If you have a work injury, your medical provider will usually require that you try to get it covered under the BWC. However, sometimes your injury requires that you get it attended to in a more timely fashion, in which case you must rely on your own private insurance.
If you haven’t already signed up for Health Insurance, go to Healthcare.gov, the deadline for 2015 coverage is February 15.
Alternatively you may qualify for Ohio Medicaid. There is no deadline to apply for Medicaid. The benefits provided by Medicaid are as good and/or exceed those provided through private insurance. You can find information on how to apply online and in-person at:
If you need help signing up for Medicaid, Malek & Malek suggest you contact an enrollment assistance counselor at UHCAN Ohio:
If you live in Columbus, we suggest you call or visit the Columbus Neighborhood Health Center and schedule an appointment with a CERTIFIED APPLICATION COUNSELOR. You can find the closest Neighborhood Health Center on the following webpage: http://www.colnhc.org/become-our-patient/locations-and-directions