Who Qualifies


AmeriHealth Caritas Iowa, Inc. is withdrawing from the IA Health Link managed care program effective November 30, 2017. AmeriHealth Caritas members have been assigned to UnitedHealthcare. The department has put in place a temporary suspension of Managed Care Organization (MCO) choice.
Previously the Department notified members they would be able to choose Amerigroup Iowa. Due to concerns with capacity, Amerigroup Iowa is not accepting any additional members at this time. This also includes all new IA Health Link members. In the future members will be able to choose from multiple MCOs. Members will be notified when that choice is available. 
AmeriHealth Caritas’ members will transition to UnitedHealthcare effective December 1, 2017. Learn more by reading the sample member letter, the Press Release and the FAQs below.   

FAQ for Members

FAQ for Providers

Updated information will be posted as it is available. Please check back regularly.

Find out if you and your family are eligible for coverage through the Iowa Health and Wellness Plan.

To be eligible for the Iowa Health and Wellness Plan, you must:
  • Be an adult age 19 to 64
  • Have an income that does not exceed 133% of the Federal Poverty Level
    • Approximately $15,521 for an individual
    • Approximately $20,921 for a family of two (or higher depending on family size)
  • Live in Iowa and be a U.S. citizen
  • Not be otherwise eligible for Medicaid or Medicare
Iowa Health and Wellness Plan provides comprehensive health benefits at low or no cost to members. Members have access to doctors and hospitals in local communities and throughout the state of Iowa. Benefits include doctor visits, prescription drugs, dental care, preventative health services, mental health services, hospitalizations, emergency care, and more. 

Iowa Medicaid Member Services (Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.)
1-800-338-8366 (Toll Free) 
515-256-4606 (Des Moines Area)
515-725-1351 (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.