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Iowa - Healthy and Well Kids in Iowa (hawk-i) Benefits

Program Description

Healthy and Well Kids in Iowa (hawk-i) is a program that provides free or low-cost health care coverage for Iowa children in families with limited incomes. The amount you pay is based on the income of the family, but no family pays more than $40 per month.

A child who qualifies for hawk-i health insurance will get all of his or her health care services through a health plan provider that has agreed to participate in the program. Beneficiaries receive a comprehensive package of health care benefits including vision, dental, and mental health services.

General Program Requirements

In order to qualify for this benefit program, you must be a resident of the state of Iowa, under 19 years of age, not covered by health insurance (including Medicaid), a U.S. national, citizen, legal alien, or permanent resident.

In order to qualify, you must have an annual household income (before taxes) that is below the following amounts:
Household Size* Maximum Income Level (Per Year)
1 $35,010
2 $47,190
3 $59,370
4 $71,550
5 $83,730
6 $95,910
7 $108,090
8 $120,270
Depending on your income level, you may have to pay a premium for coverage. Please see this state's program information for details.

Your Next Steps

The following information will lead you to the next steps to apply for this program.

Application Process

For an application and instructions, as well as a customer service phone number, visit:

Program Contact Information

If you have questions about the hawk-i program or about the application, you can send an e-mail. Fill in all the fields at the following URL, then click on submit:
Or, call us, Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. through 7 p.m. at: 1-800-257-8563
TDD: 515-457-8051 or 1-888-422-2319
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