IRIS is the state of Wisconsin's Medicaid Waiver program for adults needing long-term care. IRIS stands for: Include, Respect, I Self-Direct.
The IRIS program puts participants in control of their care. Participants manage their monthly budget, hire caregivers, and purchase approved goods and services.
People who are eligible can choose the IRIS program with help from their local Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC). Participants work with an IRIS consultant to make an individualized supports and services plan.
iLIFE is the fiscal/employer agent for the IRIS program. We service over 13,000 IRIS participants by:
running background checks on caregivers
withholding, filing, and depositing federal and state income taxes
We also have resources to help people self-direct their services:
To find out if you are eligible for the IRIS program, contact your local ADRC.
To choose iLIFE as your IRIS Fiscal Employer Agent (FEA), let your IRIS Consultant (IC) know of your preference after your have succesfully enrolled in the IRIS program.
To transfer to iLIFE as your IRIS Fiscal Employer Agent (FEA), you will need to fill out the Participant Fiscal Employer Agent (FEA) Selection Form. Once the form is completed, please return it to your IRIS Consultant (IC) notifying them of your wish to transfer.