Adults who meet Ohio Medicaid requirements must have incomes up to 133 percent of the federal poverty level, whereas children can have household incomes not exceeding 206 percent of poverty, according to HealthInsurance.org. Pregnant women with incomes up to 200 percent of poverty are also eligible.
Starting from 2014, low-income adults who do not have dependent children can apply for Medicaid in Ohio, notes HealthInsurance.org. Eligible individuals can enroll in Medicaid at any time of the year by calling 800-318-2596, as of 2015, or enrolling through HealthCare.gov. Alternatively, they can go to the Ohio Medicaid website, click Check Your Eligibility on the website, and proceed to the enrollment page if they qualify. Another way to enroll is to call the Department of Job and Family Services, or visit the office in person.
Individuals with incomes higher than the income guidelines should still submit an application, as they may qualify for deductions that lower their incomes, allowing them to qualify, notes the Department of Medicaid in Ohio. The Job and Family Services office is responsible for determining the eligibility of applicants.
After enrolling in Ohio Medicaid, a person receives a basic Medicaid identification card in the mail, says HealthInsurance.org. Ohio Medicaid also sends a letter that allows members to choose a Medicaid Managed Care program. Available programs as of 2015 include the UnitedHealthcare, Paramount Advantage, Molina Health Plan, CareSource and Buckeye Health Plan.