New Affordable Health Care Options for Iowans
Starts on October 1, 2013

If you have….


No health insurance Find new affordable care options at or call 800-318-2596; tax credits available for some Iowans
Insurance through your employer No change required; If you have questions go to or call 800-318-2596
Insurance through Medicare No change
An individual health insurance policy No change required, but new options and tax credits for some Iowans are now available at or 800-318-2596 

Beginning Jan 1, all health insurance plans have no lifetime limits, must accept all individuals with pre-existing conditions, and cover all essential health benefits.


Insurance through Medicaid No change
Insurance through Iowa Care All members will receive a letter from the Iowa Medicaid Enterprise; verify your income as requested; some will be enrolled automatically into another plan and others will sign up for health care through or 800-318-2596
Insurance for your kids through Hawk-I No change
Insurance as a small business owner with 50 or less full-time employees Small businesses can participate in the Small Business Health Options Program (SHOP) and may qualify for assistance. Contact your agent/broker or call 800-706-7915 (Monday through Friday, 9am to 5pm EST) or go to:
  • Need more assistance? Visit the Marketplace at or call 800-318-2596.
  • Enrollment for new affordable health care plans is open from October 1, 2013 through March 31, 2014. Coverage begins on January 1, 2014. All tax credits available for Iowans to purchase health care are based on income levels. Log on to or call 800-318-2596 to see if you qualify for tax credits.

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