CaliforniaChoice Now Offers Oscar Health Insurance and Drops Late Payment Fees

December 11, 2018by Alex Strautman

Good News for Groups!

CaliforniaChoice recently made two big announcements, both of which are a net positive for California small business owners and employees.
Oscar Health is now available to small groups in Los Angeles County and Orange County for coverage beginning December 1, 2018, or later. That means, CaliforniaChoice now offers eight different network options.

CaliforniaChoice Health Plans

The Oscar provider network offers employees access to more than 3,500 physicians across 140 medical specialties and sub-specialties. It gives employees access to many of the region’s top hospitals and medical centers, including:

    • Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center
    • Children’s Hospital Los Angeles
    • Providence St. Joseph Health (including Hoag Memorial, Saint John’s Health Center, and Providence St. Joseph Medical Center)
    • Huntington Memorial Hospital
    • And others across Los Angeles and Orange counties

Oscar brings a consumer-centric approach to health insurance with nine affordable Exclusive Provider Organization (EPO) plans across all four Affordable Care Act metal tiers. While many health plans require members to visit a primary care physician before seeing a specialist, Oscar does not have such a requirement. Your employees enrolled in Oscar have the freedom to go directly to any in-network specialist – saving them time and money.

The Oscar “Doctor on Call” program lets insured employees and their dependents talk to a board-certified doctor free and get a prescription over the phone. No copay is required and no office visit is needed.

Oscar also offers a no-cost Concierge Service, which gives members access to a personalized care team with a comprehensive knowledge of their health history. The Oscar mobile app makes it easy for participating employees and dependents to manage benefits, look up doctors, view lab results, send messages to their Concierge team, and access a digital ID card.

No More Late Fees

In other news, effective 10/1/18, CaliforniaChoice is no longer charging a late fee if a small business is late on its monthly payment.

If you are interested in learning more about Oscar Health for your small business employees, or if you want to get a quote for any of the eight health plans available through CaliforniaChoice, call or email your employee benefits agent. If you do not already have an agent, we can help you find one.

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