Insure Oklahoma companies steel themselves for program’s demise
Key health care reform mandates that loom Jan. 1 threaten to end Oklahoma’s premium assistance program for low-income employees of small companies.
CHICKASHA — At 92 employees, Cimarron Trailers falls among the ranks of U.S. employers — those with 50 or more full-time equivalent workers — who, starting Jan. 1, must provide health insurance to employees or face steep annual penalties under health care reform.
Cimarron, which makes custom aluminum stock trailers in Chickasha that are sold nationwide, has offered group health insurance since it opened in February 2004.
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