The Oklahoma Insurance Department (OID) announced this week which health insurance companies will offer plans in the Oklahoma Affordable Care Act (ACA) Marketplace for 2022.
Two new insurers will join the Marketplace next year, giving Oklahoma consumers more health insurance options. Starting this year, consumers will also have an extra 30 days to make plan selections during the ACA open enrollment period for individual health insurance plans from Nov. 1, 2021, through Jan. 15, 2022.
“I’m excited to offer more options for Oklahoma consumers who do not have health insurance through their employer, Medicare or Medicaid,” Oklahoma Insurance Commissioner Glen Mulready said. “Oklahoma had only two plan options when I was first elected, and now we will have eight options in 2022. I am a firm believer in the free market and that competition drives down cost and encourages innovation and efficiency. This news is a clear indicator of a more stable, competitive market and illustrates the work we are doing at the OID to encourage new companies to offer more products to all Oklahomans.”
The same six insurers that offered individual health plans on the 2021 Marketplace will return for 2022 — Blue Cross Shield of Oklahoma (BCBSOK), Bright Health, Medica Insurance Company, Oscar Health, UnitedHealthCare (UHC) and CommunityCare Oklahoma (CCOK).
In 2022, Centene/Celtic DBA Ambetter in Oklahoma and Friday Health Plans will join the existing six carriers. BCBSOK and Medica offer statewide plans, while the others will be found in selected areas in Oklahoma.
Plan options, monthly premium and total annual out-of-pocket costs for 2022 will publish at www.healthcare.gov/see-plans/ later this month upon release of this information by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
For questions about other insurance issues, contact the Oklahoma Insurance Department at 1-800-522-0071 or visit the website at www.oid.ok.gov.