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Healthy and Well Kids in Iowa (hawk-i)

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Your kids are your life. We’ll put them first, too – just like you do.

If your kids are eligible for the Healthy and Well Kids in Iowa (hawk-i) program, they can join Amerigroup. We’ll give them all of their regular hawk-i benefits like: 

  • A primary care provider (PCP) to manage your child’s health care needs
  • Vision care 
  • Wellness visits and immunizations
  • Prescriptions, plus certain over-the-counter medicines
  • Specialty physician services
  • Plus extras they can really use to help them stay healthy

If you have questions or want to learn more, you can call us at 1-800-600-4441 (TTY 711).

You can view the 2016 Comparison of the State of Iowa Medicaid Enterprise Basic Benefits Based on Eligibility Determination chart for more information.

  • Free Boys & Girls Club membership
  • Healthy Families Program to help kids live healthier lives
  • Free stocked backpacks and comfort items for Foster Care, Subsidized Adoption and Guardianship waiver members
  • Free dental supplies
  • Video chats with doctors using LiveHealth Online
  • Amerigroup Community Resource Link to help you find community services near you

We work with Express Scripts to provide your pharmacy benefit. We cover a wide range of prescriptions and many over-the-counter medicines.

You don’t pay any pharmacy copays.

Getting your prescription filled is easy!

You can go to any pharmacy in our plan. Use the pharmacy locator tool to find a pharmacy close to you.

  • Give the pharmacist your written prescription or have the doctor call it in
  • ​Show your Amerigroup ID card

What is the Preferred Drug List (PDL)?

The PDL is a list of preferred and nonpreferred drugs Amerigroup covers. Non-preferred drugs may require a prior authorization. You’ll need approval from us to get these medicines. Your provider will ask us for one. Your request will be sent to our Pharmacy team for review and decision.

For the latest PDL, visit: www.iowamedicaidpdl.com

Pharmacy Formulary Exception Request

If you’re taking a drug that isn’t listed on the PDL, you or your authorized representative can ask for an exception to keep taking it.

To ask for an exception, email: submitmyexceptionreq@amerigroup.com.

Mixing Drugs and Side Effects

Learn more about what drugs you can and can’t take together or side effects on the Express Scripts Drug Information Website

Express Scripts Prescription Drug Reimbursement Form

Express Scripts Online Registration Instructions

For answers to some of your prescription drug coverage questions, go to our Frequently Asked Questions page or call Member Services.

Your member handbook is your go-to guide for health services. It tells you how you can get the most from Amerigroup. Read it to find out about:

  • Your benefits
  • Special programs and services, including case management, service coordination and our Health Home program
  • Your rights and responsibilities as an Amerigroup member
  • How to choose a primary care provider
  • How to get help if your doctor’s office is closed
  • Renewing your coverage
  • How to reach Amerigroup Member Services if you have questions

Download your member handbook below:

Do things that are good for your health and get rewards!

Healthy Rewards is a program that pays you for taking control of your health. You can earn $10, $20 or $30 for completing these healthy activities:


For all members:
  • Complete the health risk assessment within 90 days of enrolling with Amerigroup
  • Complete your annual wellness visit
For adults

  • Get a flu shot
For children

  • Complete well-child visits within the first 15-months of life
  • Get the HPV vaccine
For members with diabetes:

  • Complete blood sugar (A1c) screening
For women:

  • Complete a breast cancer screening
  • Complete a cervical cancer screening
  • Go to prenatal and postpartum visits
For members who use tobacco:

  • Fill your smoking cessation medications and participate in the Amerigroup smoking cessation program or Iowa’s Tobacco Quit Line
For members with a behavioral health diagnosis:

  • Fill antidepressant, schizophrenia, or bipolar disorder medications
  • Complete a diabetes screening when prescribed an antipsychotic medicine for schizophrenia and/or bipolar disorder
  • Go to a behavioral health hospitalization follow-up visit
For members receiving long-term services and supports (LTSS):

  • Complete certain LTSS educational modules
You must be enrolled in the Healthy Rewards program to earn rewards for the healthy activities above. Once you enroll, we’ll send you your Healthy Rewards card and a booklet that lists the items you can buy using the dollars you earn. Every time you complete one of the healthy activities, you’ll get dollars added to your Healthy Rewards card. We’ll know if you completed an activity through claims from your providers, from your case manager, or if you tell us. You can spend Healthy Rewards dollars at Family Dollar, Dollar General, CVS and Walmart stores near you.

To learn more and enroll, call 1-877-868-2004 or read your member handbook to learn more. You can also call Member Services at 1-800-600-4441 (TTY 711) and ask for a copy of the member handbook to be mailed to you.
To register, go to www.myamerigroup.com/HealthyRewards.