Be a Quitter – Prepare Now for the Tobacco-Free Attestation
Did you know people who receive counseling through the Oklahoma Tobacco Helpline while using nicotine replacement products (patches, gum or lozenges) are more than twice as likely to successfully quit tobacco? HealthChoice has partnered with the Helpline to provide five free counseling sessions and free over-the-counter nicotine replacement products to assist our members.
If you use tobacco products and would like to move from the HealthChoice High Alternative or Basic Alternative Plan to the HealthChoice High or Basic Plan with a lower deductible, now is the time to quit so you can attest to being tobacco-free for 90 days. If you were a new hire in 2013, your first year was waived, but you will need to complete the HealthChoice Tobacco-Free Attestation form during the upcoming Option Period.
When you contact the Helpline, a friendly assistant will ask you a few questions. Next, you’ll talk to a Quit Coach who will help you make a plan to quit tobacco for good. With guidance from your coach, you’ll set your quit date and start preparing for a healthy lifestyle change.
You’ll receive information that will help you with your goal, and when your quit date arrives, your coach will be there to encourage you. If you struggle with your quit tobacco plan, Quit Coaches are available to provide extra support to help you succeed.
The Oklahoma Tobacco Helpline operates 7 days a week from 7:00 a.m. to 2:00 a.m. Call toll-free 1-800-QUIT-NOW (1-800-784-8669). TTY users call toll-free 1-877-777-6534. The toll-free number for out-of-state members is 1-866-QUIT-4-LIFE (1-866-784-8454).
Be a quitter and call the Helpline today!