Preventive Health Care

Preventive Health Care at No Cost to You

April 2018 

We have all heard the saying, “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure." This is true, especially when it comes to preventive health care. A focus on regular preventive care, along with following the advice of your doctor, can make a big difference in keeping you healthy. No-cost coverage of preventive health care is a key provision of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). A complete list of ACA preventive services is on the DAS Health Insurance webpage for your review. 

Here are some tips about State of Iowa benefit coverage of preventive health care services:

  • To be at no cost to you, the service must be provided by a Wellmark Blue Access health care provider (if you are enrolled in Iowa Choice) or a Wellmark Alliance Select provider (if you are enrolled in National Choice.) 
  • If your health care provider bills an office visit separately from your preventive services, you may have a copay. 
  • You may have a copay if the primary reason for your appointment is something other than preventive care. 
  • If the screening reveals a medical problem, you will have out-of-pocket expenses for treatments and follow-up appointments with your provider