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Sidecar Health expands Ohio major medical plan offering for employers introducing first dollar coverage for commonly used services

November 17, 2022

Sidecar Health expands plan options for employers to include first dollar coverage for commonly used services

Sidecar Health announced a new plan option available for 1/1/23 effective dates for Ohio employers with 51+ employees. In addition to first dollar coverage for preventive care offered by all Sidecar Health employer plans, employers now have the option to choose a plan that covers frequently sought services with no cost-sharing:

  • Primary care provider visits
  • Telehealth visits
  • Specialist provider visits
  • Mental Health provider visits​
  • Generic Rx drugs

LOS ANGELES, CA., (November 17, 2022) Sidecar Health consumer driven health plans offer robust major medical coverage with first of its kind access and no network restrictions or prior authorizations. Today, the company announced a new plan design option for employer groups in Ohio that provides first dollar coverage for commonly used services including:

  • Primary care provider visits
  • Telehealth visits
  • Specialist provider visits
  • Mental Health provider visits​
  • Generic Rx drugs

“We designed Sidecar Health to offer better access and better coverage, and it’s being rolled out to provide industry shaping benefits to employers based in Ohio. We’re going beyond preventive care to provide first dollar coverage for the most commonly used medical care.” said Patrick Quigley, Sidecar Health Co-founder and CEO.  “As more employers roll out high deductible plans, this new plan design unlocks an additional avenue to removing obstacles, such as not having met a deductible, from getting quality healthcare.”

In addition to the plans already available to employers in Ohio, Sidecar Health identified an opportunity to add additional benefits for employers that are used to co-pay plans. “In designing this plan, it was important to further reduce cost sharing. So, we made sure it enables members to access care with no cost” continued Quigley. The plan has been well received by employers in Ohio.

By empowering members to shop for care and pay for that care at time of service, the Sidecar Health model focuses on lowering administrative costs, not benefits.  “We can still offer very competitive premiums because of the way the model works, while offering better coverage and access. Employers have been shocked at how much we can save them compared to their traditional health plans” said Doug Lynch, Chief Actuary, Sidecar Health.

The new plan is available for effective dates starting on January 1st, 2023.

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Sidecar Health is on a mission to make quality healthcare affordable and accessible to everyone in the US. We believe in a world where you have the freedom to choose any provider, and pricing is understandable and clear. So, we’ve rewired health insurance with a modern, intuitive and tech-forward approach that removes obstacles to excellent care and empowers you with the information you need to make smart decisions about your care.

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