The program is open to all residents of the state of Iowa.
Iowa Drug Card was launched in April of 2008 to help uninsured and underinsured Iowans to afford their prescription medications. This prescription assistance program is free and is perfect for state residents with no coverage. The program is also useful for residents that need non-covered medications or have a high deductible insurance plan. Everyone is eligible for this free program and there is no enrolment process.
The Iowa Drug Card works with clinics and hospitals across the state to create awareness of the program. The program is completely confidential and all cards are pre-approved and do not expire. Residents can save as much as 75% on generic as well as name brand medications. Iowa residents unable to obtain a hard card can visit any Kmart Pharmacy and simply ask to have their prescription processed through the Iowa Drug Card. The program is accepted at Kmart, CVS/pharmacy, HyVee, Walmart, Walgreens, Target, Shopko and Pamida along with 56,000 other participating pharmacies nationwide.
No family pays more than $40 a month.
Be under 19 years old Have no other health insurance Be a citizen of the United States or a qualified alien Be in a family that meets the hawk-i income limits Cannot be the dependent of a State of Iowa employee Children who qualify for Medicaid cannot get hawk-i Beginning January 1, 2010, a change in the federal law requires that citizenship and identity must be verified for all U.S. citizen children participating in the hawk-I program.
That's why Iowa offers hawk-i health care coverage for uninsured children of working families. No family pays more than $20 a month. Some families even pay nothing at all.
The AIDS/HIV Health Insurance Premium Payment (HIPP) Program pays for continuing health insurance coverage for Iowa residents who have been diagnosed with AIDS or HIV-related illnesses and can no longer pay their insurance premiums. Patients must: be ineligible for Medicaid be a resident of Iowa provide a doctor's certification that the person's ability to work is impaired due to AIDS or HIV-related illness be the policyholder of the health insurance plan or be a dependent on their spouse's health plan have "liquid "assets (cash, stocks, bank accounts, etc.) of less than $10,000 meet the income limits.