Ohioans to have more options under new healthcare law

OHIO (WOIO) - According to a new report issued by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Ohioans will be able to choose from as many as 46 different health plans in the new marketplace.

October 1st starts the open enrollment for period that runs through March of 2014. Many plans can take effect on January 1st.

Consumers will be able to compare prices, coverages and quality of plans side by side, and cannot be denied because of a preexisting condition.

Plans are categorized as bronze, silver and gold.

On average, he lowest costing silver plan will be around $304 dollars a month, and $263 dollars for the bronze. 

The report also says about 60 percent of people who are uninsured as of today will be able to find plans for less than $100 dollars. 

If you need help or have any questions, you can speak with a representative by calling 1-800-318-2596 or visit their website at www.healthcare.gov