Residents of Columbus, Ohio have the option of enrolling in any one of 29 affordable Individual health plans available to them. There are 3 insurance carriers that offer inexpensive Individual health plans in Columbus. Of these, the companies that offer the largest variety of plans to choose from are Medical Mutual, CareSource, and Anthem BCBS. Columbus offers 10 Bronze plans, 14 Silver plans, 3 Gold plans and 1 for consumers to choose.
For those who would like to visit doctors outside of their networks, choose one of the 5 Individual plans that participate in Preferred Provider Organization(PPO). You can enroll in one of the 24 Health Maintenance Organization(HMO) plan if you want if lower costs are most important and you don't mind using a Primary Care Physician (PCP). The lowest deductible Individual health plan is the Market HMO 2000 - OhioHealth plan from Medical Mutual, at a $526.27 monthly cost to you.
Premium tax credit can lower the cost of Health plans for eligible individuls and families which is helpful to those on a fixed income. The carrier with the largest selection of Individual plans in Columbus, Ohio is Medical Mutual, which offers 24 plans with Health Maintenance Organization(HMO) network and 5 Preferred Provider Organization(PPO) network plans.
If you select Anthem BCBS as your Individual provider, you’ll have access to over 1524 participating doctors in Columbus. Medical Mutual has over 1120 doctors in their network and CareSource follows with a network of over 254 practitioners. Individual enrollees that need to see a specialist in Columbus are in luck, as the city has over 607 doctors specializing in internal medicine, over 574 pediatrics specialists, and over 211 anesthesiology specialists who accept Individual health plans.