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 two health plans, or MCOs: 

  • Amerigroup Iowa, Inc.*

  • UnitedHealthcare Plan of the River Valley, Inc.

*The Department has put in place a temporary suspension of choice. New members will be assigned to UnitedHealthcare and will be notified when chioce is available.


hawk-i Resources

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

News and Announcements
  • CHIP Funding Update (January 23, 2018): Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) funding has been reauthorized by Congress. There are no known changes to the hawk-i program. Your family’s coverage continues as it has in the past, as long as you continue to meet eligibility requirements.

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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.