District 6

Butte, El Dorado, Nevada, Placer, Plumas, Sierra, and Sutter

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After the fire: UDW caregivers step up to help those in need

After the fire: UDW caregivers step up to help those in need

On the morning of November 8, Kesha and Vincent Haynie were leaving their home in Magalia to start their regular commute into Chico where Vince cares for an elderly man and Kesha—a caregiver herself—works as a UDW staff member. They noticed plumes of smoke and heard a loud, ominous, “BOOM.” “It must have been a propane tank,” Vince said. “They were going off like firecrackers.” On the road to town they saw the actual flames. They called Kesha’s mom, who was still at their house with their dog, and told her to leave the area and head to Chico immediately. […]

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Butte County IHSS Providers Affected by Camp Fire: Info on timesheets, paychecks, and additional resources

Butte County IHSS Providers Affected by Camp Fire: Info on timesheets, paychecks, and additional resources

UDW has been in contact with the state and county officials to answer your questions about timesheets and paychecks during this time. Please don’t hesitate to call our Chico office at 530-894-2702 or our statewide member benefits center at 1-800-621-5016 with additional questions. We’re here to help. Information for IHSS Providers Paychecks: IHSS timesheet processing facility in Chico was only closed Friday due to fire. It was closed yesterday due to holiday. Today (11/13) and tomorrow (11/14) it is processing every timesheet received by post office since Thursday (11/8). This may result in a small delay in paychecks being issued […]

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URGENT for UDW Members: Sign Updated Card to Stay a Member

URGENT for UDW Members: Sign Updated Card to Stay a Member

IMPORTANT! In order to remain a UDW member and have dues payments automatically taken out of your paycheck, you must reauthorize your membership here. A new proposed rule by the federal government would prohibit union dues and other payments like health insurance premiums from being deducted automatically out of IHSS paychecks. This rule is almost certain to be made final in the coming weeks. The form on www.MyUDW.org contains updated language that will allow you to continue having these payments deducted from your paycheck. We are also working hard to find a solution to help you continue automatic deductions for your […]

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Share-of-Cost: When your client pays for IHSS partially out-of-pocket

Share-of-Cost: When your client pays for IHSS partially out-of-pocket

Most IHSS recipients receive their home care as part of their Medi-Cal benefits. Some people’s income is too high for them to qualify for full coverage of their hours, so they agree to pay a certain amount each month toward their Medi-Cal expenses before Medi-Cal will pay. That amount is called Share-of-Cost (SOC). The SOC may be paid to the IHSS provider, a pharmacy, doctor’s office, or when purchasing other medically necessary goods or services. How it works Your client receives an “Explanation of Share-of-Cost” letter the California Department of Social Services that tells them how much SOC they need […]

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LA Times: Targeting home healthcare workers, the Trump administration opens another front in its war on public employees

Los Angeles Times | JUL 30, 2018 By MICHAEL HILTZIK  Rachelle Lewis, 66, spends about 60 hours a week caring at home for her 40-year-old daughter, who suffers from schizophrenia and a learning disability. For this Lewis receives $11.18 an hour via California’s Medicaid program, Medi-Cal. From that she pays a dollar a month for a union-sponsored healthcare plan. Now she’s worried that this benefit, along with others she receives via the union, might disappear. That’s because Medicaid authorities have launched a new attack on unions serving home healthcare workers like herself, aimed transparently at depriving their unions of financial […]

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