According to a news release today from the Ohio Department of Insurance, 19 counties in Ohio will have access to individual health insurance coverage in 2018 from the following insurers: Buckeye Health Plan, CareSource, Medical Mutual of Ohio, Molina Health Care of Ohio, and Paramount Health Care.
The 19 counties are: Coshocton, Crawford, Guernsey, Hancock, Harrison, Hocking, Holmes, Jackson, Knox, Lawrence, Logan, Morgan, Muskingum, Noble, Perry, Van Wert, Vinton, Williams and Wyandot. ODI estimates that approximately 11,000 Ohioans purchase coverage through the health care exchange in those counties.
COMPANY COVERAGE BREAKDOWN BY COUNTY
- Buckeye Health Plan: Harrison, Logan, and Van Wert
- CareSource: Guernsey, Jackson, Lawrence, Morgan, Muskingum, Noble, Perry, and Vinton
- Medical Mutual of Ohio: Crawford, Knox, Hocking, and Hancock
- Molina Health Care of Ohio: Coshocton, Hancock, and Holmes
- Paramount Health Care: Williams and Wyandot
Details regarding the types of plans that will be available, as well as the rates that will be charged will be released at a later time.
In order to sell coverage on the federal exchange, insurers are required to sign contracts with the federal government by late September.
Questions? Contact Cornerstone today for details.
Access to Health Insurance Restored in 19 Ohio Counties