August 6, 2007
Contact: Jo Kilgore, Public Information Manager, (405) 522-7474.
Oklahoma City Agent Liaison Joins O-EPIC
OKLAHOMA CITY – The Oklahoma Health Care Authority announced today that Yvonne Marsh, an
O-EPIC agent liaison, has successfully helped agents sign up more than 50 businesses across the state.
The Oklahoma Employer/employee Partnership for Insurance Coverage (O-EPIC) is an innovative program Oklahoma has created to bridge the gap in health care coverage for many working Oklahomans. Oklahoma has one of the highest uninsured rates in the country; 42 percent of businesses with fewer than 50 employees do not offer health insurance coverage. Under O-EPIC’s employer-sponsored insurance program, premium costs are shared by the state (60 percent), the employer (25 percent) and the employee (15 percent).
An experienced insurance professional, Marsh will provide information about O-EPIC and help agents enroll businesses and employees in the program. She is part of the O-EPIC agent liaison team whose mission is to travel throughout the state to recruit agents and assist them in the enrollment process. Marsh can be reached by calling (405) 923-3314 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
O-EPIC also has an Individual Plan for people who can’t access O-EPIC through their employer, including those who are self-employed or may be temporarily unemployed. They can buy into a limited benefit program directly through the state, with premiums based on a sliding scale depending on income. More information about O-EPIC is available online at www.oepic.ok.gov.