Press Release

5/15/20
For Immediate Release 

Media Contact: 
Katelynn Burns, Sr. Public Information Representative
405-522-7266  |  katelynn.burns@okhca.org  

Jonathan Cannon, Sr. Director of Communications
405-517-1797  |  jonathan.cannon@okhca.org 

 

Oklahoma Health Care Authority Suspends Premiums for Insure Oklahoma Individual Plan Participants

OKLAHOMA CITY — The Oklahoma Health Care Authority today announced it has suspended premiums for Insure Oklahoma Individual Plan participants in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Premiums will be suspended for at least April, May and June 2020.

“We know many are experiencing difficult times due to the economic effects of COVID-19, and we are committed to protecting health care coverage for our members,” said Kevin Corbett, OHCA CEO. 

Oklahoma has demonstration authority to waive premiums for individual plan populations in the event of financial hardship, such as the current COVID-19 public health emergency.

Members do not need to take any action at this time. Coverage will not be interrupted. Members should look for communication in their online accounts in the coming days for additional details.

Insure Oklahoma members may call 888-365-3742 with questions. To learn more about how OHCA is responding to COVID-19, visit www.okhca.org/COVID19

 

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About the Oklahoma Health Care Authority

The Oklahoma Health Care Authority administers two health programs for the state. The first is SoonerCare, Oklahoma’s Medicaid program. SoonerCare works to improve the health of qualified Oklahomans by ensuring that medically necessary benefits and services are available. Qualifying Oklahomans include certain low-income children, seniors, the disabled, those being treated for breast or cervical cancer and those seeking family planning services. The second program OHCA operates is Insure Oklahoma, which assists qualifying adults and small business employees in obtaining health care coverage for themselves and their families. Currently, there are 827,657 Oklahomans enrolled in OHCA’s programs. The agency contracts with a network of approximately 60,000 providers. For more information, visit www.okhca.org or www.insureoklahoma.org.