In Ohio, Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) open enrollment is over, but you may still qualify for 2021 coverage.
This website provides information about getting health insurance under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), including new benefits available under The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 and other essentials such as:
For 2021 health plans, Ohio open enrollment has ended. However, you may still be able to purchase health insurance for this year if you qualify for a special enrollment period. For example, if you’ve recently lost your job or income due to the COVID-19 crisis or for any other reason, you might qualify for a 60-day special enrollment period that will allow you to sign up for a new health insurance plan. (See What Happens If I Missed the Enrollment Deadline for 2021?)
To get covered, you can go directly to the online health insurance marketplace for Ohio. If you need personalized help, you can reach out to an enrollment assistant. Most enrollment helpers are working remotely during the COVID crisis.
Where's the Ohio Health Care Exchange?
You can find the health insurance exchange for Ohio at Healthcare.gov. This is where you can learn about the various health insurance options available to you under the Affordable Care Act. If you see a plan you like, you'll be guided through the enrollment process online.
This article explains the costs of health care plans offered under the Affordable Care Act (commonly called Obamacare) for individuals or families who are currently uninsured or not covered by a job-based health plan.
What you'll pay for an Obamacare plan depends on five things:
The level of coverage you choose
Whether you qualify for a subsidy
Where you live in Ohio
Whether you smoke
Read on to learn more about each of these factors.