Ohio health insurance companies offer affordable medical coverage through the State Exchange and Marketplace. We research and find Individual, family and small business coverage plans at their lowest cost, explain the coverage, and make it easy to purchase the policy that maximizes your subsidy and benefits, and comply with ACA legislation. For applicants that have reached age 65 and are eligible for Medicare, many affordable Supplement and Advantage plans can reduce potential out-of-pocket expenses.
We study deductibles and out-of-pocket expenses to help you compare plans, easily enroll, and get the lowest rates. Shopping for coverage through the federally facilitated marketplace can be challenging and confusing for many persons. With our experience and expertise, we make it easy to view the best choices to meet your specific medical and budget needs.
For 2017 and 2018, the carriers writing healthcare business (persons under age 65) in the Buckeye State are Aetna, Anthem Blue Cross, Ambetter (Buckeye Health Plan), Aultcare, CareSource, Federated Mutual, Freedom Life, Health Plan Of The Upper Ohio Valley, Humana, Medical Mutual, Molina, National Foundation Life, Paramount, Pekin Life, Premier, SummaCare, THP, and UnitedHealthcare.
American Community Mutual stopped writing business in the state many years ago. Other notable carriers, such as HealthSpan, Assurant, and InHealth, previously offered personal coverage through the Marketplace. But excessive claims forced these companies to cease operations, and terminate all existing policies.UnitedHealthcare and Aetna have also discontinued offering Obamacare subsidized plans, although they could return in 2018.
Ohio Companies Offering Senior Medicare Supplement And Advantage Plans
If you have reached age 65, and are eligible for Medicare Parts A and B, instead of a Marketplace plan, you can choose to supplement your Government benefits with a Medigap plan. All carriers in the Buckeye State must be reviewed and approved by the Ohio Department of Insurance. We have listed below many of the popular companies that offer Medicare Supplement and Advantage products. This is only a partial list.
AARP (underwritten by UnitedHealthcare)
We are constantly monitoring companies for rate trends and claims-paying ability, and we always share that information with you upon request. We also provide ratings information from independent resources such as A.M.Best Company, Standard & Poors, Moody's, and Weiss research. The Department of Insurance also provides free online resources that allow us to publish the most recent rate increase (and decrease) requests, complaint ratios of most carriers, and detailed financial data regarding the safety of their operations.
Since each carrier charges different rates in each county, it is not unusual to see significantly lower rates in selected parts of the state. Our job is to determine your needs, find the lowest prices that give you the benefits you are looking for, and recommend the most affordable high-quality healthcare plan for your situation.If you move to a different city or county, we can provide an instant comparison of available plan options.
Rates are mandated by the Department of Insurance, so you receive the lowest prices at all times. If a carrier files for a rate reduction or a consumer rebate, we will help explain the process and how you can quickly benefit by those changes.Typically, Marketplace rates for persons under age 65, are published in September or October. Price change requests are provided to the DOI by June.
Your Zip Code And County Of Residence Matters
Although medical conditions no longer impact premiums, the "servicing area" (where you reside) does. For example, below we have illustrated the monthly rates for a 30 year-old with annual income of $22,000. The least expensive available Anthem plan was selected. Note price differences for different areas:
$45 - 43734 Muskingum County
$56 - 44902 Richland County
$87 - 43357 Logan County
$99 - 45232 Franklin County
$102 - 45429 Montgomery County
$105 - 44223 Summit County
$109 - 45242 Hamilton County
$117 - 44601 Stark County
$135 - 44022 Cuyahoga County
$148 - 43548 Lucas County
Your County of residence is also a major factor regarding available plans, pricing, network providers, and the number of companies registered to offer policies. Specific carriers only offer coverage in certain areas. For example, Summacare Medicare Advantage plans are available only in the Counties shaded blue in the map below. Note: Image provided by SummaCare and is subject to change.
Also, Medical Mutual's rates are more favorable in specific parts of the state. In the Cincinnati area, Medical Mutual offers extremely competitive HSA and comprehensive plan rates. By using our experience and expertise, we will help you identify your best options. Anthem Blue Cross tends to offer competitive prices in most parts of Ohio. Premier and SummaCare feature many low-cost options. Premier's service area is located in Dayton, but also extends South to Warren and Butler Counties. SummaCare services the Northern part of the state.
Need Coverage For Only A Few Months?
If your need is temporary, a short-term plan will be your best option. While many companies offer short-term plans, HCC Life and UnitedHealthcare offer the most affordable options. Typically, temporary coverage costs less (approximately 30%-60%) than comprehensive policies, and applications are often approved in less than 24 hours. Premiums can be paid monthly, and the entire process can be completed online.
Although these types of plans do not cover pre-existing conditions, they are a great fit for individuals and families that only need benefits for less than 12 months. However, they do NOT include "essential health benefits," a signature requirement of the Affordable Care Act.
Dental Plans In Ohio
Although dental benefits can be obtained (pediatric and adult) at the time you purchase medical coverage during Open Enrollment, private plans can be applied for at any time. There also is no prior-coverage requirement. Typically, preventative benefits are covered at or neat 100% (teeth cleanings and semi-annual exams). However, major procedures, such as crowns, bridges, root canals, and dentures, require a copay and deductible to be met.
Currently, the following major carriers offer individual and family policies: Humana, Aetna, UnitedHealthcare, Medical Mutual, Anthem Blue Cross, IHC Group, and National General.
If you would like to quickly view, compare or apply for an Ohio health insurance policy, please enter your zip code in the "Get Free Quotes" section at the top of the page. You can also talk to us live by calling or emailing. The "contact us" button at the top of the page is an additional method to contact us for information regarding companies, plans, rates, or availability in your area.