Advocacy

Systems Unlimited has advocacy among our core values because we believe in speaking up for the people we serve. Read below for more information on disability rights, legislation and upcoming events.


Below are links from IACP to information regarding the upcoming June exit of UnitedHealthCare from Iowa:

UHC Exit FAQ Documents

IACP received the following FAQ documents from UHC this morning. These documents will also be posted to the UnitedHealthcare website in the next day or so. These documents will continue to be updated in the coming weeks as UHC works through more details.

            • UHC Exit FAQ
            • CDAC FAQ

 


Rock The Red Carpet

Systems Unlimited has had requests in the past to hold a “prom” for the people we serve. 2019 is the year that this wish is coming true! We were lucky enough to have a venue and a DJ donated to Systems Unlimited. This spring formal dance will be on May 11th at 6:00 pm at the Bella Sala event space in Tiffin, Iowa. The theme of the dance is “Rocking the Red Carpet“. The dance will begin at 6:00 pm and will include entertainment by LiveWire Entertainment and light appetizers. This is a beautiful venue and is highlighted by a water feature and deck. Everyone who is served at Systems Unlimited is invited so come and enjoy a fun night! Dig out your best formal dress or suit and join us in celebrating that spring has made it to Iowa.


New MCO – Iowa Total Care

The State of Iowa has chosen a third MCO to join UnitedHealthcare and Amerigroup. The new MCO, Iowa Total Care, will begin providing services to members in Iowa on July 1, 2019. Sometimes Iowa total Care is called by the name of their parent company, “Centene.”

Everyone who gets Waiver services and currently has an MCO will be getting a letter in the first weeks of March with a new MCO assignment. The State will make an effort to evenly divide all members between MCOs while keeping family members together. This means people may be assigned to stay with their current MCO, or they may be assigned a new one. The letters will be sent to people’s payees, or directly to them if they do not have a payee. The letter will include information about what to do if people would like to change their MCO assignment. Follow the link below to read the DHS announcement.

Read more here…


Seen and Heard – Gazette Article

Employment Systems has a new group called “SEEN and HEARD” that is learning about voting registration and election issues. The Cedar Rapids Gazette recently wrote this article involving the group.

Read about it here


A pictorial Bill of Rights

All people have rights as human beings and citizens of the United States. Because people with disabilities are at risk of unfair restriction of their rights, Systems Unlimited has developed this pictorial explanation of the rights we will take extra care to support people to understand and exercise. We are committed to the promotion and protection of the rights of the people we serve.

Download the pictorial Bill of Rights