For Immediate Release:
August 28, 2023
Consumer Alert: Friday Health Plan Members Must Enroll in New Health Insurance by August 31 to Avoid a Gap in Coverage
Nearly 4,000 Members Have Not Selected a New Plan
OKLAHOMA CITY – The Oklahoma Insurance Department (OID) urges members of Friday Health Plans of Oklahoma (FHP-OK) to sign up for a new plan before August 31 to prevent a gap in coverage. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) reported that 3,790 FHP-OK members have not selected a new plan. These members have only four days to choose a new health insurance plan before their current coverage ends.
“I’d like to remind Friday Health Plans members that they don’t have to do this alone,” Insurance Commissioner Glen Mulready said. “Our team is here to help make this transition as smooth as possible and find an affordable replacement. We also encourage the insurance industry and Oklahomans to reach out to their customers and neighbors to spread the word and help people stay covered.”
Commissioner Mulready placed FHP-OK in receivership in June, ending coverage for all FHP-OK customers on August 31, 2023. This action was taken due to the declared insolvency by the company earlier this year.
Below are IMPORTANT DATES to keep in mind:
|August 31||Last Day to Enroll Without a Gap in Coverage|
|August 31||All Friday Health Plans Policies Are Terminated|
|October 30||Last Day of Special Enrollment Period|
For more information regarding FHP-OK, please call the OID Consumer Assistance Division at 1-800-522-0071 or visit oid.ok.gov/fhpok.