December News & Updates from Insure Oklahoma

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Dates to Remember

December 13, 2017: Helpline closed 8:00-11:00.

December 14, 2017: Helpline closed.

December 25-26, 2017: Helpline closed.

January 1, 2018: Helpline closed

January 15, 2018: Helpline closed


In this email...

Helpline Holiday Closings

Christmas: Monday, Dec. 25 and Tuesday, Dec. 26, 2017


New Year's Day: Monday, Jan. 1, 2018


Martin Luther King Day: Monday, Jan. 15, 2018 


CHIP Funding

There will be possible changes coming to the children’s program in the Insure Oklahoma Employer Sponsored Insurance (ESI) plan. The Oklahoma Health Care Authority (OHCA) is able to subsidize a portion  of the insurance premium and provide wrap-around dental coverage for the children because of a program from the federal government. The name of that program is Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP).

CHIP ended on September 30 of this year, but Congress has until the last day in December to renew it. If Congress does not vote to renew CHIP, dental coverage and the insurance subsidies that are paid for the children will end on January 31, 2018.

We are hopeful Congress will renew CHIP.  As of right now, there are no changes to the children’s eligibility. If their eligibility does change, you will be notified in early January.

A letter was sent earlier this month to members with children currently receiving subsidies notifying them of the same information.

For the most up-to-date information about CHIP and any programs changes, please visit