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Ohio Not Among Most Risky States To Insure

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Storm damage in Columbus' Clintonville neighborhood.
10:53AM
September
17, 2014

If you’re afraid of natural disasters, there’s good news: Ohio ranks in the bottom 10 for states at risk for them. The bad news is, if you were planning to retire in Florida, you’d then be headed to the riskiest state of all.

More Ohioans Get Health Insurance

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The number of Ohioans without health insurance dropped by 47,000 over the past year.
10:19AM
September 17, 2014

The federal government reports that the number of people without health insurance in Ohio fell by 47,000 during the past year.

Ohio Businesses Sue BWC For Insurance Overcharges

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Thousands of Ohio businesses take the Bureau of Workers Compensation to court for charging too much for insurance.
9:20AM
June
10, 2014

Nearly a billion dollars is on the line in a lawsuit filed by 270,000 Ohio businesses against the state’s Bureau of Workers’ Compensation.

Ohio Insurance Plan To Help Children With Autism

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Ohio is moving to make sure health insurance plans will cover treatment and services for children with autism.
3:47PM
December
21, 2012

Ohio is moving to make sure health insurance plans will cover treatment and services for children with autism.

“Med Home” Health Care Model Promises Coordinated Care

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Filling out medical paperwork and keeping track of appointments can be confusing. "Med Home" care tries to ease the burden with a "care coordinator."
7:30AM
October
31, 2011

A lack of coordination is a continuing criticism of the health care industry. A new model emerging in Ohio and around the country uses a “care coordinator.”

Report: Health Care Law Could Make Ohio Premiums Skyrocket

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Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor, also Ohio's point-person on insurance matters, says federal health care changes will have widespread and expensive impacts.
9:01AM
September 21, 2011

The report commissioned by the state says some premiums could go up 150 percent.

Global, National Disasters Affect Local Insurance Rates

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Damage from an EF4 tornado in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. A series of tornadoes struck the South during a three-day period in April. The Tuscaloosa tornado hit April 27, 2011.
5:00AM
September
13, 2011

“The idea that the [insurance] industry is going to reduce rates to consumers is wishful thinking given that the amount of losses has been at record levels.” Greg Locraft, Morgan Stanley Insurance Analyst

Tea Party Moves to Exempt Ohio From Health Care Mandate

3:08PM
July
7, 2011

“This is a serious effort at quarantining government power to its rightful place.”

Severe Ohio Storms Cause Higher Deductibles

12:00AM
August
5, 2010

Some insurance customers may be surprised to find their deductibles going up even if they never filed a claim for hail and wind damage. The rate hikes are not new but as Ohio experiences more hail storms more insurance rates could go higher.

New Law Caps Health Costs for Pre-Existing Illness

12:00AM
January
4, 2010

A new state law forces health insurance companies to make coverage more affordable to Ohioans who have expensive illnesses like cancer. The new law will cap the amount Ohioans with pre-existing illnesses can be charged for private insurance. Ohio Public Radio’s Jo Ingles talked with the head of the Ohio Association of Health Plans. Kelly McGivern explains why this change could mean many Ohioans will end up paying more for health care coverage. Click the play button to hear the interview.