Apply for Benefits

Beginning December 2013, more Ohioans will be able to apply for Medicaid benefits online at As a result of the decision to expand health care access, adults with income up to 138 percent of poverty may now apply for Medicaid coverage through the website. The chart on the right side shows income eligibility limits for different household sizes.

Thanks to your advocacy, roughly 366,000 Ohioans are now eligible for health care coverage under the Medicaid expansion beginning on January 1, 2014.

The new online enrollment options are part of a new eligibility system that Ohio launched on October 1, 2013. Ohio Benefitsis a simple, self-service website that makes it easier for Ohioans to learn what type of health care coverage may be available to them. Click on the following links for more details:


Please share this information with your networks and your family, friends and colleagues. We need your help to let people who are eligible for health care coverage know that they can go to to apply.

More ways to apply:

1) In Person

  • Contact a local Navigator. Visit or call 1-800-648-1176 (Across Ohio) 937-268-6066 (Dayton)
  • Contact a Certified Application Counselor (CAC). Visit to find one near you.
  • In Columbus? UHCAN Ohio is a CAC organization! Call 614-456-0060 x228 to schedule an appointment.
  • Contact a certified agent or broker. Visit


2) Over the Phone

  • Call 1-800-318-2596 or TTY: 1-855-889-4325 for the Marketplace Helpline. You can also call this number with questions if you’re filling out the application on your own.
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