Hawki is free or low-cost health insurance for the children and teenagers of working Iowa families. Hawki offers two types of plans – a medical and dental plan, and a dental only plan. The monthly cost is based on a family’s size and income – no family pays more than $40 a month and some families pay nothing at all.
Marion County Public Health is available for assistance with completing an application or a renewal. Even if you currently have insurance but think you may qualify, call us and we can help you with the application process and any questions you may have.
Even if you have private health insurance you can be eligible for dental coverage only through Hawki.
When a child is enrolled, they will be eligible for 12 months. Coverage must be renewed every year. Renewal forms must be completed and returned every year in order for coverage to continue.
The Covering Kids and Families project in rural Iowa increases awareness of the availability of free or low cost health insurance for children. The South Central Regional Coalition (SCRC) collaborates with partners from Appanoose, Clarke, Decatur, Jasper, Lucas, Marion, Monroe, Poweshiek, Ringgold, and Wayne counties to reach families.
Services covered under Hawki include:
- Doctor visits
- Dental care
- Hospital care
- Eye exams, eye glasses and contact lenses
- Hearing services
- Mental health and substance abuse care
- Specialist care
- Chiropractic care
For a full description of covered services:
- View the summary of benefits covered by the managed care organizations (MCOs) that participate in the Hawki program External Link
- View the summary of covered dental services and benefits provided by Delta Dental of Iowa External Link.