Ohio Medicaid Annual Open Enrollment is Here!
Medicaid Members Can Select a Plan through November 30
Important announcement from the Ohio Department of Medicaid:
Ohio Medicaid’s annual open enrollment is underway. Recipients' needs are everchanging, that’s why ODM encourages members to review the managed care plans available and select the one that best fits their healthcare needs.
If a member has not selected a plan, they still have time! Members can make their plan selection through November 30. They do not have to do anything if they want to keep their current managed care plan. A member’s plan is effective the first day of the month following the selection.
Taking part in annual open enrollment allows members to focus on their family’s well-being. While reviewing plans, encourage members to keep the following in mind:
- Which plan communicates the way that is best for them and their family?
- What plan makes it easy for them and their family to make and keep appointments?
- Which plan supports them and their family’s health conditions or health goals?
To help members select a plan, there are several resources available. Share these resources freely and use them when assisting members during open enrollment.
> The Ohio Medicaid's managed care organizations health plan comparison provides and overview of the services that all managed care plans offer as well as the specific value-added services available from each individual plan.
> The find a provider search tool can help members identify which managed care plans their trusted providers are contracted or "in network" with.
> The Open Enrollment FAQ answers questions related to annual managed care open enrollment.
> The What is open enrollment? micro video provides an overview of what annual open enrollment is and the resources available to members.
> Each managed care plan has a member website that members can visit to learn more about their approach to serving Ohio Medicaid managed care members:
- AmeriHealth Caritas Ohio, Inc.
- Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield.
- Buckeye Health Plan.
- CareSource Ohio, Inc.
- Humana Healthy Horizons in Ohio.
- Molina HealthCare of Ohio, Inc.
- UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of Ohio, Inc.
Members can explore the managed care plans available and enroll by visiting www.ohiomh.com or by contacting the Ohio Medicaid Consumer Hotline at (800) 324-8680. Representatives are available 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Eastern time (ET) Monday through Friday and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Saturday. They can provide interpreters and answer member questions about open enrollment.