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Helping Neighbors Cover All the Care they Need

Fall 2015 Open Enrollment season for health insurance plans is here. It's important to get coverage for all the care you may need without the worry of financial risks. Rest assured that:

  • If you or a family member gets sick, you won’t have to worry about financial risks.
  • You will be able to find a plan that fits your budget.
  • The insurance plan you choose will be there to cover all the care you need.

It pays to check it out now, get registered and see what help you may qualify for.

Who Needs to Check This Out?

Adults 19 to 64 years old (and their families):

Adults 19 to 64 years old (and their families):

  • Without insurance
  • Who pay for their own insurance
  • Who are no longer eligible to be on parents’ insurance
  • Who were denied coverage because of pre-existing health issues
  • Small business owner shopping for insurance (50 or less employees)

We can help you find options at or toll-free at 1-800-318-2596. Let’s get you registered now and see what help you may qualify for. Once you are registered, you can they select a plan that is right for you between November 1 and January 31. Contact Mercy’s Certified Application Counselors (CACs) at (319) 398-6695.

Low- and middle-income adults will get some level of help. Go shopping – it pays to check this out.

Individual Family of Four
Help with premiums and cost-sharing reduction $16,243 to $29,175 $33,465 to $59,625
Help with premiums only $29,176 to $46,680 $59,626 to $95,400

Seniors 65+ years old

We can help you find options to cover expenses that Medicare Parts A & B don't cover. Some of our UIHA providers are part of a new Medicare Advantage plan that offers reduced premiums when our UIHA network is chosen. This covers you beyond Original Medicare or Original Medicare and a Medicare Supplement plan. The new plan reduces the paperwork for you and provides wellness benefits. The Open Enrollment period is Oct. 15 through Dec. 7, 2015. This Medicare Advantage product is only available in the following counties: Benton, Cedar, Johnson, Keokuk, Linn and Scott.

You can check this out at: (877) 925-0424 or online at

Current Iowa Medicaid members & low income adults at or below Federal Poverty Level

The majority of Medicaid, Healthy and Well Kids in Iowa (hawk-i) and Iowa Health and Wellness Plan members will soon be enrolled with comprehensive managed care organizations (MCOs). Members should watch their mail for information on choosing an MCO.

We Hope You’ll Want to Stay with Us!

Be sure to choose a primary care physician or plan that allows you to stay with us. We want to continue to serve you.

Do I have to Change Doctors?

No. The law actually gives your primary care provider the ability to coordinate all of your care. In fact, he or she will coordinate within the UI Health Alliance for specialty care and medications. That’s why it’s so important that when you shop, you choose a primary care provider in our network to stay with the doctor you know and trust.

Do I Have to Have Health Insurance?

All U.S. citizens must have health insurance or face a penalty when they file their taxes.

Talk to Us:

Nikole TuttonMercy can help patients get the coverage they need. Contact our Health Insurance Exchange Coordinator, Nikole Tutton, at (319) 398-6695 for assistance.

New Patients:

We’re happy to assist you in finding a provider that’s right for you. To learn which providers are accepting new patients, please call the Find-a-Doc line at (319) 369-4444 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.

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