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This year’s open registration period for the online healthcare marketplace begins Monday, November 1, and Oklahoma Legal Aid is offering state mariners to help Oklahoma residents evaluate their options.

Legal Aid’s Project Navigator is the result of a federal grant aimed at helping consumers make the right insurance decisions for their families and has provided training and certification to more than 40 mariners across the State. Navigators are ready to answer questions and help consumers with their health insurance decisions. Browsers will not offer any advice or suggestion to consumers and are committed to being impartial. They do not accept payment or gifts and have no interest in insurance companies. To speak to a certified navigator, Oklahoma residents in all 77 counties can call or text 405.313.1780.

Open enrollment, which ends January 15, 2022, allows consumers to purchase new policies and make changes to existing coverage. In order to register for a Marketplace policy after open registration ends, consumers must request a Special Registration Period (SEP).

In addition to providing information on private companies offering insurance in the market, Mariners can help you with SoonerCare, Oklahoma’s Medicaid program, and Medicare.

Fifteen certified mariners are on board at several legal aid offices across the state, ready to help Oklahoma residents understand the fine print of health insurance coverage and take advantage of the open enrollment period. current health care market. This open registration period, which lasts until May 15, allows for new registrations as well as changes to existing coverage.

Legal Aid has 15 navigators on staff, all trained and certified by both the Federal Government and the Oklahoma Insurance Department, and located in the following cities: Altus, Ardmore, Bartlesville, Guymon, Hugo, Lawton, Oklahoma City, McAlester , Muskogee, Norman, Poteau, Stillwater, Tulsa, Weatherford and Woodward. LASO is offering this Marketplace assistance as a result of a federal grant to help people know what types of coverage are available in their area and to purchase such coverage if they wish. *

To find the nearest browser, call 405.313.1780.

The Marketplace is the online platform created to help people buy health insurance through private companies with the benefit of a tax credit for most people who sign up. Companies offering health insurance through the Oklahoma market are Blue Cross Blue Shield of Oklahoma (BSBCOK), Bright Health, CommunityCare Oklahoma (CCOK), Medica Insurance Co., Oscar Health, and United HealthCare (UHC). BCBSOK and Medica offer statewide plans while Bright, CCOK, Oscar, and UHC serve limited areas of the state.