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Ohio Obamacare Rates 41% Higher for Individuals and Famlies

It’s official. Ohio Department of Insurance has reviewed the 2014 Obamacare plans and the average rate increase will be 41%. While this is not a surprise to agents who handle many states, this will be a shocker for Ohioans. Ohio has long had some of the most affordable coverage in […]

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Get Low Cost Ohio Health Insurance Quotes Use EasyToInsureME

If you are anything like me, when it comes to health insurance, it seems impossible to find a policy that is affordable. I have spent many hours trying to get a low cost policy for myself as well as the rest of my family. Until recently, there seemed to be […]

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Affordable Anthem Blue Cross Health Insurance SmartSense Plus

SmartSense Plus by¬†Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield offers affordable health insurance with many plan options. The Blue Cross plan has a deductible range of $500-$10,000 with 70/30 coinsurance offered in most states and some states have 50/50 coinsurance. All the affordable plans include instant low office visit¬†copay, three per a […]

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Ohio Health Insurance Transformation

Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor, who also serves as the Director of the Department of Insurance, has disbanded the Ohio Health insurance Care Coverage and Quality Council, saying the Department needs to focus on implementing federal health care reform. She noted, however, that two council subgroups, the Payment Reform Task Force […]

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Individual Health Insurance Reform Intense Debate

When House Republicans voted Friday to block funding for health care reform implementation (see below), it was with the knowledge that most Americans disapprove of the tactic. A new CBS News poll shows 55 percent of Americans disapprove of the defunding effort while just 35 percent support it. The poll […]

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Ohio Health Insurance Dependent Coverage To Age 26

Ohio health insurance Department of Insurance has evaluated Health and Human Services’ interim final rule relating to Dependent Coverage of Children to Age 26 under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and issued guidance to industry and employers on how the federal law will dovetail with Ohio’s current state […]

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Health Insurance Reform State High Risk Pools

In the new health insurance reform law the states are permitted to create their own high risk pools, expand existing pools, or allow the federal government to create and administer the pools for them. The following states will operate their own pools: Alaska, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, […]

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Ohio health insurance and The Jewish Hospital

Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield of Ohio health insurance and The Jewish Hospital have reached agreement to extend their contract. This agreement reaffirms the importance of both quality and affordability in health care and Anthem’s and The Jewish Hospital’s commitment to meeting the community’s health care needs. The Jewish Hospital […]

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Ohio hospital system says it won’t hire smokers

Joining many other companies in the country an Ohio hospital says no to hiring workers that smoke. Summa Health Systems in Akron announced this year that all new employees must not smoke and must agree to a urine analysis before hire. Other hospitals have taken the same steps and this […]