fbpx

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
www.eeoc.gov

Reasonable Accommodations
Job Accommodation Network
800.526.7234
jan@AskJAN.org
www.AskJAN.org

Family & Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
U.S. Department of Labor
Wage & Hour Division
866.487.9243
www.dol.gov/whd

State Fair Employment Agency
Ohio Civil Rights Commission
614.466.2785 or 888.278.7101
www.crc.ohio.gov/

State Health Care Coverage Facts
Georgetown University Health Policy Institute
https://ccf.georgetown.edu/state-childrens-health-facts/

Vocational Rehabilitation
Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities, Bureau of Vocational Rehabilitation
800.282.4536 or 614.438.1200
www.ood.ohio.gov/Core-Services/BVR

More Employment Resources

Health Insurance

Ohio Health Insurance Marketplace (a.k.a Exchange)
800.318.2596
www.healthcare.gov/

Ohio Department of Insurance
800.686.1526
https://insurance.ohio.gov

COBRA
U.S. Department of Labor
Employee Benefits Security Administration
866.444.3272
www.dol.gov/ebsa

COBRA-Ohio
Ohio Department of Insurance
800.686.1526
https://das.ohio.gov/Divisions/Human-Resources/Benefits-Administration/Cobra-Effective-July-1-2012

State Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP)
Children's Health Insurance Plan
800.324.8680
https://www.insurekidsnow.gov/coverage/oh/index.html

Find Health & Dental Coverage For Your Family
InsureKids.gov
https://www.insurekidsnow.gov/coverage/oh/index.html

More Health Insurance Resources

Medicaid Programs

Triage Cancer Guide to Medicaid Expansion

Ohio Medicaid
Ohio Department of Medicaid
800.324.8680
www.jfs.ohio.gov/OHP

State Medicaid Program for In-Home Care
Assisted Living Medicaid Waiver Program
https://aging.ohio.gov/Portals/0/PDF/profile_assisted_living.pdf

More Health Insurance Resources

Medicare

Medicare
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
800.MEDICARE (633.4227)
www.medicare.gov

Medicare & You

Medicare Assistance
State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP)
800.686.1578
https://insurance.ohio.gov/wps/portal/gov/odi/about-us/divisions/ohio-senior-health-insurance-information-program/ohio-senior-health-insurance-information-program

More Health Insurance Resources

Unemployment Resources

Unemployment Agency
Department of Job and Family Services, Office of Unemployment Compensation
877.644.6562
www.jfs.ohio.gov/ouc/

Agency: Ohio Department of Job and Family Services

Information available at: http://jfs.ohio.gov/ouio/index.stm. File online or by phone: unemployment.ohio.gov or call toll-free 1-877-644-6562 or TTY 1-614-387-8408. The maximum weekly benefit amount available is $480 for an individual and up to $647 for an individual with dependents. Benefits can be claimed for up to a maximum of 26 weeks. Payment is available via debit card or direct deposit. The formula for calculating a claimant’s benefits is available here: https://unemployment.ohio.gov//PDF/HowOhioUCBenefitsAreCalculated.pdf 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 at: http://www.odjfs.state.oh.us/forms/num/JFS55213/pdf/. Frequently asked questions are answered here: https://unemploymenthelp.ohio.gov/employee/. Customer service can be reached by phone: (877) 644-6562.

Updates related to Ohio unemployment benefits and Covid-19: http://jfs.ohio.gov/ouio/CoronavirusAndUI.stm and https://unemploymenthelp.ohio.gov/employee/

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.

http://archives.legislature.state.oh.us/bills.cfm?ID=127_SB_186