A state initiative to prevent falls by older Ohioans is aiming to warn shoppers of all ages what to look for and how to avoid falling hazards amid holiday shopping.
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.
The federal government reports that the number of people without health insurance in Ohio fell by 47,000 during the past year.
Nearly a billion dollars is on the line in a lawsuit filed by 270,000 Ohio businesses against the stateâ€™s Bureau of Workersâ€™ Compensation.
Ohio is moving to make sure health insurance plans will cover treatment and services for children with autism.
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.”
The report commissioned by the state says some premiums could go up 150 percent.
â€œThe 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.â€ Greg Locraft, Morgan Stanley Insurance Analyst
“This is a serious effort at quarantining government power to its rightful place.”
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.
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.