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Kroger bends prescription rules to help Obamacare enrollees

Kroger has announced it will provide up to a 30-day supply of certain prescriptions at no upfront cost to customers who have enrolled in the Affordable Care Act’s Public Health Insurance Marketplace but do not yet have insurer-identification information.

Nationwide scores high on renters-insurance survey

Nationwide was tops in customer satisfaction among those with renters insurance, according to a J.D. Power & Associates survey.

FAQ: How Employer-Sponsored Health Insurance Is Changing

United Parcel Service got attention by dropping some working spouses from its health plan and partly blaming the Affordable Care Act. But UPS’s move is only one among many changes in employer health insurance, most of them having little to do with the health law.

July storm did at least $71 million in damage

The Columbus Dispatch
They were nothing like the remnants of Hurricane Ike, which blew through Ohio five years ago, or the derecho — powerful straight-line winds that pounded the state in summer 2012.

Health insurance access varies across Ohio

A large share of medically uninsured Ohioans who might be eligible for subsidized health coverage under the Affordable Care Act would come from the local area and surrounding counties, based on the most recent U.S. Census Bureau estimates.

New Online Markets For Small Businesses May Offer Some Workers Greater Choices

Workers at small companies rarely get a choice of health plans. That could change for some of them when online health insurance marketplaces for businesses open this fall.

State Auto posts profit as storms stay away

The Columbus Dispatch
What is typically a weak quarter for State Auto Financial turned out to be a profitable one this year.

Ohio insurance companies adding wind, hail deductibles

The growing number of severe storms related insurance claims over the past five years is prompting some Ohio companies to start asking homeowners to pay a separate deductible for wind and hail damage, state and industry insurance officials said.

WellPoint Sees Small Employers Dropping Health Coverage

As the nation prepares to roll out the next phase of Obamacare, the second biggest medical insurer said Wednesday that it expects to lose members in health insurance plans sponsored by smaller employers.