Legislation sponsored by State Senator Kevin Bacon that updates Ohio’s insurance laws to reflect recent changes in federal law was signed today by Governor John Kasich. Senate Bill 9 suspends the Open Enrollment Program, the Ohio Health Reinsurance Program, and the conversion of health insurance policies/contracts option. These programs will be rendered unnecessary beginning in 2014 due to changes in federal law.

Senator Kevin Bacon represents the 3rd District in the Ohio Senate, which encompasses a portion of Franklin County. He presides as the Chairman of the Senate Standing Committee on Commerce & Labor. For more information, please visit
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Bacon Joins Family To Honor Fallen Marine Lance Cpl. Ryan Miller


"This highway naming is only a small token of our appreciation," said Bacon. "We hope that it serves as a constant reminder to everyone driving on Interstate 270 that Ryan Miller lived a life bigger than himself, a life defined by bravery and sacrifice. His life was much too short, but his memory will live on."


Bacon Honors Channel 4 Meteorologist Jym Ganahl Before His Final Weather Forecast


"As Jym delivers his final forecast today, I join my Senate colleagues in thanking him for his contributions to our community and wishing him a smooth transition to the next phase of his career," Bacon said.


Bacon Introduces Consumer Protections Targeting Utility Resale Providers


State Senator Kevin Bacon (R-Minerva Park) introduced legislation today aimed at improving oversight and accountability of companies that resell utility services to consumers.


Senator Bacon Announces Ohio's Sales Tax Holiday


“As a father of three daughters, I understand the high cost associated with the back-to-school shopping season. I’m hopeful that this year’s Sales Tax Holiday will help Ohio families stretch their dollars a little further as they prepare to send their kids back to school.”