Building a framework for equity & justice.We founded Oscar because we saw the clear systemic flaws in the American health care system. Flaws that made it too expensive and too inconvenient for far too many Americans to obtain quality health care. We have seen that those barriers to care are worsened by both the conscious and unconscious biases that divide us.
We will continue the important work to realize our goal of being a more equitable and representative health company.
Mario Schlosser, CEO & Co-Founder, Oscar Health, Inc.
One of our company’s values is “Be Transparent.” We take pride in being transparent with our members, and we owe the same to our employees and stakeholders.
We recognize the importance of diversity, inclusion, and belonging efforts in the workplace. We believe that having a diverse employee base will empower our community, drive better business outcomes, and ultimately allow us to better serve our members.
To that end, we have developed Oscar’s inaugural Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging (DI&B) report, providing objective analytics that set a baseline for our company and fuel our commitment to being a more diverse and inclusive employer and health care company.
2020 DI&B Report Highlights
61% of employees are femaleRepresentation of employees who identify as female reached an all-time high in 2020.
13% increase in female leadersIn 2020, female representation in leadership increased year-over-year.
52% growth in ethnic diversityCompany-wide, we saw greater ethnic diversity among our employees than in 2019.
+44% in diverse leadership hiresAmong our 2020 leadership hires, ethnic diversity increased from 40% in 2019.
Giving employees a louder voice.We understand that our employees of color and from historically underrepresented groups bring a unique perspective and lived experience to work with them each day. We are proud that long before this year, we supported and cultivated spaces for employees to be listened to and heard, such as Employee Resource Groups (ERGs). We are continuing to grow these spaces and encourage programming for our community through ERGs, where employees with shared experiences and identities can come together to foster diversity and inclusion.
Being part of Melanin has made me feel more connected to the Oscar community as a whole, but also to our mission of making a healthier life accessible for all.
Herry Pierre-Louis, Product Manager, Product
In 2020, we took additional steps to make sure that all of our employees had an opportunity to be heard and listened to, conducting listening sessions and roundtables where our employees of color were able to speak directly with Oscar leadership, including our CEO. These spaces - and our ongoing dialogue with employees - continue to inform the way we evolve our business, support our employees, and think critically about health issues.
Oscar Employee Resource Groups
ERGs serve as internal forums for discussion, support, and advocacy. These include:
supports employees who identify as a Person of Color (POC) at Oscar.
makes an impact in the communities we serve.
Women In Tech
fosters connections within our community through networking events and programs.
promotes and addresses the needs of parents in the workplace.
empowers LGBTQIA+ people in the workplace.
empowers employees to grow their support network with colleagues and allies.
cultivates an inclusive environment that supports employees and members.
Mental Health Matters
offers mental wellness resources for employees and members.
fosters an inclusive community to bridge generational differences.
Supporting the API Community
We condemn the violence and the xenophobia, racism and hate driving the wave of violence against Asian Americans.
Black Employees & Code-Switching
Why your employees may be suppressing their inner selves to adhere to your company’s “Culture Fit”.
Recognizing the health care needs of Spanish-speaking Americans
We want to honor our Spanish-speaking members, acknowledge their unique health care needs, and explain how we can offer support.