3. Supportive Resources
• The government agencies presenting today deeply
empathizes with those that are impacted by this layoff
caused by no fault of your own.
• This team has been assembled to share information
on resources that will assist you in your transition
back into the workforce expeditiously, as well as
inform you of professional growth opportunities.
• Information shared today on available government
resources will support you in your transition, so you
don’t have to walk this path alone, our experts at the
(The LWIA information), will assist you in every step.
4. Working in
Services at Illinois workNet® American
Job Centers throughout the state:
• Career assessments and job search
• No-cost training services/career
Illinois' unemployment insurance
program is managed by the Illinois
Department of Employment Security
• Unemployment Insurance
J.B. Pritzker, Governor
Protecting your health benefits
and retirement assets.
• Options for continued
5. • Accessing services can help you upgrade
your current skills to get a better job or
provide support as you look for other
• Services are available in Illinois workNet®
American Job Centers throughout Illinois.
and Opportunity Act (WIOA)
WIOA is designed to benefit you if you are:
• A DLW
• Authorized to work in the US
• At least 18 years old
• Registered in Selective Service, if male
• A Veteran
Find assistance by visiting:
6. Company Layoff Page
Link to Meeting Handouts and Workshop Recording:
Newell Brands, Inc.
Scan the QR codes below using your camera phone, once scanned please bookmark or add to your favorites;
Additional Contact Information:
The Workforce Connection: Nicholle Bond – 779.256.2599 (Rockford),
815.315.1830 (Freeport) & 815.547.9616 (Belvidere)
IDES: Appointment Scheduler – 800.244.5631
COMPANY PAGE: QUESTIONNAIRE:
9. The Workforce Connection
• Belvidere – 600 S. State St. 2nd Floor
• Freeport – 307 W. Main St
• Rockford – 303 N. Main St. 3rd Floor
No Appointments Necessary
Open 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday – Friday
10. One Stop Career Centers
• Job Search Assistance
• Training and Education Assistance
• Specialized Services
• On-site Resource Rooms (computers, copy / fax, phone, etc.)
• Resume Building
• Interview Techniques
• Career Readiness
• Sign up today!
• Jobs Board
• Calendar of Events (Job Fairs, Hiring Events, Workshops)
11. Dislocated Worker Program
General Program Eligibility
• Laid off due to no fault of your own
• 18+ years old for adult
• Proof of authorization to work in the U.S.
• Registered with Selective Service for males 18 years and older
12. Dislocated Worker Program
• In Demand Occupation
• Up to $13,000 for Tuition Assistance
Work Based Learning
• Work Experience
– Up to 25 hours a week
• On the Job Training
– Full time, permanent position with local employer
Supportive Services Available
• Testing Fees
• Books , Uniforms, Tools
• Childcare Assistance
13. High Demand Industries in Illinois
• Health Care
• Transportation and Logistics
• Information Technology
• Go to: Menu, Training and Credentials, and WIOA Approved Training Programs
Search to find listing of approved trainings.
Examples of Training Programs
• Aviation, IT, CDL, Health Care, CNC, Pharmacy Tech, Welding, and much more!
Approved Training Programs
14. Getting Started
Career Planner Appointments
• Set employment or training goals with Career
• Bring two forms of identification to your
– Acceptable forms of identification:
• Social Security Card or Birth Certificate
• Drivers License or State ID
• More acceptable forms are available upon request
• Reading and Math Test
17. WHO ARE WE ANDWHY ARE
• U.S. DOL, EBSA administers ERISA
• ERISA is the law that governs many of the benefits
sponsored by private sector employers
• Job loss affects benefits
• Timely action needed to protect benefits
19. HIPAA SPECIAL ENROLLMENT
Requires a group health plan to allow an
employee/spouse/dependent to enroll for coverage
upon loss of other group health coverage
Employee must request special enrollment from the
other plan within 30 days of loss of coverage
Coverage becomes effective 1st of the month following
Ability to continue group health coverage under
Includes dental and vision plans
Excludes disability and life insurance plans
Applies to plans in private and public sectors
Covers plans if employer has 20 or more employees
21. Job loss – COBRA available for 18 months
Participant can be charged 102% of the full cost of
Notice to the Participant within 44 days
Participant has 60 days to elect COBRA and then 45
days to make initial payment
COBRA coverage is retroactive to date coverage
22. INDIVIDUAL COVERAGE IN
THE HEALTH INSURANCE
One-stop shopping to find and compare private
Compare coverage, premiums, deductibles and out-of-
pocket costs before enrolling
May be eligible for a tax credit to lower monthly
premiums and out-of-pocket costs
Losing job-based coverage is a special enrollment event
23. HEALTH INSURANCE
To qualify for special enrollment, select a plan
within 60 days before or within 60 days after loss of
The date your coverage will start depends on when
you select a plan.
Premium assistance available under the American
Visit HealthCare.Gov for more info
24. COVERAGE THROUGH A
You and your family may qualify for free or low-cost
coverage from Medicaid and/or the Children’s Health
Insurance Program (CHIP).
Find out if you qualify at HealthCare.gov/
Can apply for and enroll in Medicaid or CHIP any time of
If you qualify, coverage begins immediately.
25. RETIREMENT PLAN
Keep plan informed of your address
Make sure you are getting information from the plan at
Benefit Payment Rules
Some other time specified by the plan
26. WHAT OPTIONS DO I HAVE
REGARDING MY RETIREMENT
Keep the funds in the old plan (and keep in touch)
New Employer’s plan (if allowed)
27. CONTACT INFORMATION
1-866-444-3272 toll free
Look for Brochure, “Retirement and HealthCare
Coverage…Questions and Answers for Dislocated
Workers” in English and Spanish
Marketplace info – HealthCare.gov
28. • How to file & certify for unemployment insurance benefits
• Information on Illinois JobLink
IDES Call Center – 800-244-5631
J.B. Pritzker, Governor
Illinois Dept. of Employment Security
29. Unemployment Insurance Benefits Overview
Unemployment insurance is a state-administered program
designed to provide workers with financial assistance during
temporary periods of involuntary unemployment or
The Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES)
collects unemployment insurance taxes from the state's liable
employers and returns those dollars to eligible Illinois workers
as unemployment insurance benefits. Workers do not “pay
in” to the unemployment insurance system.
30. How to file your claim via the
IDES Call Center
• IDES Claimant Services at (800) 244-5631
• Call Center hours 7:30 am – 6:30 pm Monday – Friday.
• Due to current high call volume filing on-line is
31. How to file your claim on-line
Verify web address:
• You can file a claim when you
are no longer physically
• Online is the preferred
method to file a claim.
33. What is ILogin?
ILogin is an identity verification process
that is integrated with the Illinois
Department of Employment Security’s
(IDES) unemployment benefits
application (IBIS), creating a secure and
simple login process.
How does ILogin help?
ILogin uses the latest security tools to
protect user data including identity
proofing, strong authentication, fraud
analytics and threat monitoring.
What can you expect?
The first time you enter ILogin, you will
complete a short registration. When
registering for the first time, you will
follow a few additional steps to validate
You will be required to submit an
access code in addition to your ILogin
credentials when you sign into your
account. You can choose to receive this
verification code via text message,
phone call, or an app verification.
ILogin Identity Account
37. UI Finding Letter
UI Findings Letter should arrive U.S.
Mail after you filed your claim
See page 1 of “I filed my claim, what happens now” brochure
38. UI Benefit Year and
UI Monetary Determination
2021 MAXIMUM WEEKLY BENEFIT AMOUNTS:
• $505.00 Single no dependents
• $601.00 Non-working spouse as dependent
• $693.00 With one or more child under 18
*As of January 1, 2021, these amounts are subject to change
39. To receive benefits, you must certify
• Certify every 2 weeks
• See UI Finding Letter for certification day & first
• Be Able, Available and Actively searching for work to
receive unemployment insurance benefits.
• Review and prepare the answers before you certify to
ensure quick, accurate certification.
• Download “I Filed My Claim What Happens Now” from
the IDES website to view certification questions.
41. Certify On-line at www.IDES.Illinois.gov
• The best way to complete your
certification is online from
3:00am - 7:30pm on your
designated certification day,
42. Certify via the telephone
6. Are you receiving, or have you applied for primary
Social Security benefits?
7. Other than Social Security, are you receiving, or have
you applied fora retirement or disability pension?
• If yes, has the amount changed?
8. Did you attend school or receive training?
• If yes, did you attend all scheduled training
• If no, enter the number of days that you did not
9. Do you have a current workers’ compensation claim,
or do you expect to receive workers’ compensation for a
10. Has your phone number changed?
• If yes, enter your new ten-digit telephone
11. Has your mailing address changed?
1. Have you received or will you receive holiday pay during
the period of Sunday through Saturday (week 1 beginning
date through week 2
• If yes, enter the gross amount of your holiday pay
(before deductions) for each week.
2. Did you work during the period of Sunday (week 1
beginning date) through Saturday (week 2 ending date)?
• If yes, enter the total amount of earnings (before
deductions) for each week.
3. Has your dependency status changed during this
4. Were you able and available to work each day during your
normal work week?
• If no, enter the number of days you were
unavailable for work in each of the weeks.
5. Did you actively look for work for the week of Sunday
(week 1 beginning date) through Saturday (week 2 ending
43. How Earnings Affect Your UI Benefits
If you earn less than half of
your weekly benefit amount
(WBA), you will receive your
If you earn more than half of
your WBA, there will be a
from your WBA
If you earn an amount equal
to or more than your WBA,
your claim will be closed
For example: Your WBA is $400
**dollar-for-dollar deduction from your WBA
Earn less Earn more Earn 100%
than 50% than 50% or more
45. • Link: https://illinoisjoblink.com/
• Every UI benefit recipient must register with
www.illinoisjoblink.com; failure to register will
stop you from receiving benefits, until your
registration is complete, and a resume is
either uploaded or created.
• Application is available on the Internet only.
48. Illinois JobLink - Resume
• You must create or upload at least one resume.
• Upload/create multiple resumes for different types of positions you’re seeking!
For your records - Enter job title for position you’re seeking
Unique title – relevant to type of work seeking w/ key words
49. You must be:
work to receive
Searching for a Job!