IRIS: Fiscal Employer Agents

What is a fiscal employer agent (FEA)?

If you participate in IRIS (Include, Respect, I Self-Direct), you will work with an FEA. Your aging and disability resource center (ADRC) will offer you options, and then you can choose which agent you want to work with.

The agent:

  • Does background checks on workers you hire.
  • Processes payroll and pays vendors for services.
  • Manages the amount of federal and state taxes to take out of your workers’ checks.
  • Helps with other employer tasks.
  • Processes any cost share you may owe. This is the amount that you may owe to maintain your Medicaid eligibility.

You are the employer of your worker and agency providers, not your FEA. They are there to assist and support you in your role as an employer. They can also help you with questions and concerns you may have about their employment.

Learn more about IRIS and FEAs. Read the IRIS Participant Handbook, P-01008 and the IRIS Participant Education Manual, P-01704.

Wisconsin's FEAs

GT Independence

GT Independence
Wisconsin office:
5150 North Port Washington Rd., Suite 102
Milwaukee, WI 53217
Phone: 877-659-4500
Fax: 888-972-3891
Timesheets: 855-329-8648
Email: customerservice@gtindependence.com

  • GT Independence is a for-profit limited liability company (LLC). It has contracted as an FEA for the IRIS program since May 2016.
  • GT Independence is based in Sturgis, Michigan.
  • Service area: Statewide

iLIFE Financial Management Services

iLIFE
2020 W. Wells St.
Milwaukee, WI 53223
Phone: 888-800-5599
Fax: 888-809-1224
Email: IRIS@iLIFE.org

Five Wisconsin offices: Central Milwaukee, Madison, Eau Claire, Rice Lake, and Wausau

  • iLIFE is a non-profit limited liability company (LLC). It has contracted as an FEA for the IRIS program since 2008.
  • iLIFE is based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
  • Service area: Statewide

Outreach Health Services

Outreach Health Services
Wisconsin office:
204 3rd Ave., Suite 110
PO Box 945
Osceola, WI 54020
Phone: 877-901-5826
Fax: 800-687-3121
Email: outreach.wi@outreachfiscalagent.com

  • Outreach Health Services is a for-profit limited liability company (LLC) and has contracted as an FEA for the IRIS program since December 2016.
  • Outreach Health Services is based in Mesa, Arizona.
  • Service area: Statewide

Premier Financial Management Services

Premier Financial Management Services
Wisconsin office:
10425 W. North Avenue, Suite 345
Milwaukee, WI 53226
Phone: 855-224-5810
Fax: 855-471-1731
Email: IRIS@premier-fms.com

  • Premier Financial Management Services is a for-profit limited liability company (LLC) and has contracted as an FEA for the IRIS program since July 2016.
  • Premier Financial Management is based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
  • Service area: Statewide
Last Revised: October 4, 2022