Healthy and Well Kids in Iowa (hawk-i)

The Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) is offered through the Healthy and Well Kids in Iowa program, also known as hawk-i. Iowa offers hawk-i health coverage for uninsured children of working families.

No family pays more than $40 a month. Some families pay nothing at all. A child who qualifies for hawk-i health insurance will get their health coverage through a Managed Care Organization (MCO). 

The hawk-i program includes three health plans, or MCOs, to choose from:

  • Amerigroup Iowa, Inc.
  • AmeriHealth Caritas Iowa, Inc.
  • UnitedHealthcare Plan of the River Valley, Inc. 

hawk-i Resources

Read more about how to pay your hawk-i premium using E-Pay.

News and Announcements
  • The hawk-i Website Has Been Redesigned! You may have noticed changes to the hawk-i website. The website has been redesigned to make it consistent with other Iowa Department of Human Services (DHS) webpages, to make it more secure and user friendly!

  • Occupational Therapy Now Covered for hawk-iAt the close of the 2016 legislative session, the Iowa legislature passed House File 2460 which requires the hawk-i  program to cover occupational therapy. This became effective on July 1, 2016.  Occupational therapy is a type of therapy that helps a person learn or relearn activities that are required in daily life, such as eating with utensils. Occupational therapy needs to be referred by a provider in order for services to be paid. The administrative rules are in process for this change.

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hawk-i Customer Service (Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.)
1-800-257-8563 (Toll Free)
515-457-7701 (Fax)
For telephone accessibility assistance if you are deaf, hard-of-hearing, deaf-blind, or have difficulty speaking, call Relay Iowa TTY at 1-800-735-2942.
Llame al 1-800-735-2942, a Relay Iowa TTY (teléfono de texto para personas con problemas de audición, del habla y ceguera) si necesita asistencia telefónicamente.