Now there are even more good reasons to have health insurance. No matter your income or employment status, everyone now has access to quality, government-qualified health plans.
Affordable health insurance. Easy to shop.
You may qualify for help in paying for the insurance or even the cost of health services. Shop online with the new Health Insurance Marketplace or talk to a Mercy Medical Center - North Iowa representative.
The Marketplace opens October 1, 2013. It's a one-stop-shop for a plan that fits your budget and coverage needs.
7 good reasons to cover the whole you
Preventive Care services are included at no additional cost. You cannot be denied coverage due to pre-existing conditions. Coverage includes:
We've teamed up with the University of Iowa Health Alliance and its doctors to bring you better coordinated care all across Iowa. Through the alliance, we have access to University-level care, helpful research and wellness programs
Take a few minutes to learn a little, or a lot, about the New Law.
The YouToons Get Ready for Obamacare
Los YouToons Se Preparan Para Obamacare
The New Law
The Affordable Care Act requires everyone legally living in the U.S. to have health insurance beginning January 1, 2014. If you do not have health insurance, you are required to sign up during open enrollment, from October 1, 2013, to March 31, 2014. You can shop for plans by phone, through a broker, at on-site enrollment locations, or at the online Health Insurance Marketplace. If you choose not to enroll for insurance, the law states that you will face tax penalties.
Learn more about the Marketplace in English or Spanish.
What is the Health Insurance Marketplace?
El Mercado de Seguros Medicos
This is health insurance made easy. One simple application guides you to the right plans.
Look for us on the Iowa and Nebraska Marketplaces! If you want to continue to receive care from Mercy Medical Center - North Iowa, we are included in CoOportunity UI Health Alliance products. Our health care providers have you covered all across Iowa, eastern Nebraska and the Illinois Quad Cities.
Four levels of options: Platinum, Gold, Silver, and Bronze
All government Qualified Health Plans.
Options that fit your income and family size
Easy to compare benefits and costs
Who shops the Marketplace?
People eligible for Iowa Health and Wellness Plan. Sign up beginning Oct. 1, 2013 and coverage begins January 1, 2014
IowaCare patients. You MUST enroll in the Iowa Health & Wellness Plan by December 31, 2013 to continue coverage
Self-insured individuals looking for commercial insurance
You may be surprised about who qualifies for financial help. Find out exactly how much assistance you qualify for by applying at the Health Insurance Marketplace. If you have questions or would like help, call Mercy Medical Center - North Iowa at 866-494-3001.
Try this calculator
Get an estimate of your eligibility for subsidies and how much you could spend on health insurance before you shop the Marketplace.
The Kaiser Family Foundation developed this tool to help you estimate your health insurance premium or tax credit.
Talk to us about enrolling in the Marketplace
We’ve partnered with a number of community organizations to make sure everyone knows all U.S. citizens must have health insurance in 2014. We’re prepared to assist you to help you reach the Marketplace and get the government assistance you may qualify for.
Ask a Mercy Medical Center - North Iowa team member
Contact our Patient Financial Services (Navigator, Outreach) at 866-494-3001