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Ohio Resources

This page has information specific to this state, including contact information for federal and state agencies, and some key information about laws and consumer protections.

To find financial assistance resources, please visit CancerFinances.org.

Click here for information about laws specific to Ohio.

 

Employment

Federal Fair Employment Agency
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
800.669.4000
info@eeoc.gov

Reasonable Accommodations
Job Accommodation Network
800.526.7234
jan@AskJAN.org

Family & Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
U.S. Department of Labor
Wage & Hour Division
866.487.9243

State Fair Employment Agency
Ohio Civil Rights Commission
614.466.2785 or 888.278.7101

Vocational Rehabilitation
Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities, Bureau of Vocational Rehabilitation
800.282.4536 or 614.438.1200

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Health Insurance

Ohio Health Insurance Marketplace (a.k.a Exchange)
800.318.2596

Ohio Department of Insurance
800.686.1526

COBRA
U.S. Department of Labor
Employee Benefits Security Administration

COBRA-Ohio
Ohio Department of Insurance
800.686.1526

More Health Insurance Resources

Medicaid Programs

Triage Cancer Guide to Medicaid Expansion

Ohio Medicaid
Ohio Department of Medicaid
800.324.8680

State Medicaid Program for In-Home Care
Assisted Living Medicaid Waiver Program

State Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP)
Children's Health Insurance Plan
800.324.8680

Find Health & Dental Coverage For Your Family
InsureKids.gov

More Health Insurance Resources

Health Care Programs & Laws

Women’s Health & Cancer Rights Act (WHCRA)

Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)

Sharing Medical Information with Family & Friends

Hill Burton Federally-Funded Health Centers

Federally Qualified Health Centers

Community Clinics

National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program (NBCCEDP)

Breast & Cervical Cancer Health Project (BCCP)

Transportation

Local transit systems may provide free or discounted rates for low-income individuals and families. Some cities also offer bus passes, vouchers for taxi or ride-sharing services, or shuttle services for patients traveling to cancer treatments.

Dial 211 for assistance.

Unemployment Resources

Unemployment Agency
Department of Job and Family Services, Office of Unemployment Compensation
877.644.6562

Agency: Ohio Department of Job and Family Services

Information available here. File online or call toll-free 1.877.644.6562 or TTY 1.614.387.8408. Click here to see the current weekly benefit amount and the maximum length of benefits. Payment is available via debit card or direct deposit. The formula for calculating a claimant’s benefits is available here. Most claimants must conduct an active job search and keep verifiable records of this search. Claimants can use a new program that connects with LinkedIn as a way to satisfy job search requirements. Claimants will also be enrolled in OhioMeansJobs.com as a condition of filing for benefits. There are helpful how-to videos linked on the main webpage. There is a comprehensive guidebook available. Frequently asked questions are answered here. Customer service can be reached by phone at 877.644.6562.

State Clinical Trials Law

The ACA requires that most, non-grandfathered, group health plans provide coverage for the routine costs when participating in clinical trials. Some states have more consumer protections. Click here for more information about clinical trials.

This state has a special agreement known as the “Ohio Med Plan.” The Ohio Med Plan applies to state employees of the Ohio Med Plan and provides coverage for all medical care required as a result of participation in Phases II and III cancer clinical trials. The trials are limited to those sponsored by the NCI. Preauthorization is required.

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