Oscar Health's telemedicine use 5 times greater than health insurance average

Morgan Haefner -

Health insurance startup Oscar Health said telemedicine use among its members is five times higher than the average for the industry, according to its year-end review.

In addition, 82 percent of Oscar's members have set up a web profile to virtually access their team of care guides and nurses and 24/7 free telemedicine benefit.

Oscar said members who use the health insurer's care-routing technology to find a physician have roughly 20 percent lower out-of-network costs per claim than those who don't use the service.

"We constantly strive to improve our digital experience — over the last year we've made a series of incremental updates to help our members reach the care they need at lower costs," Oscar said in its year-end review.

To view the full year-end review, click here.

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