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ohio health insuranceHyers & Associates is an independent insurance agency located centrally in Columbus, Ohio. We serve the entire state. Our brokers will assist you with individual, family, small business and large group health insurance plans both on and off the federal exchange.

As you probably know, health insurance has become a lot more complicated. Each situation is unique and there’s not a one-size fits all plan. We have provided links below to some of our most popular carriers, but to do this right, we’ll want to talk with you. Consultations and enrollments cost you nothing with us – so please contact us before if you’re not sure about your options.

Click on the company logos/links below to view personal quotes!

Medical Mutual of Ohio

  • Largest Ohio Network
  • Health Savings Accounts
  • Farmers Bureau Coverage
  • Stand Alone Dental & Vision
  • Competitive Premiums

Anthem BCBS Plans

  • Short Term Insurance
  • Popular Maternity Plans
  • Great Preventive Care
  • HSA and Dental Insurance
  • Copay and Coinsurance Options

Humana Health Insurance

  • Large Nationwide Network
  • Health Savings Accounts
  • Individual & Family Plans
  • Stand Alone Dental & Vision
  • Large Cincinnati Network

United Healthcare Plans

  • Affordable Monthly Rates
  • Short Term Insurance
  • Health Savings Accounts
  • Dental and Vision Coverage
  • ACA Compliant Coverage

Ohio Health Insurance Exchange Plans From Brokers

At no additional cost, we provide the links above for quoting and direct enrollment for our clients. Group and small business quote requests can be obtained by contacting us and speaking with our brokers who specialize in group insurance plans.

We are licensed and certified to offer health insurance coverage in Ohio both on and off the federal exchange. We help our clients who qualify for tax credits (based on income) navigate the federal exchange to find suitable plans fitting their needs and budget. We also help those who wish to enroll off the exchange in order to avoid penalties and stay compliant.

There are a few new companies offering health insurance coverage in Ohio, including: CareSource, Molina, Ambetter & Oscar. They operate primarily on the exchange and do not provide direct links. We can help you compare and contrast these new options and enroll direct. There are no additional costs to use our services – your rates stay the same. Contact is for a free consultation.

Short Term Health Insurance Coverage In Ohio

There are several reasons you might need short term health insurance coverage in Ohio. Most often, it’s simply to fill in a small gap before permanent coverage begins a few months later. Other times, it’s used as a less expensive alternative to ACA plans. Either way, we can help.

Depending on your needs, short term plans can be purchased for several months. In fact some companies are now offering plans that will last for two to three years. This means you only need to pass medical underwriting once and then your plan will be effective for that entire duration. It’s wise to have a short term plan end on the calendar year in case you’d like to use the Open Enrollment window to purchase an ACA policy.

It’s important to know that losing short term health insurance is not considered a qualifying life event here in Ohio. If your health changed and your policy ended in June, then you may not be able to renew it. And you would have to wait until the fall for Open Enrollment to purchase an Affordable Care Act plan. If you are outside of the Open Enrollment window, you will need proof of a QLE in order to purchase permanent coverage. Moving from one state to another is considered a QLE, but your coverage may not start right away. A short term plan can fill in any gaps you may encounter.

Why a short term policy? First off, they are usually much less expensive than most ACA plans. And secondly, these plan are very comprehensive. Many offer preventive care, doctor’s office copays, and prescriptions coverage. Policies can be found with annual maximums of one to two million dollars. They are great for those who are in good health and want to keep their rate down.

Who doesn’t short term insurance work for? This coverage won’t work for those with health issues or significant preexisting conditions. They are medically underwritten which means you can be turned down. They don’t cover maternity coverage and some other items that ACA plans will. You’ll want to discuss your situation with us before purchasing this coverage. And if you qualify for a large tax credit, then an ACA plan can be your cheapest option.

Small And Large Group Health Insurance Coverage

Ohio Health InsuranceWe help both small and large groups compare and purchase group health insurance for their employees. We also help with ancillary coverage like dental, vision, life and disability.

We can help groups of all sizes find the most affordable options by working with several carriers simultaneously in order to negotiate the best rates. We’ll also let you know about any group discounts that might be available.

The Affordable Care Act requires companies with 50 or more full-time employees to offer comprehensive health insurance. There is a lot to navigate with this ever-changing law. Whether it’s penalties, tax-credits, the Cadillac tax or or employer mandates, our experts will help your group find affordable coverage while remaining in compliance with the ACA.

There are several ways to lower and reduce any penalties your group might face for not providing health insurance. We help our clients find plans that can avoid all ACA penalties – or just the largest ones. Group health insurance can be expensive, but there are several ways to reduce this burden. We can help you explore self-funded plans, secondary payer coverage, HSA and HRA plans, Multiple Employer Welfare Arrangement (MEWA) policies and several other strategies to keep your insurance affordable.

We are having a lot if success using MEWA plans to reduce rate for our groups that are 50 and under. They plans are medically underwritten and can in some cases be 20%-40% less than traditional ACA plans. Anthem, United Healthcare, and Medical Mutual all offer MEWA plans. They are a much more affordable option for many small groups insurance plans here in Ohio.

Health Savings Accounts – HSA Qualified Plans

Health Savings Accounts are tax-favored savings accounts that can be coupled with high deductible health insurance policies. These plans are referred to as HSAs and they are only offered with certain qualified plans in the individual and group markets. Having a high deductible does not necessarily mean your plan is HSA qualified.

HSA qualified plans are gaining in popularity in Ohio due to their tax advantages and low premiums. In fact, HSA plans offer some of the lowest premiums in the state for those who simply want to be avoid penalties. Additionally, all HSA plans include preventive care that is not subject to the deductible.

The money deposited into a HSA grows tax deferred and can be withdrawn tax-free for qualified medical expenses such as meeting the deductible, paying for prescriptions, covering a doctor’s office visit or a number of other qualified expenses. The unused funds grow tax-deferred and can be spent on future medical claims.

The insured always has access to all accumulated funds even if the insurance is later cancelled. In no way will the insurance company ever keep your HSA contributions. They belong to you and are invested in a private account of your choosing. All insurance companies offer HSA plans in Ohio.

Request Health Insurance Quotes & Consultation

We are an independent health insurance agency in Columbus, Ohio serving the entire state. Our brokers can help with life, health, dental, vision and several other lines of insurance. We offer coverage both on and off the exchange direct to our clients.

We will help you stay compliant with the ACA while enrolling in the health insurance that best suits your needs. You may have several options both in and outside of the exchange depending on your overall health. Some plans that are still medically underwritten can be found for under $100 a month. Contact us today and discuss your needs. We are here to help!