To ensure more children get quality, affordable healthcare, the 2011 Iowa Legislature has made it easier for families to qualify for Hawk-I.

Hawk-I makes affordable health insurance coverage available to children in families with incomes too high to qualify for Medicaid, but too low to afford private family coverage. Under the new guidelines, a family of four making up $67,000 may qualify.  Depending on income guidelines, children may be eligible for free or low cost health insurance. Iowa also now offers a “dental only” plan for children who may already have healthcare, but do not have dental care.

For an application or eligibility questions, call toll-free (877) KIDS-NOW.  Information is also available at and local schools or doctor’s offices.