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.
Does HAWK-I provide insurance for the whole family?
Hawk-I provides health care coverage for children and teens, ages 0-19.
does insurance cover?
Outpatient hospital services
Inpatient hospital services
Eyeglasses and exams
Nursing Care services
Durable medical equipment
Home health care
Mental health/substance abuse care
Do I have to fill out a lot
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.
do I know if my kids are eligible?
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
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
$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.
other factors need to be met to qualify?
under 19 years old
Be eligible for Medicaid
Meet the income guidelines
Be a citizen or lawfully admitted alien who meets specific criteria
Be an Iowa resident
What does it cost?
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.
your family’s countable yearly income is in the blue, and you
do not qualify for Medicaid, you will pay nothing for hawk-i.
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)
do I get an application or more information?
HAWK-I at 1-800-257-8563
Our Johnson County Connection is Meghan Wolfe, BWS. Children’s Health
Outreach Coordinator who can be reached at 319-337-9686 ext.138. Email:
Visit HAWK-I online at http://www.hawk-i.org
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