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Copyright 2011 -- Collinsville, Oklahoma

Collinsville Chamber of Commerce
April 7, 2011
Insure Oklahoma
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2011 Chamber Officers

Pres: Traci Conley
VP: Jim Dolton
Sec/Tres: Billie Francis
Pres. Elect: Bill Johnston

Directors (2011-2013):
Christine Wilson (Hometown Insurance Agency)
DonHutinson (Verdigris Valley Electric Coop)
Misty Maxwell (Soiree)

Directors (2010-2012):
Marilyn Hardacre
Beth Ann Langston
Anne Stribling

Directors (2009-2011):
Nichole Landrum
Ted Wright
Stacy Brown

1-Year Directors:


Honorary Board Members:
Pam Polk (City Manager)
Stan Sallee (Mayor)
Terry Due (School Supt.)
John Smaligo (Tulsa Co. Comm.)
Earl Sears (Stare Representative)
Rick Brinkley (State Senator)

Tobacco Taxes Help Subsidize Health Insurance For Some Small Businesses & Individuals

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We are an active part of the communities we serve because they are the places we call home. The members we serve live, work and play in the lush rolling hills of northeastern Oklahoma.

Headquartered in Collinsville, Oklahoma, VVEC is a distribution electric cooperative. We provide electric service to residential, commercial and industrial consumers through more than 32,000 meters and more than 4,500 miles of electric line in portions of Nowata, Osage, Rogers, Tulsa and Washington counties.

Among the 26 electric cooperatives operating in Oklahoma, VVEC is the third largest based on the number of meters served by the co-op. Ninety-two employees cover the Cooperative’s more than 3,200-square mile service territory daily maintaining the electric system and providing consumer-oriented service.


Representatives from "Insure Oklahoma" presented details on the state programs to members and guests at the monthly meeting of Collinsville's Chamber of Commerce Thursday.

The employer sponsored insurance plan provides small employers with premium subsidies to help buy health insurance for low to moderate income employees. And a separate program for qualified low income individuals is "self insured" by the program for health care.

The Oklahoma Health Care Authority administers the SoonerCare (Oklahoma Medicaid) and Insure Oklahoma programs. Their vision is for Oklahomans to enjoy optimal health status through having access to quality healthcare regardless of their ability to pay. The eligible gross income range is as low as $21,780 for a single self employed family of 1 and up to $65,740 for two employed workers with a family size of 6. Employees must be between the ages of 19 and 64 and contribute at least 15% of premium costs. Some children and spouses may qualify also. Pre-existing conditions are covered.

Of the 35,000 original funded plans, only about 3000 are still available. It is estimated that 500,000 Oklahomans have no health insurance.

The Chamber met at American Bank of Oklahoma the April luncheon sponsor.