Appealing a Managed Care Organization (MCO) Decision
Iowa Medicaid has switched to Managed Care. Almost everyone who has Medicaid in Iowa is now assigned to a Managed Care Organization. Managed Care Organizations are also called MCOs.
Appealing decisions by the Iowa Department of Human Services
If your application for Medicaid or other help through the Iowa Department of Human Services is denied or services reduced you can file an appeal. The Appeals Section provides an efficient way of ensuring that persons affected by the Department of Human Services' decisions have access to due process of the law. There is no fee or charge for filing an appeal. You may need to seek review of a decision through your managed care organization before filing an appeal with the Iowa Department of Human Services.
Applying for Affordable Health Insurance for Your Children
This gives links and phone numbers to call to get low-cost or free health coverage for your child or teen.
hawk-i Application Forms
The hawk-i program provides free or very low cost heath insurance for children. The application is available on line and includes descriptions of the amount of income a family may have and still be eligible.
hawk-i Insurance for Children
What do you do when your children have no health insurance but you have too much money to be eligible for Title 19? You may want to consider the hawk-i program.
Immigrants and the Affordable Care Act's Health Care Marketplace
Immigrant families may be able to get help through the Affordable Care Act (ACA) in the “health care marketplace.”
Iowa's Health Insurance Marketplace
Iowa’s Health Insurance Marketplace was created by the Affordable Care Act as a way to find health coverage that fits your budget and meets your needs.
Medicaid Payment for Nursing Home Care
Many people rely on Medicaid, also known as Title 19, to pay for their nursing home care. People may generally receive Medicaid payment for their nursing home care if their income is $2,742 or less per month and their nonexempt resources are $2,000 or less.
Public Benefits During COVID Pandemic
Updates to public benefits programs during the COVID pandemic.
The Iowa Insurance Division
Helpful information about how you can complain to the Iowa Insurance Division.
The Medicaid Program (Title 19)
Medicaid is a program that pays for covered medical and health care costs of people who qualify. The Medicaid program is funded by federal and state governments and is managed by the Iowa Department of Human Services.