Oklahoma Public Health Association

Affordable Care Act

Resources for Oklahomans

The Oklahoma Policy Institute has published a new fact sheet detailing information about the marketplace. Some important facts to know about marketplace enrollment and health plans include:

  1. Coverage for the health plans begin January 1, 2014.
  2. All insurance plans will have to cover essential health benefits including - doctor visits, hospitalizations, maternity care, emergency room, and prescriptions.
  3. You might be able to get financial help to pay for a health insurance plan.
  4. If you have a pre-existing condition insurance plans cannot deny you coverage.
  5. All insurance plans will be required to show the costs and what is covered in simple language with no fine print. 

Consumers may have the option to choose between four different categories of health plans knowns as medal plans.  These plans will NOT vary in coverage but they will vary in cost, so choosing the right plan depends on how much premium and out-of-pocket costs a consumer is willing to pay.

Beginning October 1st Oklahomans will be able to dial 2-1-1 to get general information about the Affordable Care Act, the Health Insurance Marketplace or to find help locating in-person assistance. Oklahoma Health Insurance Marketplace resources will also be available on-line at www.211Oklahoma.org.

Other available resources include:

Webinars & Teleconferences

Previously Recorded Webinars & Teleconferences

Webcast: "The Affordable Care Act in California: Briefing and Panel Discussion"

Webinar for "Journalists on Medicaid and the ACA: The Impact of State Decisions" from the Kaiser Family Foundation

Webcast: "Briefing on State Preparations for ACA Outreach and Enrollment" from the Kaiser Family Foundation

Webinar: "Implementation of the ACA: What Nurses Need to Know" hosted by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing

Call 1-800-318-2596 (1-855-889-4325 TTY/TDD)
for the 24-hour toll-free consumer assistance for
the Health Insurance Marketplace.
You can also go online at healthcare.gov and cuidadodesalud.gov.

New Consumer Education Campaign

Marketplace.cms.gov: This is our partnership page and has a wide variety of tools and resources to help you help people prepare to apply, enroll and get coverage in 2014. Here you will find:

Learn about the Health Insurance Marketplace & your new coverage options through Obamacare

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