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 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.”


Bacon Applauds Awarding Of Smart City Transportation Funding To Columbus


“Columbus is rapidly emerging as a world-class city, and it needs a world-class transportation system," Bacon added. "Winning the Smart City Challenge is a major step forward toward implementing the advanced transportation technologies that will drive Franklin County into the future."


Bacon Receives Ohio Cystic Fibrosis Foundation's Legislator Of The Year Award


"It is a tremendous honor for me to receive this recognition from the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation," said Bacon. "I will continue to serve as a voice for over 1,500 Ohioans who suffer from cystic fibrosis to ensure that they and their loved ones receive the support they need."