Program Helps Small Firms With Health Coverage

Wednesday, October 17th 2007, 4:09 pm
By: News On 6

Small business employees often go without health insurance. Maybe their employer can’t afford it. And, maybe they can’t afford it either. That's where the Insure Oklahoma comes can help. It's a subsidy that pays for 60-percent or more of a small business employee's health insurance premium.

The money for the program comes from the state’s tobacco tax and federal funds. Small businesses with 50 or fewer full-time employees, who meet income requirements, can qualify.

For those who are eligible, the savings are amazing.

"I have a grocery store who has employees that are paying around $6.35/week for unbelievable health insurance in rural Oklahoma. How do you not take advantage of that?" said insurance agent Angela Ritchie.

For more information on Insure Oklahoma, also known as O-EPIC, call an insurance agent, or call Insure Oklahoma at 1-888-365-3742 or check out the website at

The News On 6's parent company, Griffin Communications, LLC has partnered with the Oklahoma Health Care Authority to promote Insure Oklahoma so that more working Oklahomans can afford to have quality health insurance coverage.

Watch the video: Insure Oklahoma