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Ohio issues guidance on canceled health plans

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Ohio's insurance director is giving guidance to insurers who want to reissue health plans ticketed for cancellation under federal law, following a recent change announced by President Barack Obama.

Some people who buy their own insurance received cancellation notices because their plans don't meet the requirements of Obama's health law. The president has proposed allowing those customers to keep their existing plans for another year.

Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor, who heads Ohio's Department of Insurance, says the bulletin issued this week by her agency sets up a process for insurers. Under the guidance, insurers reissuing the canceled plans are expected to tell consumers their premiums may be affected, along with the time at which any changes to their coverage or premiums will take place.

Ohio Department of Insurance: http://1.usa.gov/ISx7lz

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