OPIC’s 2023 Achievements

OPIC has worked hard for consumers throughout the 2023 fiscal year.1 Over the last 12 months, we reviewed almost 1,500 rule, rate, and policy form filings. We saved Texas consumers over $14.7 million by limiting premium increases and obtaining refunds. Indeed, for...

5 Ways to Save Money on Your Health Care

 1. Take advantage of cheaper options How much your medical visits cost depends on what type of doctor you see. Most health plans cover nurse lines, telemedicine, doctor’s office visits, urgent care clinics, and emergency rooms. However, telemedicine and nurse lines...

OPIC’s 2022 Achievements

OPIC worked hard for consumers this past year, reviewing over 1,200 rules, rates, and policy forms. We are a small, 10-person agency, but we did big things in 2022. We saved Texas consumers over $15 million this past year alone, so for every $1 OPIC received from the...

How Cost-Sharing Works in Health Insurance

When you get medical care, you and your health plan share the costs. Your health insurance pays for some of the costs, and you pay for the rest. You will usually pay one, or more, of these:  Premium You pay a certain amount of money each month for your health...

OPIC’s 2021 Achievements

OPIC worked hard for consumers this past year, analyzing over 1,100 rules, rates, and policy forms. We are a small, 10-person agency, but we did big things in 2021. We saved Texas consumers over $11.4 million last year alone, so for every $1 OPIC received from the...