Oscar helps their members to stay fit during Covid-19 by Barbara Kempen | Feb 5, 2021 | Affordable Health Insurance, COVID-19, Health Insurance Santa Monica, Telemedicine Oscar Health is one of the fastest-growing health insurance carriers in the Los Angeles, Orange County, and San Francisco area and, in 2021, Oscar just implemented new perks for their members to stay fit during the pandemic, besides offering an affordable and easy-to-use health plan. Oscar understands that exercising and keeping up with healthy habits is one of the best ways to keep their members healthy. With so many restrictions during the pandemic, it has been difficult for many to maintain their weight and stay fit. Therefore, members who sign up with Oscar in 2021 not only can earn $ 100 per year in Amazon Gift Cards for meeting daily step goals but now also receive a free 30-day trial to the Fhitting room app with free live virtual fitness classes to increase Oscar member’s fitness level and also 3 free months of personalized diets, meal plans and healthy recipe with the Lifesum app. Oscar Health members have been enjoying for years the free easy to use telemedicine features Oscar is offering on their Oscar app and Oscar member portal. In 2021, Oscar has added the Ginger app for teletherapy (virtual therapy). Especially during the pandemic, free mental health is a great benefit for Oscar members to have. Oscar Health offers in the Los Angeles and Orange county region two different provider networks. The Oscar Circle EPO network is the wider network of the two and offers renowned hospitals such as UCLA, Cedars-Sinai, and Hoag hospitals alongside Providence and USC hospitals. This network is only available outside of Covered California aka off-exchange. Oscar is an EPO, which allows access to any doctor in the network without a referral; however, Oscar will not pay for any out-of-network providers unless it is a true medical emergency. The rates are significantly lower than Blue Shield of California’s PPO or Health Net’s PPO offerings. For Californians who are on Covered California and want the flexibility to see any in-network doctor without a referral but do not want to pay the prices of a PPO, Oscar’s Select EPO is a great option to consider. In the Oscar Select network, you are still able to access many doctors at Providence Saint John, Providence Saint Joseph, Motion Picture and Television Fund, and Keck of USC hospitals to mention a few. On January 28th, 2021, President Joe Biden signed an executive order to allow uninsured Americans to still apply for health insurance from February 15th to May 15th, 2021 due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. This allows people who are currently uninsured to be able to apply for health insurance during the Special Enrollment Period without a normally required qualifying life event. So if you are not liking your current health plan, take this opportunity and let us compare your current health plan benefits with the health plan Oscar has to offer. At Solid Health Insurance Services, we strive to help our clients find the right health, dental, vision, life, and long-term care insurance that best fits their budget and medical needs. Please contact us at 310-909-6135 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for us to better assist you.