With Friday Deadline to Enroll in Health Insurance, Brown Alerts Ohioans to Free Help Signing Up

Senator Joined by Dayton Small Business Owner who Saved Hundreds by Working with Health Insurance Assister

WASHINGTON, D.C. —Today, U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) hosted a news conference call to alert Ohioans about ways they can enroll in a new healthcare plan or update their current coverage. The deadline for Ohioans to sign up for coverage or change their plan is Friday, December 15th.

Ohioans can enroll or change their healthcare plan in a variety of ways:

  • By Phone: Call the Marketplace Call Center at 1-800-318-2596 with questions or to enroll over the phone.
  • In-Person: Visit LocalHelp.HealthCare.gov or call the Marketplace Call Center at 1-800-318-2596 to obtain a list of assisters in northeast Ohio who are trained and certified to help individuals enroll in person.

“Of course we still have a lot to do to improve our healthcare system, and I’m ready to work with folks on both sides of the aisle to lower premiums and prescription drug costs,” said Sen. Brown. “But free assistance sites can help many Ohioans find cheaper overage, right now, during open enrollment.”

Since 2013, more than 900,000 Ohioans have obtained insurance coverage through the health law — many for the first time. Last year, many Ohioans who shopped around for coverage were able to find cheaper coverage. 

Brown was joined on the call by Mary Bohn, a Dayton small business owner who will save hundreds of dollars on her 2018 health insurance plan thanks to the Affordable Care Act and her work with a healthcare enrollment assister. 

“For 2017 and 2018 coverage, I had discovered Resolute, in Dayton, Ohio, who also have been extremely helpful in researching the health plans I qualified for with major carries, and they also fit my specific health needs and were affordable. I am now paying less money on my premiums and also have a deductible that I am pleased with,” said Bohn.

***A list of healthcare insurance assister sites by region in Ohio can be found

by visiting localhelp.healthcare.gov***