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Public Health Emergency (PHE) Updates

The COVID-19 Public Health Emergency (PHE) has temporarily allowed for Oklahoma Medicaid, or SoonerCare, members who are no longer qualified for SoonerCare coverage to continue receiving benefits.

SoonerCare members should take time to think about their healthcare needs and plan in case their SoonerCare coverage ends. The PHE is expected to end in the coming months and members that no longer meet the eligibility requirements for SoonerCare will lose their coverage. Members that are no longer eligible will receive a letter notifying them of the date their coverage will end. They will receive another notification 45 days prior to their coverage ending, and another one 10 days before it ends. Oklahomans who are no longer eligible for SoonerCare at the end of the PHE may be eligible for coverage through the Federal Health Insurance Marketplace.

It is important for all SoonerCare members to make sure their information is up to date as soon as possible. Updating your information will let the Oklahoma Health Care Authority (OHCA) know whether you are still eligible, and will allow them to notify you before you lose coverage. Members who are still eligible but have not updated their information could also lose their benefits. We encourage all members to confirm that their information and documentation is up to date as soon as possible. 

Information that may need to be updated includes:

  • Household income
  • Contact information (address, phone number, etc.)
  • Number of people living in your household
  • Missing documents

If you receive a letter or email from OHCA saying there is missing information on your SoonerCare account, please respond right away by updating your account at MySoonerCare.org. If you have any issues updating your account, a My OK Plan navigator can help. Call or text (833) 465-7526 for technical assistance.

FREE SoonerCare (Oklahoma Medicaid) for Adults Age 19-64, Started July 1, 2021

SoonerCare expansion to low-income adults (with or without children) started on July 1, 2021. This means free medical coverage for Oklahomans in these income ranges:

Persons in Household Weekly

Every
2 Weeks 

Monthly Yearly
1 $363 $727 $1,564 $18,768
2 $489 $979 $2,106 $25,272
3 $616 $1,232 $2,650 $31,800
4 $742 $1,485 $3,192 $38,304
5 $868 $1,737 $3,735 $44,820
6 $994 $1,989 $4,278 $51,336
7 $1,121 $2,242 $4,821 $57,852
8 $1,247 $2,494 $5,363 $64,356

 

For other household sizes and FAQs, click HERE

For other self-employed and independent contractors, income is “net” after business deductions. Unemployed and $0 income adults may qualify even if they do not have children. There is no “work requirement.”

Apply for SoonerCare benefits at MySoonerCare.org or call 1-800-987-7787. There are no health questions on the application. Medical and behavioral health coverage is included. Pre-existing conditions are covered for future treatment. Sign up to have coverage before you need it! There is no retroactive coverage for previous bills.