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Iowa Resources

This page has information specific to this state, including contact information for federal and state agencies, and some key information about laws and consumer protections.

To find financial assistance resources, please visit CancerFinances.org.

Click here for information about laws specific to Iowa.

 

Employment

Federal Fair Employment Agency
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
800.669.4000
info@eeoc.gov
www.eeoc.gov

Reasonable Accommodations
Job Accommodation Network
800.526.7234
jan@AskJAN.org
www.AskJAN.org

Family & Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
U.S. Department of Labor
Wage & Hour Division
866.487.9243
www.dol.gov/whd

State Fair Employment Agency
Iowa Civil Rights Commission
800.457.4416
www.icrc.iowa.gov/

State Health Care Coverage Facts
Georgetown University Health Policy Institute
https://ccf.georgetown.edu/state-childrens-health-facts/

Vocational Rehabilitation
Iowa Vocational Rehabilitation Services
515.281.4211 or 515.281.7645
https://ivrs.iowa.gov

More Employment Resources

Health Insurance

Iowa Health Insurance Marketplace (a.k.a Exchange)
800.318.2596
www.healthcare.gov/

Iowa Insurance Division
877.955.1212 or 515.281.5705
www.iid.state.ia.us

COBRA
U.S. Department of Labor
Employee Benefits Security Administration
866.444.3272
www.dol.gov/ebsa

COBRA-Iowa
Iowa Insurance Division
877.955.1212 or 515.281.5705
www.iid.state.ia.us/

State Children’s Health Insurance Program
Healthy and Well Kids in Iowa
800.257.8563
https://dhs.iowa.gov/hawki

Find Health & Dental Coverage For Your Family
InsureKids.gov
https://www.insurekidsnow.gov/coverage/ia/index.html

More Health Insurance Resources

Medicaid Programs

Triage Cancer Guide to Medicaid Expansion

IA Health Link
800.338.8366 or 515.256.4606
www.dhs.iowa.gov/iahealthlink

Iowa Health Insurance Premium Payment Program (HIPP)
888.346.9562
www.dhs.iowa.gov/ime/members/medicaid-a-to-z/hipp

State Medicaid Program for In-Home Care
Health and Disability Waiver

HCBS Elderly Waiver
https://dhs.iowa.gov/sites/default/files/Comm513.pdf?091820192127

More Health Insurance Resources

Medicare

Medicare
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
800.MEDICARE (633.4227)
www.medicare.gov

Medicare & You

Medicare Assistance
State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP)
800.351.4664
http://www.therightcalliowa.gov

More Health Insurance Resources

Unemployment Resources

Unemployment Agency
Iowa Workforce Development
800.562.4692
www.iowaworkforce.org

Agency: Iowa Workforce Development

Information available at: https://www.iowaworkforcedevelopment.gov/. File here: https://www.iowaworkforcedevelopment.gov/file-claim-unemployment-insurance-benefits. File weekly certifications here: https://www.iowaworkforcedevelopment.gov/file-weekly-continued-claim. The maximum weekly benefit amount available is $481 for an individual and up to $591 for an individual with dependents. Benefits can be claimed for a maximum of 26 weeks. Payment is available via debit card or direct deposit. New claimants must register with the iowaworks.gov job search service. Customer service can be reached by email: uiclaimshelp@iwd.iowa.gov or by phone: 1-866-239-0843. Frequently asked questions are answered here: https://www.iowaworkforcedevelopment.gov/unemployment-insurance-frequently-asked-questions. A comprehensive guidebook is available here: https://www.iowaworkforcedevelopment.gov/2019-unemployment-insurance-claimant-handbook. Resources to assist claimants with their job searches are available on the main website.

Updates related to Iowa unemployment benefits and Covid-19: https://www.iowaworkforcedevelopment.gov/ui-extension-information and https://www.iowaworkforcedevelopment.gov/iowa-workforce-development-outlines-cares-act-benefits-and-implementation.

State Clinical Trials Law

The ACA requires that most, non-grandfathered, group health plans provide coverage for the routine costs when participating in clinical trials. Some states have more consumer protections. Click here for more information about clinical trials.

Effective July 1, 2010 – applies to Individual or group third-party provider contracts or policies. Routine patient care costs of cancer clinical trials are covered if they involve the scientific study of a new therapy for the treatment of cancer in humans and consist of a scientific plan of treatment that includes specified goals, a rationale, and background for the plan; criteria for patient selection; specific directions for administering therapy and monitoring patients; a definition of quantitative measures for determining treatment response; and methods for documenting and treating adverse reactions. In addition: First, the treatment must be provided with therapeutic intent (that is, aimed at improving the patient’s survival or quality of life); Second, the trial must be authorized or approved by (1) the NIH, (2) US Food and Drug Administration, (3) US Dept of Defense or (4) US Dept of Veterans Affairs; Third, the proposed treatment must be reviews and approved by the applicable qualified Institutional and Review Board and Fourth, the available clinical or preclinical data must indicate that the treatment will be at least as effective as the standard therapy and is anticipated to constitute an improvement in therapeutic effectiveness for the treatment of the disease in question. Verified 7/2011