2018 News Releases
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma Offers Enrollment Assistance and Health Insurance Plans Across the State
Tulsa, OK — Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma (BCBSOK) is proud to provide health insurance options to Oklahomans who need the stability and comprehensive coverage of an individual plan, regardless of health status. Once again in 2019, BCBSOK will offer a variety of options on the health insurance marketplace, both on and off the exchange, in every zip code across all 77 Oklahoma counties.
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma Names New Latino Community Outreach Specialist in Oklahoma City
Oklahoma City, Okla. — In an effort to better support Latino communities across the state, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma (BCBSOK) has added a new Latino Community Outreach Specialist to their Oklahoma City office.
Tulsa, OK — Joseph R. Cunningham, M.D., has been selected as the incoming president of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma (BCBSOK), effective Oct. 1. Dr. Cunningham will replace current BCBSOK President Ted Haynes who will retire on Jan. 1, 2019, after a 20-year tenure with Blue Cross and Blue Shield Plans in Oklahoma and Texas.
Oklahoma City, OK — A new dental van dedicated to serving Oklahomans was revealed Friday, Sept. 7 at the 2018 Homeless Alliance’s Sooner Stand Down veteran event. The new dental van, dedicated to providing oral health care services across the state of Oklahoma, was provided by a partnership through the Oklahoma Caring Foundation and the Oklahoma Dental Foundation .
Tulsa, OK — Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma (BCBSOK) is proud to participate as a health insurance option for the 2019 plan year for State of Oklahoma teachers and employees. BCBSOK's BlueLincs HMOTM is the lowest cost HMO option, providing services to members with little to no out of pocket costs.
(Tulsa, Okla.) — Positive Tomorrows has been named the recipient of the Dr. Rodney L. Huey Memorial Champion of Oklahoma Health, the highest honor of the Champions of Health awards. Positive Tomorrows , an Oklahoma City-based non-profit organization, is Oklahoma’s only elementary school and social service agency specifically serving homeless children and their families. As the overall winner, Positive Tomorrows will receive a $15,000 grant, which will be presented at the 2018 Champions of Health Gala on Sept. 27 at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City. Actress and Author Jamie Lee Curtis will be the keynote speaker.
Tulsa, Okla. — Award-winning actress and author Jamie Lee Curtis will serve as keynote speaker at the 2018 Champions of Health Gala, to be held at 6 p.m. on Sept. 27, at the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City.
Making the Health Care System WorkSM , the online digital magazine from Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma (BCBSOK), explores a community-based approach to tackling economic and health disparities in its latest article, “Building Communities for Better Health.”
(OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla.) – Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma (BCBSOK), the region’s health care leader and DispatchHealth , a leading provider of mobile health care, are working together to offer mobile urgent care services to BCBSOK members in Oklahoma City and the surrounding areas. This innovative mobile service will deliver convenient, high-quality urgent care services in the comfort of a patient’s home, work or location of need. Together, BCBSOK and DispatchHealth are pioneering mobile health care to provide coordinated health care services, while improving access to high-value care. The service is available to BCBSOK members at in-network rates.
On Thursday, May 10, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma (BCBSOK) presented Be Smart-Don’t Start Anti-Tobacco Day at Science Museum Oklahoma . Nearly 2,000 guests received free admission to the museum and more than 1,200 students from 15 schools attended, courtesy of BCBOSK.
Oklahoma City, Okla. — Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma (BCBSOK) is proud to sponsor “Be Smart-Don’t Start Anti-Tobacco Day” from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Thursday, May 10 at Science Museum Oklahoma . More than 1,000 students from 17 schools across the state are expected to attend this event. Schools and museum guests will receive free admission, courtesy of BCBSOK.
Tulsa, Okla. — For 15 years, the Champions of Health awards program has honored those working to positively change the health status of Oklahomans through unique and innovative programs. Nominations are now open for the 2018 Champions of Health awards, and individuals, groups and organizations are encouraged to apply online through May 25.
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma (BCBSOK) has launched Making the Health Care System WorkSM, an online magazine that explores hot topics in health care around access, costs, innovation and improving health.
Oklahoma City, OK — Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma (BCBSOK) awarded four Health and Wellness scholarships to high school seniors who participated in the Oklahoma Youth Expo .
Tulsa, OK. — Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma (BCBSOK) has awarded grants to 19 organizations from across the state, through the 2018 Healthy Kids, Healthy Families® (HKHF) initiative.