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These resources – like the public health crisis itself – are constantly evolving and are only current as to the date of publication. This page was last updated on June 30, 2020.

For more up-to-date information on the relief programs available in Ohio, we recommend that you visit the state's Department of Health website

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Description of Program and Relief

Health Insurance Coverage Flexibility

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, insurers must permit employers to continue covering employees under group policies even if the employee would otherwise become ineligible due to a decrease in hours worked per week. Insurers are required to permit employers to continue providing coverage to employees under group policies regardless of any “actively at work” or similar eligibility requirements in the policy.

Government or Lead Agency

Ohio Department of Insurance

Dates Available

March 20, 2020 until expiration of the Ohio state of emergency

Eligibility Requirements/Restrictions


Application Deadlines (If Applicable)


List of Additional Information

For additional information, please contact Department of Health at (833) 4ASKODH, or see:

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