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Severe Ohio Storms Cause Higher Deductibles

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

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.

First Anniversary of $1.2 Billion Hurricane Ike Damage

14, 2009

One year ago today, Hurricane Ike swept across Ohio, leaving behind more than $1.2 billion in damage.

Thousands of Central Ohioans Will Lose Health Insurance

19, 2009

Thousands of Central Ohioans will lose their health insurance provider in early October. Officials at the Ohio Department of Insurance say Physicians Assurance Corporation is bankrupt.

Columbus Audubon Center/Scioto Metro Park Opening Soon

July 12, 2009

The new Grange Insurance Audubon Nature Center will open next month on the banks of the Scioto River near downtown Columbus. The center is one of the first that Audubon has built in an urban setting. It’s the centerpiece of the newest Metro Park in Central Ohio – and an important area for migrating and nesting birds.

Nationwide Cuts 480 Jobs In Latest Layoffs

3, 2009

A Nationwide Mutual Insurance Co. spokesman says the company is laying off 480 people across the country, the latest round of job cuts by the Columbus-based corporation.

Survey Shows More Ohio Children Insured.

16, 2009

A new study shows that, compared to 2004, Ohio now has fewer children without medical insurance. But, more adults lack health coverage. The study was released this morning.

Private Insurance Companies Seek Role in Health Care Debate

22, 2008

The health insurance industry is entering the national conversation over how to heal America’s health insurance problems and help the 47 million Americans who are uninsured – including 1.2 million Ohioans.

Insurance Industry Warns Against “Chop Shops”

Mechanics strip a truck in less than 15 minutes
June 25, 2008

You’d think with Lojack, On-star and global positioning satellites, car thievery would be a dying industry. But experts say its not.

Republicans propose health care plan

29, 2008

There’s a new bill being considered by Ohio lawmakers that’s meant to help more Ohioans afford health care coverage. In fact, backers of the plan say it would cut the ranks of the uninsured in half over the next few years.