Healthy Behaviors Program



The Iowa Health and Wellness Plan provides comprehensive health coverage at low or no cost to members. 
The Iowa Health and Wellness Plan refers to one plan that includes two separate coverage programs. All Iowa Health and Wellness Plan members are covered for the same types of health benefits but how members get medical care is different for each program. Eligibility is based on household income. Read the most up-to-date information on the Iowa Health and Wellness Plan relative to the Medicaid Modernization transition.
 

The Healthy Behaviors Program is a new way for all Iowa Health and Wellness Plan (Iowa Wellness Plan and Iowa Marketplace Choice Plan) members to work with health care providers to be healthy and stay healthy. Participating in the Healthy Behaviors Program helps Iowa Health and Wellness Plan members begin the conversation with providers and saves money.

 
Iowa Health and Wellness Plan members who complete the Healthy Behaviors requirements will not be responsible for a monthly contribution. A contribution or premium is the amount of money members may have to pay each month to keep health coverage. During the first year of coverage there are no monthly contributions for any Iowa Health and Wellness Plan members. After that, some members may be responsible for a monthly contribution if they decide not to complete the Healthy Behaviors requirements.
 
To participate in the Healthy Behaviors Program and avoid paying a monthly contribution after the first year of coverage Iowa Health and Wellness Plan members must:
  1. Get a wellness exam (annual physical) from their health care provider or a dental exam from their dental provider; and
  2. Complete a health risk assessment (HRA). 


Tool and Resources for Stakeholders and Providers
Healthy Behaviors Provider Toolkit (April 2015)
Assess My Health HRA Provider Training Webinar (July 9, 2014)

Healthy Behaviors Member Materials and Mailing Samples
Healthy Behaviors Wellness Plan Member Mailing (March 2015)
Healthy Behaviors Marketplace Choice Plan Member Mailing (May 2014)
Wellness Plan Member Mailer: Complete Both Healthy Behaviors (October 2014)
Wellness Plan Mailer: Complete Your HRA (October 2014)
Wellness Plan Mailer: Complete Your Wellness Exam (October 2014)
Marketplace Choice Plan Mailer: Complete Both Healthy Behaviors (December 2014)
Marketplace Choice Plan Mailer: Complete Your HRA (December 2014)
Marketplace Choice Plan Mailer: Complete Your Wellness Exam (December 2014)
Wellness Plan Final Notice Before Contributions Begin Mailing (2015)
Marketplace Choice Plan Final Notice Before Contributions Begin Mailing (2015)

Healthy Behaviors Research and White Papers
Healthy Behaviors Program- Rewards White Paper (March 31, 2014)
Health Risk Assessment White Paper (March 2014)