The Ohio Department of Insurance issued a bulletin on March 20, 2020, Bulletin 2020-03. During the COVID-19 crisis and state of emergency, insurers must permit employers to continue covering employees who would otherwise become ineligible due to not being actively at work or due to a decrease in hours.

In addition, insurers must give insureds the option to defer premium payments, interest free, for up to 60 days from the premium due date.