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Insurance for the Care You Need

Get Covered. Stay Covered. We can help.Mercy is again working through the University of Iowa Health Alliance (UIHA) to offer quality care at lower costs to our patients. UIHA has collaborated with insurance carriers to ensure our providers are represented in these plans.

This year, there are three insurance options available to patients:

  • Medicare Advantage plan through Health Alliance Medicare
  • Iowa Health and Wellness Plan (Medicaid)
  • Commercial plans through the Marketplace (Mercy has a preferred provider relationship with CoOportunity Health)

Individuals & Families

Cover all the care you may need without the worry of financial risk. Look for health insurance that features University of Iowa Health Alliance member hospitals and providers. This alliance has collaborated with insurance carriers to focus on what matters most: better-coordinated care at lower costs.

Your local healthcare providers – backed by Iowa’s only academic medical center.

Options to Fit Your BudgetShop to Compare Plans

Enroll Nov. 15 to Feb. 15

We’re happy to collaborate with CoOportunity Health. This is Iowa’s nonprofit health insurance company. As a member of the University of Iowa Health Alliance, our local providers participate in two unique health plans.

CoOportunity Health

CoOportunity UI Health Alliance plans offer affordable, quality healthcare. These Qualified Health Plans meet the government requirement for essential health benefits and preventive care services. They are available to adults 19 to 64 years old and their eligible dependents.

  • CoOportunity Premier* ─ offers a broad in-network list of providers and out-of-network benefits. UIHA providers and facilities are part of the broad in-network.
  • CoOportunity CorePlus UI Health Alliance* ─ is a select-network PPO plan with a simple in-network and out-of-network benefit design. In-network providers feature UIHA facilities, clinics and practitioners.
  • CoOportunity Preferred UI Health Alliance* ─ Preferred and CorePlus share an identical panel of in-network providers: Preferred does not cover out-of-network services except for emergencies.

Why shop?

  • If you are currently insured or self-insured, why not compare plans for benefits and costs?
  • If you do not have a government Qualified Health Plan, see what benefits you may be able to gain by switching plans.
  • No insurance? See if you qualify for help with costs.  

Available on the open market through your insurance broker, or CoOportunity Health directly at sales@coOportunityhealth.com or 1 (866) 217-6111. Also available on the Iowa Health Insurance Marketplace.

*Pending Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services approval.

65+ Medicare Advantage

New Medicare Advantage Plans

Every Need. Every Budget.Enroll Oct. 15 to Dec. 7

The University of Iowa Health Alliance has collaborated with insurance carriers to focus on what matters most: better-coordinated care at lower costs. As a member of the alliance, we’re pleased to offer new Medicare Advantage plans for adults 65+ years in our service area, which includes the following Iowa counties: Benton, Cedar, Cerro Gordo, Chickasaw, Dallas, Johnson, Keokuk, Kossuth, Linn, Polk, Scott, Warren, Winnebago and Worth.

Your local healthcare providers, backed by Iowa’s only academic medical center.

Health Alliance MedicareWith a Health Alliance Medicare plan, you get more than with a Medicare Supplement, like the SilverSneakers® fitness program, the Anytime Nurse Line and Assist America for worry-free traveling. With a PPO plan, you can use any doctor or hospital that accepts Medicare, but you’ll pay less when you stay in the Health Alliance Medicare network. 

You might think all that would cost more than a Medicare Supplement plan. It doesn’t. In fact, you could save $300 a year in premiums alone in 2015 with Health Alliance Medicare.* Along with big savings from Health Alliance Medicare, you also get:

  • $0 Tier 1 generic drugs at Walmart and Sam’s Club.
  • The care you need, when you’re sick and when you’re well.
  • Top-notch customer service right here in the Midwest.
  • Programs that save you money and keep you healthy.

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Contact Health Alliance Medicare at 1 (877) 925-0424 or TTY 711 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily or at www.HealthAllianceMedicare.org.

You may also contact Mercy’s Senior Health Insurance Information Program (SHIIP) representative at (319) 861-7887.

*Comparing the Health Alliance Guide PPO Plus Rx plan premium to Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield Supplement Plan F rate for a 65-year-old male. The benefit information is a brief summary, not a complete description of benefits. For more information, contact Health Alliance Medicare. Limitations, co-payments and restrictions may apply. Benefits, formulary, pharmacy network, provider network, premium and/or co-payments may change on January 1 of each year. You must continue to pay your Medicare Part B premium.

Employers

Open for BusinessAs a member of the University of Iowa Health Alliance, our providers are participating in insurance plans designed to help you offer employees affordable, quality, local healthcare – backed by Iowa’s only academic medical center.

CoOportunity Health

We’re collaborating with Iowa’s nonprofit insurance cooperative to bring two unique health plans to employer groups.

  • CoOportunity Premier* ─ offers a broad, in-network list of providers and out-of-network benefits. UIHA providers and facilities are part of the broad in-network.
  • CoOportunity CorePlus UI Health Alliance* ─ is a select-network PPO plan with a simple in-network and out-of-network benefit design. In-network providers feature UIHA facilities, clinics and practitioners.
  • CoOportunity Preferred UI Health Alliance* ─ will be offered again in 2015. Preferred and CorePlus share an identical panel of in-network providers: Preferred does not cover out-of-network services except for emergencies.

If you have 50 or fewer full-time equivalent employees, the Iowa Health Insurance Marketplace is a great place to review and compare your options. 

These plans are also available for small and mid-sized employer groups on the open market through your insurance broker. Or, contact CoOportunity Health directly at sales@coOportunityhealth.com or 1 (866) 217-6111.

*Pending Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services approval.

No Insurance Now?

Get a jump on enrollment.

Register now and see if you qualify for help.

Register & Get Help Now

Then, choose a plan from Nov. 15 to Feb. 15.

If you are aged 19 to 64 years, there’s an easy way to compare costs and health insurance plans. One simple application guides you to the right plans. It’s all available on the Health Insurance Marketplace at www.healthcare.gov. As part of the Affordable Care Act, now everyone can get coverage.

  • Options that fit your income and family size.
  • Easy to compare benefits and costs.

These are all Qualified Health Plans that meet the government requirement for essential health benefits and preventive care services. Register today and see if you qualify for help with costs.

We Can Help

We have staff members who understand the Affordable Care Act. They can show you the steps to get health insurance. Here is a checklist that will help us work with you.

Contact us today and let’s see what help you may be able to qualify for. If you need assistance or have questions about any insurance plan, please call Mercy’s Certified Application Counselors (CACs) at (319) 398-6695.

Mercy’s Insurance Enrollment Office is located near Registration in Lundy Pavilion (along 8th Avenue) at Mercy, 701 10th Street SE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52403.

If you would like to get an idea of what help you may be able to qualify for, try this online calculator from Kaiser Family Foundation.

We Participate in Plans on www.Healthcare.gov

CoOportunity Health

We’re happy to collaborate with Iowa’s nonprofit health insurance company. As a member of the University of Iowa Health Alliance, our local providers participate in two unique health plans.

  • CoOportunity CorePlus UI Health Alliance* ─ is a select-network PPO plan with a simple in-network and out-of-network benefit design. In-network providers feature UIHA facilities, clinics and practitioners.
  • CoOportunity Preferred UI Health Alliance* ─ will be offered again in 2015. Preferred and CorePlus share an identical panel of in-network providers: Preferred does not cover out-of-network services except for emergencies.

Find CoOportunity Health at www.healthcare.gov or contact them directly at 1 (866) 217-6111 or www.CoOportunityhealth.com.

*Pending Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services approval.

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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