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New Medicare Advantage carrier enters 14 Iowa counties 

October 15, 2014

For the first time, residents of 14 counties in Iowa will have Health Alliance Medicare Advantage plans available as they make their choices. October 15 marks the start of the Medicare Annual Election Period (AEP), when most people on Medicare need to make their plan choices for coverage in 2015. Health Alliance Medicare has partnered with University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Mercy-Cedar Rapids, Mercy Medical Center-Des Moines, Mercy Medical Center-North Iowa, and Genesis Health System. If you’re one of the thousands of older adults with Medicare in Iowa, and you haven’t started looking at your options, now is the time to start. more>>

Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare-Iowa Joins Alliance

April 23, 2014

The University of Iowa Health Alliance (UIHA) announced today that Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare-Iowa (Wheaton) is joining as its fifth organizational member. This new member brings additional health care providers and facilities to the alliance in Cedar Falls, Oelwein, Waterloo and surrounding areas in Northeast Iowa. More>>

ACO Agreement With Iowa Medicaid

April 3, 2014
The State of Iowa has signed agreement to encourage healthy behaviors and improve health outcomes for thousands of Iowans covered by the Iowa Health and Wellness Plan. More>>

Collaboration With CoOportunity Health Announced 

July 8, 2013                          

CoOportunity Health and University of Iowa Health Alliance (UIHA) announced today they are collaborating to introduce two unique health plan products for Iowans this fall. Both plan designs have been submitted to the Iowa Insurance Division for approval with the intention of offering them on the new Iowa Health Insurance Marketplace, the Iowa SHOP Exchange, and in the open market for individuals and employer groups of all sizes. More>>

Executive Director Announced

January 2013

The University of Iowa Health Alliance (UIHA) announced today Dan Kueter will lead the collaborative efforts of the organization formed in June 2012.  Kueter, 43, has extensive experience in the health care industry; most recently as President and CEO of UnitedHealthcare for Iowa and Central Illinois. He will serve as executive director of the alliance, which includes Mercy Health Network, Genesis Health System, Mercy Medical Center – Cedar Rapids and University of Iowa Health Care.  The alliance Board of Directors made the appointment, effective immediately.  More>>

Four Health Systems Launch Regional Alliance

June 29, 2012

The new regional alliance, to be called University of Iowa Health Alliance (UIHA), is made up of four entities: Mercy Health Network, based in Des Moines; Genesis Health System, based in Davenport; Mercy-Cedar Rapids; and University of Iowa Health Care, based in Iowa City.  More >>

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