Affordable Ohio Health Insurance Plans
Affordable Ohio Health Insurance Rates – Low Cost OH Health Plans
We provide the guaranteed lowest allowable rates for your 2016 Ohio Health Insurance Exchange plans. Whether you are an individual, family, self employed or uninsured, our expert guidance and experience allows you to compare and learn about the most affordable Marketplace health insurance in Ohio.
We will also help you understand and calculate your free federal subsidy that can reduce your premium. Both subsidized Obamacare and non-ACA plans are available. Enrolling in a new plan takes only 10-15 minutes.
Your free quotes are the best available prices allowed by each carrier. We’ll also discuss and review what impact insurance reform (The Affordable Care Act) will have on your specific situation. While most changes have already gone into effect (such as 100% coverage on preventive services), there will be more changes between now and 2017. Some of these changes could impact your premium or benefits.
Instant online individual and family health insurance Marketplace quotes are provided by a broker/agency with more than 30 years of experience. Our free service is provided by live persons. Inexpensive plans are available, and we’ll find them for you. We represent all of the major companies, such as Anthem Blue Cross, Aetna, UnitedHealthOne, Medical Mutual, Humana, Healthspan (Kaiser), Ambetter, Premier, and Assurant. We work for you. not the insurers. And we never have and never will charge anyone any fees.
By asking for a free quote at the top of the page, quickly, you’ll be able to view, compare or apply for the most affordable high-quality Exchange plans offered to consumers. These rates will be the most competitive prices in the state. You can easily compare different medical plans and apply online, by email, by fax or by mail. And once the policy is approved, we’ll continue to provide our free service. We can assist you with billing, claims or administrative issues. And yes. we also provide dental quotes.
Ohio Open Enrollment For Health Insurance Exchange
Open Enrollment in Ohio for the Health Insurance Exchange began on November 1st 2015 for 2016 effective dates and ends on February 15th. This Marketplace allows you to buy your private individual, family or small business healthcare without risking denial for underwriting reasons. Pre-existing conditions are covered, and no waiting periods or surcharges will be imposed. Projected Exchange enrollment is expected to be higher than last year, despite recent Medicaid expansion.
The effective date of coverage for these policies will be January 1, 2016, unless otherwise requested. However, if you apply after December 15th, it is possible your effective date will be later than January 1st. Although the .Gov website has experienced major delays and glitches, our website offers the same rates and we have had no software issues. We also provide a much easier enrollment process that will save you hours of time and frustration, since we handle the bulk of the work for you.
What Happens If I Miss The Deadline?
Even though Open Enrollment ends, there are still low-cost plans that will provide quality coverage. And actually, many of the top-rated companies (such as UnitedHealthcare) underwrite these plans. For example, short-term coverage can be kept up to 12 months, which provides valuable benefits until the next OE period at the end of the year. The application is short and takes less than 20 minutes to complete. If you need the policy quickly, your wait will likely be less than 24 hours.
Temporary plans have become extremely popular with consumers who do not want to participate in the Marketplace and prefer to purchase simple major medical coverage that provides no frills benefits. Special enrollment periods are offered if you qualify for several exclusions. These are discussed later in the article. However, if your policy does not comply with ACA guidelines, you will be assessed a penalty.
Other benefit-specific policies may be ideal for keeping premiums within your budget after the deadline passes. The range of coverage will vary. First-dollar plans, limited-benefit and more comprehensive policies can be easily compared and designed specifically to fit your needs. Simply ask us about them!
What If I Already Have Coverage?
The new Affordable Care Act (ACA) law does require that you have qualified health insurance that meets specific requirements including the inclusion of essential health benefits. However, if you currently own a plan that was issued on or before March 23, 2010, you can probably keep it (if you wish) and would not have to change. Your employer or existing company can verify its grandfather status.
You may also receive correspondence that you have to replace that plan. If you receive a letter or email indicating that the existing policy will terminate, please contact us immediately, so we can review your options, which may include extending the termination date of the contract. Each carrier has the discretion to either continue or terminate private plans. However, if you need to replace your current policy, we will review your best offers.
Even if preventive benefits (which are now mandatory) are not included and pre-existing conditions are not covered, it still may qualify as a grandfathered contract. If it is an individual policy, you will have options that allow you to retain coverage. Typically, you receive a letter from your company notifying you of the status. In some situations, you can renew the policy until December of 2015 and avoid having to meet ACA requirements.
Inexpensive Health Insurance Plans
Low Cost Ohio health insurance plans are offered through the Marketplace. Anthem Blue Cross, UnitedHealthone, Medical Mutual, Aetna, Kaiser, HealthSpan, Ambetter, and Humana feature budget-friendly policies that are extremely affordable and inexpensive. Premiums for individuals, families, the self-employed or the unemployed will be much cheaper than you realize after viewing some of the plans.
We help you apply and enroll for both on and off-Exchange Marketplace policies. This means you never have to answer medical questions, take a physical, or meet specific underwriting guidelines. Quality benefits are no longer impossible to obtain and the ACA subsidy could pay most or all of your premium payments.
The best health insurance often contains coverages found in more expensive policies. While catastrophic expenses are usually covered, additional benefits such as office visits, prescriptions, preventative exams and lab/X-ray costs are also sometimes included. Most preventive benefits are now covered at 100% with no waiting period.
Recent healthcare reform changes mandated the preventive benefits coverage along with a few other extra items including the elimination of lifetime caps on benefits paid. These extra benefits also apply to high-deductible policies and most other contracts.