How do you enroll in SoonerCare health insurance?


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Eligible individuals are able to apply for SoonerCare health insurance, also known as Oklahoma Medicaid, online on the OKHCA.org website, reports the Oklahoma Health Care Authority. Others need to apply in person at a local office of the Oklahoma Department of Human Services.

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People eligible to apply for SoonerCare online include adults with children under age 19, children under age 19, pregnant women, and those who need family planning or behavior health services, according to the Oklahoma Health Care Authority. To apply online, go to the OKHCA.org main page, select Enroll Online Now under Individuals, click on Apply for Benefits, select I Agree after reading the rights and responsibilities, and click Start. Create an account, and fill in the application form. Have information ready for everyone in your home such as Social Security numbers, birth dates, citizenship, current health insurance and finances. When finished, review the information, and submit the application.

Those who must apply for SoonerCare at an Oklahoma Department of Human Services office include people aged 65 and over, the disabled, the blind, nursing home residents and children in OKDHS custody, advises the Oklahoma Health Care Authority. OKDHS employees are able to provide assistance in gathering needed information and filling out forms. All those who apply for SoonerCare must be Oklahoma residents, be U.S. citizens or qualified aliens, and meet the income and resource standards.

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