Iowa Health Insurance

Need Health Insurance? We Can Help.

Four things you'll need to sign up:

  1. Your social security number or document numbers for legal immigrants
  2. Pay stub or W-2 form for every member of your household who needs insurance
  3. Current health insurance policy numbers for every member of your household who needs insurance
  4. A completed Employer Coverage Form available on

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Confused about the health care changes? We can help.

Affordable Health Insurance is Here

Now there are even more good reasons to have health insurance. No matter your income or employment status, everyone now has access to quality, government-qualified health plans.

Easy to shop

You may qualify for help in paying for the insurance or even the cost of health services. Shop online with the new Health Insurance Marketplace or talk to a UI Hospitals and Clinics Social Services representative at 319-356-2208.

The Marketplace is currently open. It's a one-stop-shop for a plan that fits your budget and coverage needs.

7 good reasons to cover the whole you

Preventive Care services are included at no additional cost. You cannot be denied coverage due to pre-existing conditions. Coverage includes:

Here are the Essential Health Benefits in every plan.

We've got you covered. And we'd like to continue to help

We're a member of the University of Iowa Health Alliance and our network of providers have you covered all across Iowa, eastern Nebraska and the Illinois Quad Cities.

When you shop the Marketplace, look for insurance plans that include UI Hospitals and Clinics and UI Health Care or you can continue to use our members.

Health insurance...
no longer just a good idea. It's the law.

Get covered today. It's the law.

The Affordable Care Act requires everyone legally living in the U.S. to have health insurance beginning January 1, 2014. If you do not have health insurance, you are required to sign up during open enrollment, from October 1, 2013, to March 31, 2014. You can shop for plans by phone, through a broker, at on-site enrollment locations, or at the online Health Insurance Marketplace. If you choose not to enroll for insurance, the law states that you will face tax penalties.

The New Marketplace

This is health insurance made easy. One simple application guides you to the right plans.

Look for us on the Iowa and Nebraska Marketplaces! If you want to continue to receive care from one of our member organizations, we are included in CoOportunity UI Health Alliance products. Our health care providers have you covered all across Iowa, eastern Nebraska and the Illinois Quad Cities area.

Who shops the Marketplace?

  • People eligible for Iowa Health and Wellness Plan. Sign up beginning Oct. 1, 2013 and coverage begins January 1, 2014.
  • IowaCare patients. You MUST enroll in the Iowa Health & Wellness Plan by December 31, 2013 to continue coverage.
  • Self-insured individuals looking for commercial insurance.
  • Individuals with no insurance.
  • Small businesses with 1 to 100 employees.

How to reach the Marketplace

Before you begin contacting the Marketplace, review this checklist.

Health Insurance Marketplace
1005 XYZ Drive
Washington, DC 20005


Now everyone can get health insurance.

Financial Assistance

You may be surprised about who qualifies for financial help. Find out exactly how much assistance you qualify for by applying at the Health Insurance Marketplace. If you have questions or would like help, call UI Hospitals and Clinics at 319-356-2208 or email UI Health Care Social Services.


Get an estimate of your eligibility for subsidies and how much you could spend on health insurance before you shop the Marketplace.