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Wellmark is a primary insurer for Iowa's hawk-i program for low-income families. Covering Uninsured Kids: the hawk-i program

Wellmark is a primary insurer in the Healthy and Well Kids in Iowa (hawk-i) program for low-income families.


The hawk-i program extends health care coverage to children whose families:

  • are between 133 and 300 percent of the federal poverty level
  • are not eligible for Medicaid
  • meet other qualifications

Uninsured children eligible for coverage under the hawk-i program in all Iowa counties have Blue Access® coverage available from Wellmark Health Plan of Iowa (WHPI). Blue Access provides:

  • comprehensive coverage for services provided by in-network providers
  • generic prescription drugs
  • preventive care
  • nationwide access through the BlueCard® program for emergency care only

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