Update on Iowa Health and Wellness Plan and Helath Insurance Marketplace

By | September 4, 2013

Below is an update on the Iowa Health and Wellness Plan and Health Insurance Marketplace: 

Iowa Health and Wellness Plan

Waiver Update: The Iowa Wellness Plan and Iowa Marketplace Choice Plan 1115 Demonstration Waivers were accepted by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. The acceptance means the waivers included all necessary and required information for a waiver submission, according to CMS guidelines. The waivers will continue to be reviewed by CMS in the coming weeks. The waivers are now posted for viewing on the Medicaid.gov site at: http://www.medicaid.gov/Medicaid-CHIP-Program-Information/By-Topics/Waivers/1115/Section-1115-Demonstrations.html.

Up-To-Date Information: To find the most up-to-date information and documents related to the Iowa Health and Wellness Plan, visit: http://www.ime.state.ia.us/iowa-health-and-wellness-plan.html.

Health Insurance Marketplace

Upcoming Workshop: Please see the invitation information below for an upcoming Health Insurance Marketplace workshop, hosted by CMS and the Iowa Insurance Division.


cid:image001.jpg@01CE8F97.F0B3C5302013 CMS Health Insurance Marketplace Workshop

DATE:                    Wednesday, September 25, 2013

TIME:                     8:30 am – 5:00 pm

LOCATION:             Wallace Building

502 East 9th St.

Des Moines, IA 50316


         An Overview of the Health Insurance Marketplace and the Small Business Health Options Program (SHOP)

Information on Health Insurance Literacy

         An Overview of Consumer Assistance that will be available for People Using the Marketplace

         The Marketplace Application Process

         An Overview of Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP)

REGISTRATION: There will be no charge to you for the training.  To register go to https://iacmsmarketplaceworkshop.eventbrite.com.

Please register each workshop participant individually.  The number of attendees from the same organization may be limited.

Lunch will not be provided.  If you have any questions, please contact Becky Blum, Iowa Insurance Division at 515-281-8245 or at Becky.Blum@iid.iowa.gov.


CMS Health Insurance Marketplace Webinar: The CMS Stakeholder & Partner Education Series monthly webinar will be held on Tuesday, September 2, 2013 from 2:30 – 3:30 pm ET.This month will feature presentations on the Beneficiary Reassurances and Protection Action Plan, Redeem and Reassignment Processes and Open Enrollment.


To join the webinar please join both the audio and webinar portion of the meeting.

Audio: Please dial: 1- 800-603-1774, conference ID: 45335054

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