Healthcare Fair – ACA Sign Up Event

The Ohio State University Department of African American and African Studies in collaboration with the College of Social Work is sponsoring an ACA sign up “Healthcare Fair” event at the OSU AAAS Community Extension Center, located at 905 Mt Vernon Ave, Columbus, OH 43203, on December 6, 2017 from 4 to 8pm. The event will host local community health organizations and insurance brokers as they provide counseling and sign up for the ACA. In addition, there will be arts engagement activities for children and adults. Children will be engaged with story-telling and other programming in the CEC library space and adults will be invited to attend an artist reading and talk with artist in residence Alyss Dixson and local Columbus …

LONE UNCOVERED US COUNTY GETS INSURER FOR HEALTH EXCHANGE

The AP reports that only a few months ago, more than “40 mostly rural counties faced the prospect of having no options for their exchanges, but insurers have gradually come forward to fill the gaps.” The article adds that insurers have not considered rural counties attractive “because they usually have a smaller, older customer base and a care provider like a hospital system with a dominant market position,” which “can make it difficult to negotiate payment rates.” Ohio-based insurer CareSource will step up to provide health insurance coverage in Paulding County, Ohio in 2018. The lone county at risk of going uncovered on the federal health law’s insurance exchanges now has an insurer. Read the full article at: http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/A/APFN_US_HEALTH_OVERHAUL_EXCHANGES?SITE=AP&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2017-08-24-13-31-46

Access to Health Insurance Restored in 19 Ohio Counties

Ohio Department of Insurance Director Jillian Froment announced that health options have been restored on the federal exchange in 19 Ohio counties following the withdrawal of other insurers earlier this year. Buckeye Health Plan, CareSource, Medical Mutual of Ohio, Molina Health Care of Ohio and Paramount Health Care are helping ensure coverage is available in these counties on the exchange in 2018. Announcements made earlier this year would have left Ohioans in 20 Ohio counties without access to health insurance. The department is working to restore coverage to the 20th county before insurers must enter contracts with the federal government in late September. You can read more on what options these 5 major health insurers in Ohio are providing in …