IA Health Link Members Have a New Choice
IA Health Link Open Choice Period
IA Health Link members have a new choice for medical coverage in Iowa's managed care program.
Effective July 1, 2019, Iowa Total Care, a new Managed Care Organization (MCO), will join Amerigroup and UnitedHealthcare in providing health coverage to IA Health Link and Hawki members.
Because of this, all members in the IA Health Link program will be in an Open Choice Period starting March 4, 2019 through June 18, 2019. (A similar Open Choice Period for members of the Hawki Program will start in June 2019.)
During this time, IA Health Link members will be able to choose which of the three MCOs they wish to enroll with for coverage starting July 1, 2019. Until then, members will remain with their current MCO.
Members who wish to change MCOs must contact Iowa Medicaid Enterprise Member Services by June 18, 2019 or they will be enrolled with the MCO assigned to them effective July 1, 2019. After that, members may change MCOs for any reason until September 30, 2019. After this date, members may change their MCO for reasons of "Good Cause" until their annual choice period.