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Tatiana Firsova Los Angeles, CA

Solid price/ratio offer on the market. Good network coverage, responsive customer support (concierges specifically). Modern-looking app and a nice perk of being rewarded for a daily steps goal.

3 years ago

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Melanie Sag Harbor, NY

Love the customer service and the App! Would have given 5 Stars if the coverage on the East End would be better. Most doctors don't accept Oscar and nearest hospital is about 1 hour and 10 minutes away.

3 years ago

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Richard S Mission Viejo, CA

The first time I've used an on call doctor was with Oscar. It made my question very quick and easy. Great idea. I was able to go to a pharmacy right away with OTC products.

3 years ago

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Sean Lorre South Orange, NJ

I've been very pleased with the customer service (concierge team). They always do as much as they can to solve my issues. If they had a more robust provider directory, I would be completely satisfied.

3 years ago

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katie10837948 Brooklyn, NY

Oscar has great customer service. I love the doctor on call feature, it makes it really easy to ask a question when my schedule doesn't allow me to go to the doctor unless I absolutely NEED to.

3 years ago

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chris Michaud Brooklyn, NY

Generally responsive to concerns, unfailingly polite and reassuring in style of customer service, like Trader Joes in a way. Coverage away/outside of NY area severely lacking and makes it pale compared with larger competitors like EBC/BS

3 years ago

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Dan Woodside, NY

I am sick of insurance companies trying to raise premiums by double-digit percentages year after year. I am tired of paying cash for medical services rendered because my level of insurance doesn’t have co-pays. I might as well not have insurance, save the fact that if I was in a catastrophic accident/diagnosed with a disease, I would need insurance desperately, as many do. It is a shame that profitability is the most important priority for this company and the rest of the health insurance companies that I have had to change from every year, and I imagine that this year will not be different. Please reconsider your proposed increase of 22% for Bronze Value plans.

3 years ago

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Maritza Morris Cleveland, OH

Oscar plan has been the best medical plan to deal with. They answer all my questions immediately. My medical bills are paid promptly. I recommend Oscar to everyone.

3 years ago

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Thomas Irvine Medina, OH

Really glad to have your coverage - I lost employer coverage when I went on LTD - your coverage is a good bridge between what I used to have and pending medicare.

3 years ago

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Jared Crebs San Antonio, TX

Oscar has been a great insurance and also we totally love the app! Their network of doctors has been exactly what we needed and our monthly premiums are the right price.

3 years ago

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Mrs Williams San Antonio, TX

I love how easy it is to use the Oscar app. I have used the Service "Talk to a Doctor for Free". and it has saved me a great deal time and I was impressed with how quickly they responded.

3 years ago

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Diane Hall Anaheim, CA

Used the 24 hours doctor service and was very satisfied. My call was returned quickly and the doctor was able to call in a prescription for my gum infection. This all took less than an hour.

3 years ago

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Maria San Antonio, TX

The customer service is very good and both the website and app and very easy to use. The number of doctors that accept the plan is ok but I wish they had more Hospitals in the network.

3 years ago

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Tony Murillo San Antonio, TX

The oscar app is awesome, you have everything you need. From looking for a doctor to a specialist and they pay you $1 everytime you reach your step goals. Friendly customer service

3 years ago

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Allison M Austin, TX

Like most insurance companies, Oscar will refuse to pay for most tests and medical care until you pay their outrageous deductions first. It's only worth it having insurance with them if you plan to spend a lot of time in the hospital and have heavy medical expenses. If you have moderate expenses, you will spend thousands out of pocket, on top of your premiums, before Oscar pays for anything. We need to get rid of companies like this and institute universal, not-for-profit healthcare.

3 years ago

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Melissa Farias San Antonio, TX

So far, I’ve been pleased, haven’t had opportunity or time to really use. & explore .. like dr call & customer service .. premiums are way too high, if not for discount it would not be affordable for me

3 years ago

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Michelle C. San Antonio, TX

The concierge team is awesome--so friendly and helpful! The doctor on call service is a tremendous help! Though ALL health insurance is over-priced, Oscar is competitive with other carriers.

3 years ago

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Kirby San Antonio, TX

Oscar claims to be the solutions to healthcare and it turns out they made the problem worse. In May 2019 they fired the good doctors from their plan in San Antonio and only do business with the less capable/experienced doctors in the Baptist network that they feel they can control. My Bronze plan pays for nothing! $640+ and they won't even pay for part of the blood panel required for my annual physical. If when I signed up I knew I would lose all the doctors I do business with on May 1, I certainly would have not renewed them for the 3rd year. YOU ARE WARNED! Stay away - they are a young insurance company already desperately cutting benefits.

3 years ago

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Reply from Oscar

Hi Kirby, thank you for taking the time to share this review. We're so sorry to hear you're frustrated. Oscar has a curated network of providers built around provider systems who, like us, are focused on keeping costs down for our members. DM us your Oscar ID number and we'll be happy to have someone from our team get in touch to assist you if you’d like to find new providers and explore what your plan covers during an annual physical.

May. 29th, 2019

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Liz Rahway, NJ

I love Oscar. They're always there to answer my calls and answer my questions. The monthly price and accompanying high deductible are the only reasons I chose to give 4 stars.

3 years ago

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Joey Julius Woodland Hills, CA

It is such a stark contrast from dealing with other providers (who shall remain nameless). The service I get from OSCAR is most excellent, personal, and timely.

3 years ago

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C Mitchell Long Island City, NY

I was initially in love with Oscar and it’s customer service model until I had to actually use their medical coverage which is insultingly bad. Apparently, according to their reviewer who denied my claim, my hospital stay after surgery was “unnecessary” (although standard by all other accounts) because even though I literally couldn’t walk, had to be carried to my bed by nurses, as well as other factors that are common after a major surgery they thought I should have been able to levitate home and have outpatient coverage! Their concierge customer service was extremely polite and friendly but I cannot get any solid information from them, only vague almost automated responses that seem to be designed to frustrate you so you will just give up seeking the coverage you pay them for. I am beyond disappointed. My direct questions are never answered. Please believe the reviews about their denials of coverage. You do not want to be hit with a ridiculous bill of close to 20k when you should be focusing on recovery. The point of insurance is for peace of mind when dealing with health care and prevention and my recent experience with Oscar has been the exact opposite! Sure, their ads seem inviting, and their app interface is cool, but what they lack is substance which is exactly the point of any health coverage. I really wish I saw these negative reviews sooner, because they have been my exact experience!

3 years ago

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Reply from Oscar

Hi C, thank you for sharing this feedback with us. Due to privacy laws we're unable to discuss the specifics of your private health info here, but we would be happy to have our team clarify all of the questions you might have. DM us your Oscar ID number and we'll have a help specialist from our team get in touch. Thank you for taking the time to leave your feedback so we can improve this experience for our members moving forward.

May. 3rd, 2019

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LINDA East White Plains, NY

I would like an explanation of anesthesia coverage. I was told Propofol is not covered, yet the Concierge states it is???? I cannot get anyone to explain to me. I need anesthesia for a colonoscopy, I cannot have one without it!!

3 years ago

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Reply from Oscar

Hi Linda, your care team would be happy to explain anesthesia coverage. To get the conversation started, please give us a call at 855-OSCAR-55 or send us a secure message via your Oscar profile. We look forwarding to helping you out!

Apr. 16th, 2019

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Lou West Babylon, NY

Oscar cashed my check for my premium payment. I then received a letter stating I was delinquent with my payment. I call oscars “concierge” team and they request I forward them proof. I go to my bank, collect the proper paperwork and file it over. Representative states to me that it looks like an error was made in their end but until the billing department finds my check I am considered delinquent. They tell me to pay online or by phone so there’s no mix up again. So imagine this.... you wrote a check out to your insurance company, they cash it, you send them proof that they cash it and then they tell you it may be safer to do it online or by phone. I do not recommend this company to anyone. Told me it would be resolved in 24 hours. It has been a week now. This is not a company you want to be involved with.

3 years ago

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Reply from Oscar

Hi Lou, we'd like to look into this for you and escalate it appropriately. DM us the Oscar ID # and we'll to have a help specialist from our team get in touch!

May. 2nd, 2019

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Josh San Antonio, TX

My fiancé has the Oscar plan. It has been a terrible experience. There are so few doctors who take Oscar. She has had preventative care for women's health and Oscar denies any coverage. They wouldn't even cover the follow up appointment with the copay, so we had to pay fully out of pocket. I highly recommend staying away from this company. Read all the reviews. they're almost all bad. I have Blue Cross Blue Shield and have NONE of these issues. Every single doctors visit I go to I only pay my $30 copay. Even preventative care. This company is not looking out for your best interest. IT"S ALL ABOUT THE MONEY AT OSCAR

3 years ago

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Reply from Oscar

Hi Josh, thank you for taking the time to write this review. Health insurance plans can differ, so if your fiancé has a high-deductible plan then certain non-preventive services will be subject to the deductible. This means that they be responsible for the allowed amount of those services up until the deductible is met. The bill received from a provider may reflect the cost for their service and not what you will ultimately owe after we apply the allowed amount to that bill. We're happy to answer any follow up questions your fiancé may have at 855-OSCAR-55.

Mar. 20th, 2019

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Linda Peoria, AZ

Started with OSCAR for 2019. Near end of January, I purchased Stelara through CVS Speciality Pharmacy as recommended by OSCAR. Used Stelara Savings Program to pay remaining balance of $7900 - $5.00 copay paid by me under Stelara savings program. This purchase satisified my deductible as indicated by several pharmacy reps and the pharmacist filling the prescription. All said I had met my obligation for the year. The OSCAR online system also showed the deductible had been paid. I saw another doctor after this for a sinus infection and medication was prescribed and all charges were covered. On 2/25/19, I fell and fractured my hip. Went to E/R at an in network hospital. Give hospital my card. They come back an hour before my surgery to tell me OSCAR says I owe a deductible. I tell them there must be some mistake, as it was fulfilled in January. So I follow up with OSCAR when I am home on 3/1/19, and was told they backed out the deductible paid in January because it did not physically come out of my pocket, even though it was paid on my behalf by Stelara. My last insurance provider always provided these Stelara payments towards my deductible, and so did OSCAR initially. I asked OSCAR rep what difference did it make if Stelara reimbursed them on by behalf, or if I paid and then got reimbursed by Stelara??? There answer: "Because it came out of your pocket, and we don't get re-imbursed by Stelara, when they pay on your behalf". Say what???? So now I will be forced to go through this a second time. I don't know yet how the hospital emergency will be handled and now I am on pins and needles wondering what other shenanigans they will pull. The other thing I do not like is they will not accept credit card payments for premiums. My premiums are almost $800.00 a month. Their customer service reps are super slick, and will explain away anything that makes sense to a normal person. Like where did the money go that Stelara paid on my behalf?? It just doesn't vanish into thin air, and it would appear OSCAR is taking $7895 from Stelara and will take another $7895 from me. How can this possibly be legal?? Yet, they insist it is, and they did not receive anything from Stelara. I called Stelara, and they said the insurer can allow the payment from Stelara to be paid towards the deductible. So why is OSCAR not doing the right thing in this matter???? Why did they back out the Stelara payment?? I'm sure they didn't give it back to Stelara. So where did the Stelara money go??

3 years ago

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Reply from Oscar

Hi Linda, we appreciate the feedback. Due to privacy laws this isn’t something we can help with via Best Company, but DM us your Oscar ID number and we’d be happy to have your Concierge team get in touch with you to help. As an Oscar member, you can still use third-party copay assistance programs, keeping in mind that only the amount you pay for the prescriptions yourself will be applied towards your deductible or out-of-pocket max. When a coupon is applied, members can waive the full cost-sharing cost for a speciality drug, not including all other services, until the coupon runs out. The cost-sharing is split between the member, Oscar, and the manufacturer. We do want to note that this applies to speciality drugs, not coupons for retail drugs. Your Concierge team at Oscar is here to help you understand your plan, so please don't hesitate to give us a call at 855-OSCAR-55 when you have questions in the future.

Apr. 23rd, 2019

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Scott Los Angeles, CA

I live in LA and am incredibly disappointed with Oscar. They only have mediocre doctors in LA through UCLA and they route the Oscar patients through a horrible call center so you can never speak with the doctor or assistant. My wife needed an MRI for hip pain after seeing two Oscar doctors and it was deny deny deny. I am still fighting them to get a basic MRI done. After the policy is done this year I am going back to Blue Shield even if it costs more. The EPO is basically a repackaged HMO. They have to approve everything. There doctor network is PATHETICLY bad. I don’t care what anyone says. I gave them a chance and am now regretting it.

3 years ago

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Reply from Oscar

Hi Scott, we're sorry to hear you had a negative experience. This certainly isn't the experience we hope to offer our members and we'd like to look into this further. DM us your Oscar ID number and someone from our team will be in touch to help.

Feb. 25th, 2019

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R Sidwell Orlando, FL

Unless you have a ton of time to devote to finding a doctor, waiting in a waiting room and in general struggling to get your needs met, this is not the insurance for you. We signed up for Oscar starting 1/1/19 and on 1/3, we started looking for doctors. The first several we called said they didn't take Oscar, despite being on Oscar's site. The next several were not primary care doctors despite being listed as such on Oscar's site. We finally got an appointment with someone a week out to find their office standing room only and being told wait time was 2 hours after the appointment time. After giving up on that, we went back and tried calling more doctors to find the same thing happening or the doctors that did support Oscar and were primary care doctors were booking appointments months out. During this whole thing we tried working with Oscar's "Concierge Team" and they're useless. They have the exact same list we do on the website, don't believe you when you tell them it's wrong, won't call on your behalf (despite their website saying they will)... It's just a huge, useless, expensive nightmare.

3 years ago

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Reply from Oscar

Hi R, we're sorry to hear you're frustrated. We're always happy to help you find in-network options. While we do our best to make sure that our provider data is up to date, we recognize that network status, cost, or information can change. When this happens, just let us know and we’ll reach out to the provider to confirm with them and then update our data accordingly. Please don't hesitate to give us a call at 855-OSCAR-55, we're always here to help.

Feb. 25th, 2019

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Deric Colorado Springs, CO

By far the worst insurance company and customer service I've ever experienced! I moved out of state and canceled my service with them. The representative I first talked to said they would refund me for my last month of service since they couldn't cover me in the state I moved to. Two weeks go by and no refund. I called again and they said they couldn't refund me unless I proved to them I had overlapping insurance with a new company. My new insurance didn't start till the first of the next month so they used that as an excuse to deny my refund. Despite proving that I moved out of state they refused to refund me the $518 I paid them for a service they couldn't provide me any longer. Typical insurance company... all they care about is getting your money! Find a different insurance company and save yourself the headaches!

3 years ago

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Reply from Oscar

Hi Deric, we’re very sorry for the frustration. Due to privacy laws this isn't something we can help with via Best Company, but we'd be happy to further review your case. To contact your care team for assistance, give them a call at 855-OSCAR-55 or by sending a secure message from your account or the app.

Jan. 29th, 2019

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joe O'Connor Sherman Oaks, CA

Do not get this insurance. I got Oscar and it might cost me thousands ,hers why. I woke up at three am sick as a dog and sweating and feeling like I was dying so I called an ambulance and they took me to the nearest hospital. Since I'm 64 years old and I have heart disease and have a stint the heart doctor at the hospital wanted me to spend the night and to take some tests. Turns out Oscar says they won't pay my hospital stay because they said there was no sound medical reason for me to stay the night and have the tests. The doctor at the hospital says I should spend the night. I assume he knows what he's talking about. Was I suppose to not listen to him? Oscar is totally bottom line and all about profits over caring for you so do yourself a favor get other insurance.

3 years ago

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Reply from Oscar

Hi Joe, we're sorry to hear this. Due to privacy laws this isn't something we can help with via Best Company, but we do suggest that you work with your care team to determine next steps. While we can't speak to your claim specifically, in general a peer to peer review is sometimes requested to go over medical necessity. A peer to peer review allows us to gather any details we might not have had originally when the claim was submitted. If you'd like to discuss this matter further, please call us at 855-OSCAR-55 to be connected directly with your care team.

Jan. 7th, 2019

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Heather San Clemente, CA

They are fine when it comes to regular doctor appointments and prescriptions. However when it comes to emergency and specialty care, the real reason people have insurance, they are a joke. I have been waiting 6 months trying to get my son into a Nephrologist. My son has one kidney and is loosing weight. The only nephrologist in my area is out of network. Oscar says they will pay for it but now it is months later and nothing has changed. They haven’t done what they need to do. I’ve been on the phone with Oscar about this issue 100s of times. They just keep me waiting and running me in circles. They are easy to get ahold of however and their employees are very nice. The company on the other hand needs to get their act together. I’ve never had such a fustrating experience in my life. Their own employees can’t even back up the company on how this is being handled and yet nothing has changed.

3 years ago

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L.R Austin, TX

Most of the folks at Oscar are nice. The coverage language is slippery. For example - 'normal' foot care is not covered unless it has to do with diabetes. Apparently, removing a bone from a foot which requires 'normal' anesthesia in a hospital isn’t covered either. Oscar still has not resolved the issue with Anesthesiologist. Apparently the Anesthesiologist is submitting claim incorrectly but Oscar won't tell them how to submit with correct codes. So? I get pay because Oscar won't work this out??

3 years ago

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Lauren New York, NY

Oscar isn't accepted by almost any doctor I've contacted and their Oscar clinic doctors left me disappointed. I felt my issues were left untreated and the doctor was not thorough. My high deductible has left me unable to get multiple prescriptions I've needed. Oscar tried to charge me over $300 for copays on meds. I give them two stars simply for their marketing and easy to contact customer service. Overall I would NOT recommend purchasing this insurance.

4 years ago

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Allison R New York, NY

After being laid off, I enrolled in an Oscar plan to start 10/1/18, paid my premium and uploaded paperwork showing no lapse in coverage. On November 1, I logged on to pay my next premium only to find that I had been un-enrolled. In a panic, I called customer service and was told that, at some point in mid-October, the decision had been made that my coverage paperwork was missing a letter...but nobody had reached out to let me know that! I immediately uploaded the letter in question. It is now 11/14/18, and I still do not have retroactive coverage, despite being assured it would be taken care of by the 12th. If somebody had simply let me know I needed to submit a single document back in mid-October, none of this would be happening. As you can imagine, it is unbelievably stressful in the current political climate to be in limbo about health insurance coverage, especially for a middle-aged person like me who hasn't had a coverage lapse in decades. I now have no faith whatsoever that Oscar will communicate with me about important matters like this. While everyone I've talked to on the phone has been very nice, I have not received any kind of explanation as to how this situation happened in the first place. I have also spent a considerable amount of time trying to fix it, and an immeasurable amount of fear and stress. And it's still not resolved.

4 years ago

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Matt Austin, TX

Terrible company, terrible coverage. I thought Idealcare was the worst insurance on the marketplace, I was wrong. Oscar is a horrible company, they use marketing and a flashy phone app to hide the fact that they are greedy and unethical. They pay for nothing, and even when they've "guaranteed" a service is "covered at 100%", they still send me a large bill several weeks later. Their "consierge" messagaing system is a joke, it's just a buffer to keep customers from getting any straight answers or any medical services from being covered. Companies like Oscar really highlight how corrupt and broken our healthcare system is. Oscar doesn't care about anything other than their bottm line. Do yourself a favor, pay a little more for better insurance this year, that's what I'm doing.

4 years ago

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Reply from Oscar

Hi Matt, we're sorry to hear you had a disappointing experience with Oscar. We'd like to learn what we could have done better. If you're comfortable with it, please send us your Oscar ID in a direct message and we'll have a member from our team reach out.

Nov. 29th, 2018

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Marian R. Memphis, TN

Positive reviews are fake. The positive reviews in October are ALL corporate impersonators. They are employees of the company reviewing before Open Enrollment to entice unsuspecting consumers. This is absolute fraud. The real people reviews from January until September were almost all universally negative. You know, when actual real people use the insurance and get huge bills, denied claims, and massive premium hikes. Just look back, mostly negative reviews Jan until September, then suddenly 40% of the total reviews all year, all 5 stars, come in October with similar language? What a joke, scam, and outright dishonest fraud

4 years ago

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Reply from Oscar

Hi Marian, we're sorry to hear you feel this way. Know that if you’ve signed up for a high-deductible plan, preventive services are covered in full, but any non-preventive services will be subject to the deductible. This means that you'll be responsible for the full negotiated rate of those services up until the amount of your deductible is met. For questions on your plan or billing, our team is here to help. Please call us at 855-OSCAR-55 to be connected directly with your Concierge team.

Nov. 8th, 2018

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B Grossman New York, NY

I have been with Oscar since its inception with Obamacare in 2014. It start ed off great with a large network and low cost and low deductible. Now I can piece together good specialists, but they are fragmented and some doctors just do not spend much time in an examination. The fragmentation of the network is the real loss. But my major complaint is that I had to do so much work to get coverage of an MRI that one specialist prescribed and I am still fighting to get coverage for a hospital admission after an emergency room visit. The hospitalization ensured that I did not have a stroke or heart attack and Oscar said because I did not , they will not cover the hospitalization. It is now in dispute with the DFS. Oscar is more concerned with cutting costs than my health.. I will most likely choose another company next year

4 years ago

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Reply from Oscar

Hi B, we're sorry to hear about the frustration. We escalated your message to a supervisor, who noted that we're currently working with you to resolve this issue. We’re always looking for ways to improve the quality of care our members receive, so we appreciate it when our members give us feedback on their provider experiences. We encourage all members to send a message to their Concierge team if they have an experience that did not match their expectations.

Nov. 5th, 2018

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Rodney Brock Austin, TX

I'm really impressed with the providers on my plan. This year I had to have shoulder surgery. The orthopedist, surgical facility and physical therapist were all top notch.

4 years ago

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P. Linton Long Beach, NY

Super fast and complete responses to messages. Excellent doctor network. Great plans. Terrific autopay. Fast paperwork processing. All around best in class.

4 years ago

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Joanna Hong New York, NY

The website is easy to use. The chatting feature is super quick and responsive so I like the fact I'll hear back within a day usually. The Amazon rewards program is the best.

4 years ago

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Deborah Miller Fullerton, CA

This is the best health care company ever! The customer service from the main office is outstanding. And the help from the Call A Doctor program is fantastic!

4 years ago

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Maria r fabbrocile Staten Island, NY

My experience with oscar has been amazing . from answering my questions on claims and copays. A agent has always been able to assist me on any questions that i have

4 years ago

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Debra G Vasquez Kyle, TX

Medical insurance coverage has been a learning experience. Oscar excels in their communication from concierges (staff) but falls short on services such as an available list of Durable Medical Equipment providers (DME). My son needed a special knee brace to wear following surgery and there was no list of DME providers available. So I had to eat the considerable expense of going out of network. Getting every procedure and x-ray approved has been time-consuming. I admit to choosing to take a low monthly premium and a very high deductible, taking a chance that my family would only need regular preventative care. An unexpected injury requiring surgery changed everything. I will be re-evaluating our coverages and health insurance provider based on this experience. I'm willing to pay high deductibles for in-network, but not having medical provider lists for everything is not good business. Nor is waiting 72 hours to get a list of providers.

4 years ago

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Reply from Oscar

Hi Debra, thank you for sharing this feedback. Due to privacy laws we're not able to discuss anything regarding your son's personal health info on Best Company, but we escalated your message to the Care Team and received confirmation that we're working with you directly to resolve this concern. As always, if you have questions or would like additional assistance, we’re here for you. You can reach us at 855-OSCAR-55 or by sending a secure message from your account or the app.

Oct. 12th, 2018

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Clark Shaffer Austin, TX

My experience with Oscar Ins., highlights how poor their coverage is and the incompetence of their staff and coverage policies. On May 9th I had I shoulder reconstruction surgery on my right surgery and, at the time of surgery, was covered by Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Texas (BCBS). Due to changes in my employment status I went through the Healthcare Market Place and picked up Oscar Insurance as a replacement insurance policy to continue on with the physical therapy sessions Blue Cross had already authorized and allocated. However, when my insurance finally transitioned from BCBS to Oscar, the nightmare began. Oscar Insurance Co outsources to another company, EvoCare, the monitoring and approval of all PT sessions requested by both the doctor and the therapist. The surgeon who operated on my shoulder was very clear about things: 1) The failure rate on the surgical procedure on my shoulder has a 50/50 success rate. 2) Consistent physical therapy treatment is the key element relative to success or failure of the surgery. 3) I would be require physical therapy or at least 6 months after surgery. I'm am now in my 2nd month of physical therapy with Oscar. Simply put, their incompetence is endangering my recovery and creating the very real possibility that the surgical procedure used on my shoulder will fail. 1) Oscar refuses to issue more than a few PT sessions at a time and the takes more than a week to process requests for additional pt sessions. (During these breaks in treatment scar tissue develops in the joint and movement becomes difficult.) 2) Oscar representatives "hide" behind their statements that the authorization process is "EvoCares responsibility and not theirs." 3) Between the subsidy paid to Oscar through the Affordable Healthcare Act and my premium, Oscar collects close to $800.00 a month for premiums, however the cost of PT sessions is less than $65. per session. Simply, Oscar is making a killing in monthly premium and refusing to adequate treatments to restore and recover from surgery. I strongly encourage anyone ...LOOK TO ANY OTHER INSURANCE COMPANY OTHER THAN OSCAR for coverage. It is THE WORST. It seems their owners are, as most business owners these days, more interested in increasing their profits at the expense of patients who need service. I'm reminded of a phrase I seem to have heard some where before that probably comes out of the mouth of their CEO when talking about Oscar patients..."Let them eat cake." As I understand it from the admin at my PT office, I'm not alone in my experience with this "insurance company."

4 years ago

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Reply from Oscar

Hi Clark, we're sorry to hear this and we're here to help. Due to privacy laws this isn't something we can resolve on Best Company. We have escalated your feedback and someone from our team will be in touch with you to help with next steps. You can also call us directly at 855-OSCAR-55 at anytime.

Oct. 4th, 2018

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Ginette Austin, TX

There are things I like about Oscar: Fun, chic marketing intro packet, and some of the people on the phone have been great. There are some things I don't like about Oscar: They aren't transparent with trying to understand future billing situations; they often give you the wrong information on which providers are covered so you have to spend excessive amounts of time (if you have it to spend) researching everything detail yourself to ensure you don't get slammed with a large bill because you were improperly informed; they say they offer benefits, but when you research what those benefits are, they don't (in my case) actually benefit you; and the people that man their phone centers sometimes make spurious claims when you press them on why something is the way it is. I don't give a lot of reviews. I'm almost always happy with what I purchase and do the due diligence to know what is a good purchase. I didn't with my choice to go with Oscar, and I regret it. My experience with Oscar has brought me to a point where I have to let other people know that a particular product (this insurance company) is not worth buying even if it is cheaper than other options. If you don't have lots of medical issue or likely won't be going to the doctor at all, this may be the plan for you, but if you go to the doctor a lot or are going to have a baby or are going to have surgery or are going to do anything else that may be invasive, I'd recommend saving your future self lots of frustration and time. Hopefully this helps them change to become a better company that people can rave about in the future.

4 years ago

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Reply from Oscar

Hi Ginette, we're very sorry to hear this. This certainly isn't the experience we hope to offer our members and we'd like to look into it further. If you’re comfortable, message us your Oscar ID number and someone from our team will be in touch. You can also call us directly at 855-OSCAR-55 or by sending a secure message from your account or the app at anytime.

Oct. 4th, 2018

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anrs Austin, TX

Oscar verified with me ahead of time that my psychotherapist was in-network. Almost 4 months have passed and my psychotherapist has NOT been paid for her services to me. I have called Oscar multiple times to get this cleared up and it still hasn’t been cleared up or paid. This is just one issue I’ve had with this company. The others are too long to write about here. I’ll save them for other reviews. I don’t ever write poor reviews of companies, but I am completely frustrated with Oscar Health Insurance. They say one thing and then do not honor their commitment. It makes having health insurance nightmare. I went back to Blue Cross Blue Shield. Thank God.

4 years ago

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Reply from Oscar

Hi there, we're sorry to hear this. This certainly isn't the experience we hope to offer our members and we'd like to look into it further. If you’re comfortable, direct message the Oscar ID number you held while you were a member with us, and someone from our team will be in touch. You can also call us directly at 855-OSCAR-55.

Oct. 1st, 2018

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Alan Jones New York, NY

I'm at the point where I no longer even believe that this is real health insurance. Their network of primary physicians in NYC seems to be made up of a handful of doctors, nurse practitioners, physician assistants and at least one osteopath/chiropractor. The one actual doctor I managed to see ended up leaving the Oscar network after my first visit, leaving me to figure out how to continue my "healthcare" on my own. No one likes dealing with insurance companies, but do yourself a favor and at least find an insurance company that contains a solid and diverse medical lineup; Oscar does not come close to accomplishing this. On the other hand, with a $7500 deductible for a $500/month plan, I suppose you might as well go out of network if you can - you're going to pay for it out of your own pocket anyway.

4 years ago

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Reply from Oscar

Hi Alfred, we’re sorry to hear this and would like to help resolve any issues you’re having. We partner with a curated network of providers built around systems whose goal, like ours, is to keep costs down and provide a better experience for our members with excellent quality of care. This certainly isn't the experience we hope to offer our members and we'd like to look into this further. A member of our team will be reaching out directly with you, but if at any time you’d like to be connected with your team, call us at 855-OSCAR-55 or send us a message via your account or the Oscar app.

Sep. 11th, 2018

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Desiree Los Angeles, CA

Worst insurance ever! Do not enroll! Just found out I don’t have insurance. Somehow my family insurance policy was cancelled without notification and strangely my husband got a bill from Oscar as if he had just signed up by himself. So my 8 year old daughter and I don’t have insurance and we just went to the doctor for our yearly check ups. I wonder now what would be our bill. We are calling tomorrow to find out but never have experienced this issue with any other insurance before. Definitely going back to Anthem. It’s more expensive but coevers more than Oscar. With Oscar you pay monthly and you pay also Everything else! Terrible!!

4 years ago

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Maria Garza

Well let's see where should I start? I need an MRI that has been requested by two different doctors and Evicore denied it three times and so did oscar. I feel that if a request or several have been made by a doctor and I am paying my premium that I should be able to get my MRI. I am not happy with this insurance and wasnt happy with the last one which was Ambetter by Superior.

4 years ago

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Rich Olmsted Falls, OH

Recently went to The Cleveland Clinic (Oscar was only Insurance available for CC through Healthcare.gov). My doctor requested a Hep C test. I received the bill. $2,153.00 !!! My girlfriend had the same lab work and test done at University Hospital and was charged $548.00 for the same lab work and analysis. To add further insult, Cleveland Clinic had to run this laboratory test three separate times to get results that they could trust. They are "partners with Oscar". My out of pocket cost was $889.51 !!! Additionally I have had issues with medications that were covered by my former healthcare insurance provider (and prescribed by my family doctor at Cleveland Clinic), that are not covered! If I could give less stars I would. I will now have to switch healthcare providers in order to get insurance that is reasonable relative to total costs. BTW I pay $953.67 monthly!!!!!!!!!!!! I cannot believe the Cleveland Clinic would make such a poor choice in Insurance providers. I wonder what other poor choices they making?

4 years ago

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Reply from Oscar

Hi Rich, we’re sorry to hear you’re not satisfied with your experience. Depending on the plan you’ve chosen, you may need to reach a deductible for non-preventive services, including lab work, before cost sharing applies (preventive services are always covered). This means that you'll be responsible for the full negotiated rate of those services up until the amount of your deductible is met. We’re unable to comment on rates that other providers and insurers have, however if you have questions about costs of specific medications, tests, or services your Concierge team would be glad to help. Anytime you call or send a message through the app, you’ll speak to the same people every time. Please don't hesitate to give us a call to discuss this or any other concerns: 855-OSCAR-55.

Jul. 11th, 2018

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Lee Pasadena, CA

I don’t want to give any star to this insurance company. First of all the clinic told me they have network. I have received claim declined letters from Oscar since they are not network. But they are network... I have visited the clinic manager to make sure if they really are network with them. The manager called the insurance and they admitted they are network with this insurance provider. Again I have received another declined letter from the insurance. I contacted with insurance to ask what’s going on. They said they will need to confirm so need time. I am wondering why they don’t know if they have network with the clinic... I have no idea ... this is ridiculous. I don’t know what I am paying for. This is huge mistake to pick this insurance. Please don’t ever get this insurance. It’s not worth it at all

4 years ago

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Reply from Oscar

Hi Lee, we’re sorry to hear you’re frustrated. Due to privacy laws we’re unable to comment on anything related to specific claims here. We’d like to connect you with our team to further address your concerns. Please send us a private message here with your member number and someone will be in touch. Or you can call us any time at 855-OSCAR-55.

Jul. 13th, 2018