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BCBSOK For Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Posted on: October 21st, 2011 by ymedina No Comments

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and health insurers across the nation are working to get the word out on breast cancer education.  BlueCross BlueShield of Oklahoma, which provides health insurance in Oklahoma, has put together a convenient checklist of risk factors every woman should be aware of when learning about breast cancer. According to […]

Teacher Health Insurance Lacking in Oklahoma

Posted on: July 19th, 2011 by ymedina No Comments

Oklahoma health insurance for teachers has always been a hot topic, but recently in Oklahoma City, a budget was approved to only fund teachers’ health insurance for 10 months out of the year, rather than a full 12.  The Oklahoma Board of Education claims they have voted to fully fund teacher’s health insurance but the […]

Oklahoma Health Insurance Receives New Center

Posted on: June 25th, 2011 by ymedina No Comments

Oklahoma health insurance companies are finding out that Blue Cross Blue Shield of Oklahoma (BCBSOK) has opened up its new sales center employing 48 people.  They plan on employing around 100 people over the next three years according to the insurer. This is good news for Oklahoma since BCBSOK believes the center will have an […]

Cheaper Alternative to COBRA

Posted on: February 8th, 2010 by JPAL No Comments

For many American families, COBRA coverage is still too expensive even with the current COBRA subsidy which is temporarily in place.  The COBRA subsidy program pays 65% of the monthly premiums for up to 15 months, but still can require a substantial monthly expense, as the average family of four still pays on average $389 […]

Health Insurance For Children Expanded

Posted on: August 6th, 2009 by JPAL No Comments

Despite the fiscal crisis being experienced nationwide, 14 states found money this year to increase health insurance coverage for an additional 250,000 children nationwide. The states took advantage of $33 Million that was appropriated by Congress when it reauthorized the Children’s health insurance program (CHIP) back in February. the 14 states that are expanding their […]

Health Insurance For Low Income Families

Posted on: July 13th, 2009 by JPAL No Comments

Many states have state sponsored health insurance plans that are designed for “the working uninsured”.  Generally the monthly premiums of these plans are subsidized by the state and in order to qualify, applicants must have household income levels that don’t exceed 200% of federal poverty level, and being a resident of the state.  Each state […]

Oklahoma Health Insurance Tax Break

Posted on: February 20th, 2009 by ymedina No Comments

Even though individual health insurance rates are rising across America, it’s not all bad news for one state! A KFSM News report says that a tax credit may be in the future for purchasers of Oklahoma health insurance. If the state legislature passes the proposal, individuals will be able to deduct the full cost of […]

Top Oklahoma Health Insurance Plans

Posted on: December 8th, 2008 by JPAL No Comments

In the 2008 US News and World Report health plan rankings report, only three Oklahoma health plans were ranked.  In addition, none of the three fared particularly well.  The top ranked health plan for Oklahoma residents according to the report was Aetna Health, which ranked 174th nationally and only received two stars of a possible […]