Claim Your Coverage empowers Oklahomans to gain health coverage from any and all available sources while providing unbiased opportunities for education and enrollment.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) fund “navigators” to help people learn about, shop for and enroll in health insurance plans through the Health Insurance Marketplace. In the Tulsa and surrounding area, CSC’s 2-1-1 Helpline provides navigator services, with trained service specialists available every hour of every day.
Visit www.healthcare.gov or call 1.800.318.2596 to learn more and begin the process
The site features informational videos and easy-to-use tools that help you decide which type of insurance coverage is best for you and your family
Create an account and fill out simple forms to begin the application and eligibility process. Live chat is available on the site as well
For the same information in Spanish, visit www.cuidadodesalud.gov or call 1.800.318.2596
Contact 2-1-1 for help finding a local agency to provide you with in-person assistance from a Marketplace Navigator in completing your application, evaluating your options and enrolling in an insurance plan
Claim Your Coverage is utilized by community partners to encourage health insurance enrollment. Claim Your Coverage enrollment events are facilitated by Morton Comprehensive Health Services, with three events scheduled during the 2015-2016 open enrollment period.
Tulsa Health Department
Tulsa Regional Chamber
Community Care of Oklahoma
Indian Health Care Resource Center
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma
Oklahoma State University- Medical Center
Morton Comprehensive Health Services
Tulsa City-County Library
Hillcrest Health System
Community Health Connection
Sprouts Child Development Initiative
Child Care Resource Center
St. John Health System
Schnake Turnbo Frank
Provide residents with relevant information in English and Spanish which is pertinent to their specific needs including immigrant qualifications and enrollment, Native American benefits and enrollment, re-enrollment in Marketplace plans and low income and no income resources and options.
Help residents understand Marketplace and health insurance concepts and terminology so as to empower them to initiate enrollment.
Help Social Service and Healthcare community partners understand health insurance through the Marketplace and the community’s barriers to enrollment to help educate their consumers.
Create and distribute materials informing Tulsa County residents of their options for health insurance coverage and the means for seeking additional information and assistance.
Before the 2013-2014 Affordable Care Act (ACA) open enrollment period began, Tulsa area stakeholders gathered in a round table discussion and made the commitment to participate in a politically neutral event to increase health insurance coverage in Tulsa County. Stakeholders gathered to express how organizations from both public and private sectors could structure their collaborative efforts to reach Oklahomans most in need. The consensus of the stakeholders was the need to organize a large event to assist the uninsured with the every aspect of the enrollment process, from creating an email address to selecting the best plan for their individual or family needs. A true grassroots approach to reaching the citizens of Northeastern Oklahoma emerged in the 2013-2014 open enrollment period, an activity coined Marketplace Monday (MPM) was deployed across Tulsa County.
Four locations across Tulsa County opened their organizations for interested consumers to come and ask questions or enroll in insurance through the Marketplace at healthcare.gov. Attendance greatly exceeded partners’ expectations with nearly 700 attendees and 169 individual and and family enrollments in healthcare plans. Many families proudly walked away with health insurance plans for the first time in their lives.
Participating Tulsa County Marketplace Monday locations included Hicks Park, Morton Comprehensive Health Services Lansing Campus, Thorton YMCA, and Zarrow Public Library.
2-1-1 can also help you connect with a local agency that can provide you with in-person assistance from a Marketplace Navigator in completing your application, evaluating your options, and enrolling in an insurance plan. Click here to access an online resource database. Enter your zip code and use the search term “Affordable Care Act” to see which participating agencies are closest to you.
READ MORE about the Affordable Care Act and our navigator services. More information about the Marketplace is available through the Oklahoma Primary Care Association: www.okpca.org/marketplace or 405.424.2282
The Marketplace is an insurance plan exchange that allows people to compare various types of insurance coverage side-by-side to determine which plan is best for them and their family.
Through the Marketplace, you can also determine if you are eligible for programs to lower the cost of your insurance coverage. You may be eligible for a Special Enrollment Period outside of Open Enrollment. American Indian/Alaska Native populations can enroll at any time. Others can qualify for a Special Enrollment Period if they have incurred certain life change events such as getting married, having a baby, or loss of credible insurance coverage.