Chapter 5: Health and Mental Health
Section 5: Health Insurance
The Oklahoma Health Care Authority administers the SoonerCare (Oklahoma Medicaid) and Insure Oklahoma programs. The agency balances this fiscal responsibility with two, equally important goals:
- Assuring that state-purchased health care meets acceptable standards of care;
- Ensuring that citizens of Oklahoma who rely on state-purchased health care are served in a progressive and positive system.
The National Insurance Consumer Helpline is a telephone hotline that offers consumer support for queries and problems relating to insurance needs. Printed materials are also available. Information and materials for auto insurance, health insurance, home insurance and life insurance.
Makes health insurance available to persons with preexisting medical conditions. To be eligible for high risk pool insurance a person must have applied with and been denied insurance by at least two carriers, or been quoted a premium rate higher than that charged in the High Risk Pool plan. A person can also be eligible if they have been accepted for health insurance but only subject to a permanent exclusion of coverage for a pre-existing condition. Others eligible are those having Federally Defined Eligibility, based on the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996, which provided employees a means of continuing or resuming health coverage when current coverage has ended due to loss of work or other factor.
For information on licensed insurance companies, agents, life and health policies, property and casualty insurance, and other insurance matters. Information on Medicare, Medigap policies and Medicaid is provided by the Oklahoma Health Care Authority's SoonerCare Program, 800-987-7767 Voice and 800-757-5979 TTY.