The Norman Transcript

April 25, 2013

Consumer-driven health plan suggested

Associated Press
The Associated Press

OKLAHOMA CITY — Officials in Oklahoma say there are no plans to move Oklahoma workers to an insurance exchange.

Officials are instead recommending that the Legislature make funding for a consumer-driven health insurance plan a funding priority for the state to give state workers and retirees more control over their health insurance needs and to stabilize health insurance costs.

A study of the employee insurance and benefit plan for state workers says health savings accounts funded by the employer and employee could be used to pay day-to-day medical expenses while a high deductible, low-premium catastrophic insurance policy would cover large expenses.

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