For Immediate Release:
October 24, 2022
Bright Health Will No Longer Offer Individual Health Plans to Oklahomans in 2023
OKLAHOMA CITY – Bright Health will stop offering individual health plans in 2023 in all the Affordable Care Act (ACA) markets across the country. In Oklahoma, roughly 14,000 people in Oklahoma, Canadian and Cleveland counties will be impacted by this decision. The Oklahoma Insurance Department (OID) has been monitoring the company’s activities and ensures consumer protection is its top priority.
Earlier this year, members enrolled in impacted plans received a letter from Bright Health informing them that the company was exiting the Oklahoma market in 2023. For more details regarding Bright Health’s decision, please read their press release or visit www.brighthealthgroup.com.
Coverage Remains Effective for the Remainder of Plan Year 2022
Bright Health members can continue to use their health insurance through the end of this year. Members need to continue to pay premiums through the end of 2022 to maintain access to their health insurance benefits and coverage. Members can contact Bright Health member services at 855-827-4448 with any questions or concerns. If you experience difficulties working with the company, please contact the OID at 800-522-0071 or visit www.oid.ok.gov.
New Coverage for Bright Health Members in 2023
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) will move all Bright Health memberships to other companies in the Oklahoma ACA Market using automatic enrollment procedures effective January 1, 2023. Consumers can keep their auto-assigned plan or select another insurance company during the open enrollment period from November 1, 2022, through January 15, 2023. While the auto-assigned plans closely match the benefit plans consumers have with Bright Health, the cost and benefits of these plans will vary. All Bright policyholders will receive a notification about pricing and benefit information regarding their new plans.
If you have questions, please contact the Oklahoma Insurance Department at 1-800-522-0071 or visit our website at www.oid.ok.gov.