Iowa Concussion

Our Mission

The mission of the Brain Injury Alliance of Iowa is to create a better future through brain injury prevention, advocacy, education, research, and support.

To contact the Brain Injury Alliance of Iowa:
Call 1-855-444-6443 or Email info@biaia.org

Currently, more than 3.1 million children and adults in the U.S. live with a lifelong disability as a result of TBI and 6.4 million have a disability due to stroke. (Statistics courtsey of the Centers for Disease Control and the Heart Disease & Stroke Statistics Update At-A-Glance.). This translates into more than 95,000 Iowans living with disability from acquired brain injury. That is more than the populations of Sioux City, Waterloo, Council Bluffs, Ames or Iowa City.  



Iowans who plan to buy their own health insurance for 2018 can enroll through December 15. HealthCare.gov is the only official government website selling health insurance. Iowans may call 1-800-318-2596 or visit HealthCare.gov to learn about enrolling and to see if you qualify for subsidies to help pay for your coverage.

Local insurance agents, navigators and application counselors can help you review the available plans to find what best fits your needs. To find help close to home, go to localhelp.HealthCare.gov.

Medica is the only insurer offering plans to Iowans who purchase their own health insurance for 2018. Medica will offer three different insurance plans depending on your county of residence. You can choose a Health Savings Account or a co-pay plan, whichever best meets your needs for cost-sharing, deductibles and other out-of-pocket costs. You can look up what these terms mean at www.healthcare.gov/glossary.

• To renew your Medica coverage: Call 1-888-592-8211 or go online to www.medica.com/IndividualRenewal.
• To get started with Medica: Call 1-844-752-6742 or go online to www.medica.com/StayingCovered2018 to learn about your options.

Facebook Addition

Please take the time to check out our new Facebook Support Page for Iowans affected by Brain Injury

Brainstorming! BIAIA’s Monthly Newsletter

We are dedicated to keeping Iowans informed about upcoming events, services, research and news about brain injury. Our monthly newsletter Brainstorming is news you can use. Please come back here monthly to see our current issue. Click here

Looking for resources and supports dealing with brain injury?

Neuro-Resource Facilitation helps people with brain injury and their families find answers to their questions.  This is a free service dedicated to helping people choose, get and keep needed services and supports.   Professionals and others are also welcome to contact us to receive more information and assistance.

To speak with one of our Neuro-Resource Facilitators, please call the Brain Injury Alliance of Iowa at: 1-855-444-6443 or e-mail us at info@biaia.org

Individuals may also request to receive an Iowa Brain Injury Resource Network Information Kits (also known as the “Tote Bag”)  A “Virtual Tote Bag” can also be viewed online by clicking here.

IMPORTANT: The contents of this website, informational packets or handouts, such as text, graphics, or images are for informational purposes only. The content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment or for legal advice or representation. Please seek out a medical or legal professional for those types of services.

Welcome to the Brain Injury Alliance of Iowa Web Site!