Ohio Health Insurance

The Ohio health insurance landscape includes many avenues through which individuals and families may buy health care insurance plans. Residents without access to employer-sponsored coverage can shop for health care plans in the private marketplace and through the federal marketplace exchange. Those who are eligible may apply for public health plans such as Medicaid and CHIP.

HealthCare.org offers free health insurance quotes for Obamacare individual insurance plans, and also provides access to short term health insurance, small employer health plans and Medicaid information.

Ohio and the Affordable Care Act

When the Affordable Care Act took effect and required most Americans to buy health insurance coverage, Ohio elected to partner with the federal marketplace, also known as the federal exchange. When residents enroll in ACA-compliant health plans sold through the health insurance exchange, they can apply for income-based financial assistance that helps lower their monthly health insurance premiums and out-of-pocket expenses for healthcare.

Only marketplace plans are eligible for income-based premium tax credits and cost-sharing subsidies. Individuals and families can find both marketplace, on-exchange plans and private, off-exchange plans at HealthCare.org. For those who qualify for financial assistance, HealthCare.org will connect them to the right exchange to complete their enrollment.

The Small Business Health Options Program (SHOP) provides a way for employers with 50 or fewer full-time employees to offer healthcare benefits that meet federal health insurance standards.

Medicaid expansion in Ohio

Ohio is one of many states to have expanded Medicaid to single, low-income adults since Obamacare took effect. Residents that want to apply for Medicaid must meet certain eligibility criteria set by the state.


Ohio Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) provides low-cost health insurance for eligible children.

Get free quotes on Ohio health insurance plans from leading companies, and apply for health care coverage directly online.

Health Information

Ohio has been steadily decreasing its overall healthiness, and this year is ranked as the 40th healthiest state in the country, according to America’s Health Rankings. The list, compiled by the United Health Foundation, measures several health indicators and compares them with the rest of the country. This is Ohio’s lowest position on the ranking in the past 25 years.

What caused the decreased of overall healthiness among Ohioans? Issues like the low immunization of children, high rate of hospitalizations and a remarkably high infant mortality rate helped sink Ohio in the health rankings.



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Insurance and Department of Health Information

Ohio Department of Insurance
50 W. Town Street
Third Floor Suite 300
Columbus, Ohio 43215
Phone: (614) 644-2658

Ohio Department of Health
246 North High Street
Columbus, OH 43215
Phone: (614) 466-3543