© Saskia Uppenkamp
Sara Rowghani (VP of Marketing), Joel Klein (Chief Policy and Strategy Officer), Joshua Kushner (Co-Founder), Mario Schlosser (Co-Founder, CEO) and Charlotte Elkin (Behavioral Health Specialist)

Location: Oscar’s office

Oscar – Health insurance is broken. They’re here to fix it.

Founded in 2012
400 employees
Funding $727.5M in 8 Rounds

Healthcare is hard. Health insurance shouldn’t add to that. To address this, Oscar has completely reimagined the role of a health insurer: it won’t just sign you up and ditch you until it’s time to pay a bill. Instead, Oscar makes your healthcare smart, simple, and painless. To do this, Oscar offers plans and benefits that people can understand, online tools that make accessing healthcare easy and intuitive, and tailored service for each of its members. Members can log in on their computer or via the Oscar app to search for a doctor, easily compare their options for care and even schedule appointments. Or they can call their personal concierge team to help them manage their care needs, whether they’re dealing with a chronic condition or need to find urgent care near them. Oscar marries advanced technology and data analysis with meticulous and personal service, all to inform and empower each member to fully manage their health.

This article was published in “the Hundert Vol. 9 – Startups of New York“, December 2016.