If you would like to request public records from the Ohio Department of Insurance, please visit the website and complete the electronic form. Note - A requester of public records does not have to make a written request, does not have to provide his or her identity and does not have to provide the intended use of the requested public records. The department may charge $.10 per page for copying records and there might be cases where some records are not available due to state retention schedules. If you prefer not to make a written request or if you have any questions, please contact the department at 614-728-1384.
Public Access Life and Health Insurance Filings
- The Ohio Department of Insurance reviews all filings to consider whether the forms and rates comply with Ohio Insurance law, and to determine that the proposed rates are not excessive, inadequate, or unfairly discriminatory.
- It is important to note all filings and all comments submitted are generally subject to Ohio's public records statute.
- Insurance company form, rate and rule filings submitted electronically to the Ohio Department of Insurance are available online through the SERFF Filing Access (SFA) website at no cost. The SFA website allows users to search for and download filings. The SFA website also allows public comment on the health filings in order to maintain compliance with federal law.
- To view and comment on filings, please visit the SFA website to search available filings.
If you need help finding a filing or if you have additional questions about filings, please contact our office at 614-728-1384 or complete the public records request form and we will provide you with assistance.
Effective September 1, 2011, health insurance companies are required to provide information to consumers when they file rate increases above a specified threshold defined by Federal regulators for individual or small group policies. The threshold is currently set at 15 percent. Disclosures for Ohio rate increases above the threshold are available on the Healthcare.gov website.