Serving Our Members in 2019
A Message from Our President
Nov. 1, 2018
As open enrollment season starts for many of you, we're proud to once again provide comprehensive coverage across Oklahoma. Whether you get health insurance from your employer, on the individual marketplace or through a broker — at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma, we're dedicated to providing more affordable products and access to helpful tools to make the best choices for you and your family.
Like many in health care, we believe ZIP code is as important as genetic code in deciding a person's health. That's why for us to be most effective, we need to be in each ZIP code through all life stages. Our work doesn't stop here. Many in our communities still can't pay for health coverage. That's why we're investing in ways to make health care more affordable and easier to access for all Oklahomans.
We're strengthening our partnership with doctors, hospitals and care providers to improve quality of care for our members in Oklahoma. We're digging deeper to understand the needs of our members. That's so we can provide peace of mind and empower whole-person health. Since healthier communities make health care more affordable for everyone, we'll keep being a valuable contributor to the communities we share with our neighbors, friends and members of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma.
This is the next chapter of our history of protecting Oklahomans — through it all.
Joseph R. Cunningham, M.D., FACOG
President, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma
CMS Resumes Risk Adjustment Payments
Aug. 6, 2018
BCBSOK is pleased the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced it will resume risk adjustment payments to health insurers. These transfers between insurance carriers are designed to keep costs down and make sure all consumers regardless of health status have access to health insurance and receive the care they need.