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Healthy kids are Iowa’s future. HAWK-I is a program that gives our kids that chance by making sure they have health care coverage. Thousands of Iowa’s children qualify for this coverage.

Q: Does HAWK-I provide insurance for the whole family?
A: No. Hawk-I provides health care coverage for children and teens, ages 0-19.
   
Q: What does insurance cover?
A:

Doctor Visits
Outpatient hospital services
Inpatient hospital services
Prescription medicines
Well-child visits
Vaccines/Shots
Eyeglasses and exams
Dental care
Hospice services
Speech therapy
Physical therapy
Ambulance services
Nursing Care services
Durable medical equipment
Hearing services
Home health care
Chiropractic care
Mental health/substance abuse care

   
Q: Do I have to fill out a lot of papers?
A: No. The HAWK-I application is short and easy to fill out. You will need to send in proof of your income with your application.
   
Q: How do I know if my kids are eligible?
A: 20 % of earned income (including self-employment income) is not counted when comparing family income to the limits. The 20% deduction does not apply to unearned income such as child support, social security disability, or unemployment insurance benefits.
After subtracting 20% of earned income (see example), look up your families yearly countable income in the chart below. If your yearly countable income is the same or less than the amount listed, your children could qualify for HAWK-I.

Example:

Family members are Mom and two children. Mom works in a florist’s shop and earns $24,000 yearly. Additionally, she receives $200 per month in child support payments. When determining eligibility for the HAWK-I program, income is counted as follows.
$24,000      total gross yearly earned income
  -4,800       20% of earned income
=19,200       countable earned income
 +2,400        yearly child support (unearned income)
=21,600       countable income

Since $21,600 is less than the limit for a 3-member family, the children are eligible for HAWK-I if all other eligibility factors are met.

   
Q: What other factors need to be met to qualify?
A: Be under 19 years old
Be uninsured
Be eligible for Medicaid
Meet the income guidelines
Be a citizen or lawfully admitted alien who meets specific criteria
Be an Iowa resident
   
Q: What does it cost?
A: Look at the charts. If your family’s yearly countable income is in the blue chart, then HAWK-I is free. If your yearly countable income is in the yellow chart, there is a $10/month premium per child. But, the most a HAWK-I premium will cost any family is $20/month.

If your family’s countable yearly income is in the blue, and you do not qualify for Medicaid, you will pay nothing for hawk-i.

Family Size

         
 

1

 

$12,384

 $13,965

 

2

 

$16,613

 $18,735

 

3

 

$20,843

 $23,505

 

4

 

$25,072

 $28,275

 

5

 

$29,301

 $33,045

 

6

 

$33,531

 $37,815

 

7

 

$37,760

 $42,585

 

8

 

$41,990

 $47,355

If your family’s countable yearly income is in the yellow, you will pay $10 each month per child (but no more than $20 per month per family)

Family Size

         
 

1

 

$13,966

 $18,620

 

2

 

$18,736

 $24,980

 

3

 

$23,506

 $31,340

 

4

 

$28,276

 $37,700

 

5

 

$33,046

 $44,060

 

6

 

$37,816

 $50,420

 

7

 

$42,586

 $56,780

 

8

 

$47,356

 $63,140

     
Q:
How do I get an application or more information?
A:

Call HAWK-I at 1-800-257-8563
Or
Our Johnson County Connection is Meghan Wolfe, BWS. Children’s Health Outreach Coordinator who can be reached at 319-337-9686 ext.138. Email: choc@inav.net
Or
Visit HAWK-I online at http://www.hawk-i.org (opens in new window)

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