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Comprehensive Person-Centered State Work Incentive Initiatives:

A Resource Center for Developing & Implementing Medicaid Buy In Programs
Related Employment Initiatives for Persons with Disabilities


Note: It has been found that links to the websites listed below for Utah are most easily accessible by using the MSN/IE browsers instead of a Netscape browser.

I. Overview of a State’s Comprehensive Person-Centered Employment Initiatives

Link to Utah's Work Incentive Initiative (UWIN) website:

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State's Medicaid Buy-In Program Design Features
- Income Eligibility Criteria
- Resource Limits and Exclusions
- Cost Sharing - Minimum Income Level and Premium or Cost Share Methods
- Work Related Policies and Protections

State's SSI and Other Medicaid Income Standards for Adults with Disabilities

II. What’s New and Persons to Contact

Persons to Contact
Catherine E. Chambless, Ph.D.,
Project Director, Work Incentive Initiative
Utah Department of Health
Division of Health Care Finance
c/o Office of Rehabilitation
1595 West 500 South
Salt Lake City, UT 84104
Phone (voice): (801) 887-9388
Fax: (801) 887-9389
E-mail: cchambless@utah.gov

III. Program Development - Past and Present

  • Executive Branch Leadership, Cross Disability Coalition Leadership and Interagency Working Groups
  • Initial Planning, Information Gathering and Program and Fiscal Estimates


IV. State Legislation - Adopted and Pending


V. Current State Policies and Program Descriptions


VI. Program Data and Impact


VII. Comprehensive Employment Initiatives

Employment Related Personal Assistance Survives State Plan Amendment


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Supported by a grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation with additional support provided by NIDRR of the US Department of Education through the RRTC on Workforce Investment and Employment Policy at the Law, Health Policy and Disability Center at the University of Iowa. (#H133B980042) 

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