Find Affordable Health Insurance in Iowa

Find individual health insurance in Iowa.
Discover more plans at the lowest available cost.

Iowa State Health Resources

Residents can also refer to a number of resources within Iowa:

Apply for Iowa Health Insurance coverage at eHealthInsurance. We offer thousands of health plans underwritten by more than 180 of the nation’s health insurance companies. Compare Iowa health plans side by side, get health insurance quotes, apply online and find affordable health insurance today. You can read more about the Affordable Care Act in our Obamacare Resource Center.

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We offer a broad selection of Iowa health plans for individuals, families and small businesses from most of the leading Iowa health insurance companies.

Iowa Medical Insurance Statistics

Consider the following statistics about health care coverage in Iowa:


Total Iowa Residents


Total Uninsured Iowa Residents


Total Iowa HMO enrollment


Avg annual employee premium in Iowa employer-sponsored plan (after employer contribution)


Avg Iowa hospital cost per inpatient day (before insurance)
Source data according to the Kaiser Family Foundation: Health Insurance Coverage of the Total Population, states (2007-2008), U.S. (2008); Total HMO Enrollment, July 2008; Average Single Premium per Enrolled Employee; For Employer-Based Health Insurance, 2008; Hospital Adjusted Expenses per Inpatient Day, 2007

Frequently asked questions

Iowa defers to the federal Affordable Care Act (ACA) as the authority for health insurance coverage requirements applicable to all U.S. citizens. The ACA requires individuals to have a minimum level of health coverage.
If you missed open enrollment, you still may be able to enroll in health insurance in Iowa if you qualify for a special enrollment period. If you don't have a qualifying life event, Iowa residents can also apply for short-term health plans through private insurers. These policies have initial terms up to 364 days with the option to renew.
Iowa residents can expect to pay an average of $249.55 per person* for a major medical individual health insurance plan. Prices will vary and premiums can be lower if you are in good health.
Metal LevelAverage Monthly Premium*
* This is the average price of a plan available from eHealth in Iowa, but actual prices available depend on zip code, age, gender, and other factors.  Get a personalized quote to see what may be available for you.