Stats in Your State
If you’re wondering what goes into the pricing of premiums and what the insurance trends in Oklahoma are, take a look at these charts that give an accurate picture of trends over the years. Knowledge is power, especially when it comes to health insurance.
In 2010 and 2011, more than 220,000 children were enrolled in the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), which offers free or reduced-cost health coverage for kids from low-income families. Enrollment in Medicaid is significantly higher, with well over 400,000 kids in the program.
Individual Health Insurance Premiums
For a single health insurance premium, typical rates in Oklahoma run $1,035 annually, on par with the national average. In terms of regional averages, Oklahoma ranks lower than neighbors Arizona and New Mexico and slightly higher than Texas in terms of premiums.
Family Health Insurance Premiums
As opposed to the single premiums ranking on par with the rest of the country, family premiums are more expensive than the national average of $3,962 per year. Oklahoma’s family premiums cost $4,446 — less expensive than Arizona and New Mexico but more expensive than Nevada and Texas.
SAHIE Health Insurance Uninsured
Census Bureau estimates the uninsured population of Oklahoma was 691,408 in 2010. The number of uninsured residents in the state has risen steadily since 2007. Although other states have a higher number of uninsured residents, the population ratio in Oklahoma is markedly high.
Rules in Your State
Health concerns are prevalent among Oklahoma residents due to the high rates of both smoking and obesity in the state. Under the Affordable Care Act, many changes came to this state in terms of health reform. Make sure you understand the rules and regulations surrounding health care, especially in this quickly changing landscape.
As of March 3, 2013, the Oklahoma Temporary High Risk Pool is suspending acceptance of new enrollment applications until further notice. Those enrolled currently will continue to receive coverage. Read more.
Group Coverage Rules
Applicants who apply during the eligibility period cannot be rejected because of poor health.
Alcohol and Your Health Insurance: Rules in Ohio
Insurance companies have differing opinions when it comes to alcohol-related benefits. To protect consumers, each state has rules and regulations regarding this issue. Read on to find out what is covered in your state.
Representatives & Resources in Your State
If you’re a resident of Oklahoma looking to file a complaint or you need a trustworthy go-to when you’re looking for a policy, then you’ve come to the right place. The Simple Dollar has put together this collection of reliable and informative resources; check out the links below to find the assistance you need.
P.O. Box 18650
Oklahoma City, OK 73154-1650
Fax: (405) 530-3433
Phone: (888) 365-3742
This program ensures that state-purchased health care meets standards and that those enrolled are served by a progressive, positive system.
Oklahoma Children’s Health Insurance Program
This site features information on enrolling your child for reduced-cost health coverage.