Who Qualifies for hawk-i?



IMPORTANT UPDATE - TEMPORARY SUSPENSION OF MCO CHOICE

AmeriHealth Caritas Iowa, Inc. withdrew from the hawk-i 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 currently accepting any additional 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 were transitioned to UnitedHealthcare effective December 1, 2017. Learn more by reading the sample member letter.

For more information, read the Press Release and the hawk-i FAQ.

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

 

Below are some of the eligibility requirements to determine if your child qualifies for the hawk-i program:

  • A resident of the state of Iowa
  • Under 19 years of age
  • Have no other health insurance
  • A citizen of the United States or a qualified alien
  • Be in a family that meets the hawk-i income limits (Check your family's income in the  hawk-i income limits table to see if your children qualify for hawk-i)
  • Not a dependent of a State of Iowa employee
  • Not currently covered under the Medicaid program

Note: If you are a Native American or Alaska Native, please read additional information in the American Indian and Alaska Native Program web page.

Fill out an application, or call hawk-i, if you think your children may qualify. 


hawk-i Customer Service (Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.)
1-800-257-8563 (Toll Free) 

hawk-i@dhs.state.ia.us
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.
 

 


IMPORTANT UPDATE - TEMPORARY SUSPENSION OF MCO CHOICE

AmeriHealth Caritas Iowa, Inc. withdrew from the hawk-i 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 currently accepting any additional 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 were transitioned to UnitedHealthcare effective December 1, 2017. Learn more by reading the sample member letter.

For more information, read the Press Release and the hawk-i FAQ.

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