Guide to Applying for Oscar Health Insurance (2024 Edition)

Your Guide to Applying for Oscar Health Insurance (2024 Edition)

Guide to Applying for Oscar Health Insurance 2024 Edition

In today’s healthcare landscape, navigating health insurance options can feel overwhelming. If Oscar Health Insurance has caught your eye, you’re likely wondering about the application process. This comprehensive guide simplifies enrolling with Oscar, empowering you to secure the coverage you deserve.

Understanding Oscar Health Insurance

Oscar is a health insurance company known for its focus on technology and user-friendly experience. They offer various plans across different regions in the United States, with a focus on transparency and personalized care.

Who is Eligible to Apply for Oscar Health Insurance?

Eligibility for Oscar health insurance depends on several factors, including:

  • Age: You must be at least 18 years old to apply on your own.
  • Location: Oscar currently operates in a limited number of states. Check their website to see if they offer coverage in your area [Insert high-authority external link to Oscar Health coverage checker, e.g., Oscar Health website].
  • Citizenship Status: You must be a U.S. citizen or legal resident to qualify.

Steps to Apply for Oscar Health Insurance

The application process for Oscar health insurance is generally straightforward. Here’s a step-by-step breakdown:

  1. Gather Information: Before applying, collect essential information like your date of birth, Social Security number, and preferred zip code. Knowing your desired coverage level (individual, family) is also helpful.
  2. Visit the Oscar Website: Head over to Oscar’s official website [Insert high-authority external link to Oscar Health website].
  3. Get a Quote: Utilize the online quote tool to obtain an estimated cost for your desired plan based on your location and other factors.
  4. Start the Application: Click on the “Enroll Now” or similar button to initiate the application process.
  5. Complete the Application Form: The online application form will typically request personal details, health history (if applicable), and preferred payment method.
  6. Review and Submit: Carefully review the application details before submitting it electronically.

Additional Tips for a Smooth Application Process

  • Understand Network Coverage: Familiarize yourself with Oscar’s in-network providers in your area to ensure your preferred healthcare professionals are covered.
  • Prepare for Questions: Be ready to answer questions regarding your health history and any pre-existing conditions.
  • Review Plan Documents: Before finalizing your application, thoroughly review the plan documents outlining coverage details, deductibles, and copays.
  • Contact Customer Service: If you encounter any difficulties during the application process, don’t hesitate to contact Oscar’s customer service team for assistance.

What Happens After Applying?

Once you submit your application, Oscar will review your information and determine your eligibility for coverage. They may contact you for additional information or schedule a health screening if necessary. Approval times can vary, so be patient and wait for their notification.


Applying for Oscar Health Insurance can be a seamless experience with the right preparation. By following these steps and gathering the necessary information, you’ll be well on your way to securing health coverage that aligns with your needs. Remember, Oscar also offers customer support to guide you through the application process if needed.

Disclaimer: This article provides general information and shouldn’t be considered a substitute for professional insurance advice. Always consult Oscar Health Insurance directly for the latest plan details and eligibility requirements.


How do I sign up for health insurance?

Enroll during Open Enrollment

Open Enrollment is the time of year when anyone can sign up for a health insurance plan or switch plans. In most states, it starts November 1 and finishes up December 15. You’ll also renew your plan every year during this time period. You can evaluate if you want to stay on the plan you have or make a change. During other times of the year, you can only sign up if you’ve recently lost coverage from a job or had another kind of “qualifying life event.”

Where to sign up

If you’re interested in Oscar, the easiest way to sign up is right here. Start by getting a quote, tell us a little about your health to see which plans we recommend (don’t worry, nothing you say there will impact your price), and follow the enrollment prompts. It takes about five minutes if you don’t qualify for financial assistance and a few more (well worth it) minutes if you do.

If you’re qualified for Advance Premium Tax Credits, you’ll finish the enrollment process on the government marketplace website for your state, which might be New York State of HealthCovered California, or You can also apply directly through these marketplaces to see all the plans from all the insurers in your area.

How to sign up

Having the right information at your fingertips during the enrollment process will help things go smoothly once you start your application. Gather the following information for yourself and any family members who are going to be on your health plan:

  • Full legal name.
  • Date of birth.
  • Social Security number.
  • Immigration information like visa or green card numbers, if applicable.
  • Employment information including the amount each person in your household expects to earn in the upcoming year, employers’ names, addresses, and phone numbers. A copy of your most recent tax return is a good place to find a lot of this information.

When estimating your income, keep in mind that you can update your application during the year if you’re earning more or less than you originally expected. Give your best estimate at the time you apply and check in quarterly if your income is unpredictable.

After you complete your application, you’ll see a confirmation screen that confirms your effective date. This is the date your coverage begins. You don’t owe a payment when you sign up, but you’ll have to pay your first bill in order for your coverage to start on your effective date. If you don’t pay within 10 days of your effective date, your enrollment could be canceled.

You can choose dental or vision insurance separately. You can enroll directly with those insurers or add them on to your application through the marketplace. Keep in mind that you can sign up for dental and vision insurance anytime during the year.

Ready to go? It all starts with getting a free personalized quote or give us a call and talk to a licensed plan guide at 855-672-2788.

Oscar Health health insurance plans

About Oscar
HealthOscar Health offers ACA/Obamacare individual/family plans, small group plans and Medicare supplement plans. Oscar has been focused on one mission – to be a health insurance company centered around the patient, engaging members and guiding them to the right care. 
Simple Plans:
Although they do offer HSA qualified plans, most of Oscar’s plans have affordable copays for most routine care, so you get immediate value from day one. Plus, you can earn rewards just for walking with Step Tracking.
Concierge service:
Oscar reinvented Customer Service with a dedicated Concierge team for every member. You talk to the same people each time, so you get personalized help when you need it. They can help you find a doctor, understand your plan, and save money on care.
Quality care:
Oscar’s network of world-class doctors and hospitals are here to take care of you from head to toe. Use their tools to find a great doctor, book an appointment, have a free Virtual Visit using the app, and get prescriptions fast.
Oscar Health Plans State AvailabilityIndividual Plans:
 Oscar offers their individual/family plans On and Off the exchanges. On exchange plans are offered on the Federal Marketplace and the state exchanges in states with their own exchange. With expansion for 2022, Oscar will offer Individual & Family plans in 20 total states.
 Plans are available in select counties in each state. We are currently appointed to sell Oscar plans in 15 states. Arizona
ColoradoKansas MichiganNew York Oklahoma TexasArkansas
North CarolinaPennsylvania Virginia California
Missouri New Jersey

NOTE: The states above that you can click are states where US Insurance Solutions is currently licensed. Clicking a state link will take you to our page for that state where you can see ALL health plan options we offer in that state.

 Small Group Plans:Beginning October 1, 2020, Cigna + Oscar is a new joint venture providing fully-insured small group health insurance. This partnership is a 50/50 risk sharing arrangement between the two companies.That means your small business will have the best of both worlds:Cigna’s robust provider networks: Employers will have the option to choose from Cigna’s most popular networks, LocalPlus® or Open Access Plus. Both networks include Cigna’s Behavioral Health Network and no specialist referrals.Oscar’s digital and human support: Oscar provides a differentiated member experience to both employers and employees with features like a personalized Care Team, $0 copay virtual urgent care available 24/7, dedicated support and tools for care navigation, and an easy-to-use app. Oscar offers small group plans in the following states:ArizonaCalifornia Georgia MissouriTennesseeOscar Health Plan Benefit Grids by StateIndividual Plans:You can now find downloadable benefit grids/brochures and plan network information for Oscar in each state at this link:
Filter by the state and type of coverage (Individual or Small Group) at the top of the page. The following are the states where U.S. Insurance Solutions is currently licensed:
Florida IowaMichiganNorth CarolinaOklahomaTennessee VirginiaCalifornia
GeorgiaMissouriNebraskaOhio PennsylvaniaTexas Small Group Plans:
You can now find downloadable benefit grids/brochures and plan network information for Oscar in each state at this link:
Filter by the state and type of coverage (Individual or Small Group) at the top of the page. The following are the states where U.S. Insurance Solutions is currently licensed:Arizona – Cigna + OscarCalifornia – Cigna + Oscar Georgia – Cigna + Oscar Missouri – Cigna + Oscar Tennessee – Cigna + Oscar  Oscar Provider NetworksTo find a provider in Oscar’s provider network in your area, please go to their doctor search tool link. If you need help using the tool, you can review their network search tutorial or the finding a doctor demo video.
Here are instructions for Choosing a Primary Care Provider with OscarOscar Prescription Coverage and Formulary InformationTo find a prescription drug in Oscar’s prescription formulary in your area, you will also use their doctor search tool link. From this link, if you are a member, you can login to your member account to do a custom search. You can also do a general search by clicking the “Select a Network” button under “Just browsing?” After clicking this link fill in the information for the year and your state and click “Continue.” On the next page, click “List of covered drugs.” On the next page you can download the list for your state in a pdf document.  Oscar is thrilled to introduce their new Preferred prescription list that will only cost you $3 from day one and is available on almost all Individual & Family plans.*** Starting in 2020, 56% of prescriptions can be filled with a drug (or a close equivalent drug) that costs Oscar members $3 or less. In fact, 82% of their members are either already taking a drug on the $3 list, or they may be able to switch to one.***Available in all states except CA, NJ, and NY. Not applicable for Catastrophic, Small Group, or Medicare Advantage plans.Oscar Member Tools and ResourcesNEW for 2021 Oscar plans to launch its new $0 Virtual Primary Care product in 10 markets in 2021: Miami, FL, Fort Lauderdale, FL, Palm Beach, FL, Houston, TX, Dallas, TX, Austin, TX, Los Angeles, CA, Orange County, CA, Denver, CO, and New York, NY, pending regulatory approval. Virtual Primary Care is the latest addition to the suite of Oscar Care features that provide a personalized experience for Oscar members. All Oscar plans come with: Doctor on Call – Free and unlimited telemedicine, available 24/7. Now with over-the-phone prescription renewals!No referrals, ever – Our plans never require a referral to see a specialist—that means one less trip to a primary care doctor and one less copay. A dedicated Concierge team – As noted above every Oscar member has a team of care guides and a nurse, who are experts on plan benefits and local care options. $ just for walking – Oscar members can earn up to $100 per year in Amazon® Gift Card rewards when they hit their step goals by syncing the Oscar app with Google Fit or Apple Health. Oscar Care, which includes access to Oscar designated virtual primary and urgent providers, offers our members with Individual and Family Plans:Virtual Primary Care: $0, unlimited virtual visits with a dedicated team of Oscar primary care providers. Tier 1 prescriptions, DME, labs, diagnostic imaging orders and initial specialist referrals prescribed by an Oscar Primary Care provider are also $0. Oscar Primary Care also will bring some care directly to members in their homes, by offering $0 vitals monitoring kits and in-home lab draws, when ordered by an Oscar Primary Care provider. NOTE: Not all services above are available in all markets and other restrictions/exclusions may apply.Virtual Urgent Care: 24/7 access to Oscar Virtual Urgent Care Providers at $0 for whenever a member needs to see a doctor quickly.(7) Tier 1 prescriptions and labs are $0 when prescribed by our virtual urgent care providers, too. NOTE: Not all services above are available in all markets and other restrictions/exclusions may apply.Care Teams: Dedicated Care Guides, including a nurse, who know the member’s medical history, help them navigate their plan, and connect them with in-network providers.Oscar Individual and Family Plan QuotesOscar ACA plans are available on the Federal Marketplace and various state exchanges. To see if Oscar individual/family ACA health plans are available in your area and get a free quote, just go to our ACA Quotes page. From there you can run run quotes for Oscar health plans and the other available insurance companies ON the Federal Marketplace and Covered California exchange.  U.S. Insurance Solutions is here to helpRemember, you are NOT in this alone…I am here to help! As your Personal Health Insurance Advisor, my goal is to make your life easier by taking the hassle out of finding the right health plan for your situation and needs.To discuss your health insurance options and make sure you have the best possible health plan for your situation, please go to the link above with the image that says CALL ME and schedule a call with me on a day and time that works for you, and I will call you to review your options. 
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