost and Plan Finder tool. The anonymous browsing tools compares plans and prices based on factors beyond the premium. Consumers can also get an estimate of the financial help they could receive to lower monthly costs or out-of-pocket costs, which is available only through the Marketplace.
Open Enrollment for 2020 health insurance will begin Nov. 1 and continue through Jan. 15, 2020. Enrollment must be completed by Dec. 15 to take effect Jan. 1, 2020.
About Connect for Health Colorado
Connect for Health Colorado is a public, non-profit entity established by the Colorado General Assembly in 2011 to create a health insurance Marketplace. Since 2013, we’ve been helping individuals, families and small employers compare plans, apply for financial help and buy health insurance. As Colorado’s official health insurance marketplace, we are the only place to apply for financial help to lower the monthly cost of premiums. Customers can shop online; get help by phone or online chat from Customer Service Center representatives; and access expert, in-person help from a statewide network of certified Brokers and community-based Assisters. For more information: ConnectforHealthCO.com
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.