What should I do about pension and health benefits?

You may be entitled to certain pension protections and health benefits even if you lose your job. If your company provided a group health insurance plan, you may be able to continue health benefits for a period of time. With a change in employment, you should understand how your pension benefits are affected. Knowing your rights can help you protect yourself and your family until you are working full time again. The U.S. Department of Labor, Employee Benefits Security Administration provides information on provides information on Pension and Health Care Coverage for Dislocated Workers.

Affordable Care Act plans offer income-based (projected future income) tax credits and subsidies to those who qualify. No cost application.

The Wisconsin Job Centers have more information on healthcare options for the unemployed.


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