Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma, United HealthCare, and Community Care continue to be the top three carriers for small group plans in Oklahoma. Blue Cross discontinued four plans but added five new options, including two new HDHP/HSA plan options for 2019. Aetna has discontinued all but two fully insured small group plans, though they continue to offer underwritten level-funded plans.
The State Chamber of Oklahoma is now offering an Association Health Plan underwritten by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma to its members. These plans were just announced last week, so we’re still evaluating the coverage and price, but don’t anticipate this plan will be significantly better or less expensive than what’s available in the standard market.