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In recent weeks, you may have seen news coverage around the current status of CoOportunity. On January 23, 2015, the Iowa Insurance Commissioner determined rehabilitation was not possible for CoOportunity Health and will ask the court for an order of liquidation.   These problems arose from the company’s inability to obtain additional resources from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and extremely high healthcare utilization.

What this means for CoOportunity Policy Holders:

  • CoOportunity policy holders need to find new health care coverage immediately. Please schedule an appointment with the Mercy insurance enrollment office by calling 1-866-935-1222. Certified Application Counselor can assist you in finding a health care plan that meets your needs.
  • You can still choose Mercy. There are affordable health care plans available with networks that include Mercy Medical Center.
  • CoOportunity Health policy holders will have a 60-day special enrollment period to enroll in a new health plan. The 60-day special enrollment period will begin the date the liquidation becomes effective. At this time, we do not know the exact date the liquidation will be effective, but it is important that you enroll in a new health plan immediately.
  • Mercy and MercyCare continue to see patients with CoOportunity insurance.

The situation continues to change. Understandably, you may have questions regarding your health care coverage. We are here to help. Please call the Mercy insurance enrollment office at 1-866-935-1222 to schedule an appointment with a Certified Application Counselor.

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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