If I left a job where I had health insurance and went to a new job, how long do I have to wait until they can offer me health insurance, 30 days or 60 days? I live in Ohio.
The waiting period for health insurance through an employer is a maximum of 90 days. The exact waiting period is at the discretion of the employer.
Coverage only has to be offered to full-time employees under the Affordable Care Act's employer mandate.
We would suggest getting a Marketplace plan in between employer coverage options to ensure you have coverage and avoid the fee. The added bonus here is that if you lose your job or full-time status before coverage starts you'll avoid having no coverage options outside of finding another job that offers coverage.
Make sure to understand how special enrollment and Medicaid work so you can make the right choice based on your exact situation. Your enrollment options for special enrollment end 60 days after losing coverage.