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Telehealth Toolkit: Best Practices for Providing Employment and Benefits Services to People with Disabilities

In Benefits Articles, COVID-19, Employment Articles, Featured, News by eri

The world seems to have been turned upside-down by COVID-19. We’ve had to change most aspects of our lives: the way we live, interact with others, attend school, go into the community, and for many, the way we do our jobs. The effects of social distancing can take a toll on all of us and the need to feel connected …

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ERI Addresses Community Needs through Dane County COVID-19 Emergency and Recovery Funding

In Benefits Articles, COVID-19, Employment Articles, News by eri

Thanks to the generosity of more than 1,000 donors, the United Way of Dane County  announced that 36 applications representing more than 90 organizations will receive approximately $1.5 million in grant funding through the Dane County COVID-19 Emergency and Recovery Fund.   Employment Resources, Inc. (ERI) is pleased to announce we have received $25,000 from this fund to provide assistance with communication, …

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COVID-19 Medicaid Purchase Plan (MAPP) Changes

In Benefits Articles, COVID-19, News by Sarah Lyngdal

Did you know?  Some important changes to the Medicaid Purchase Plan (MAPP) program happened due to the COVID-19 pandemic. ERI benefits specialists are closely following how COVID-19 effects benefits and health insurance in the state of Wisconsin. We’ll keep you posted as we learn new information. Here’s what we know now: The work requirement for MAPP is waived until October …

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COVID-19 Economic Impact (Stimulus) Payments — What You Need to Know

In Benefits Articles, COVID-19, News by Sarah Lyngdal

In the last week, there’s been a lot of information shared about the COVID-19 economic impact (stimulus) payments that many Americans are expecting to receive. It can be confusing and overwhelming! Our ERI benefits specialists are closely following state and federal guidance on getting these payments and how they will impact cash benefits and health insurance in the state of …

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Section 503: What Does It Mean for Someone with a Disability?

In Employment Articles, Featured, News by Sarah Lyngdal

A lot of hype surrounded the revisions to Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 when the Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) implemented the changes in 2014. Some said it was a “game changer” for increasing opportunities for people with disabilities to get back into and remain in the workforce. Five years later, let’s …

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Employment First: Madison Transition to Employment Fair

In Featured, News, Teen Tips by eri

The Madison Metropolitan School District (MMSD) is hosting a transition resource fair! Who It’s For: Students ages 13 and older, their families, and advocates Date: Wednesday October 30th Time:  5:30 – 7:30 pm   Dinner served at 5:30 pm Location: La Follette High School Cafeteria, 702 Pflaum Road Madison, WI Students, their families, and advocates will receive face-to-face introductions to resources, …

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Continued Medicaid Eligibility While Working: Section 1619(b)

In Benefits and Employment Articles, Blog, Featured, Financial Resources, News by Stephanie Drum

If you could keep your Medicaid coverage AND earn enough money to get off of SSI, would you? Many people would, but don’t even know it’s even a possibility. I have good news for you! Continued Medicaid Eligibility, or Section 1619(b), is a work incentive that allows people to keep their Medicaid even if their earnings are so high that …

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Free Writing Assistance with Your Job Search

In Benefits and Employment Articles, Benefits Articles, Blog, Employment Articles, Featured, News, Resources by eri

Free, One-On-One Help for Madison Area Residents Sometimes the hardest part of getting a job is getting started. Summarizing your entire work and life experiences in a single resume and cover letter can be daunting. And navigating the web, asking people you know for help, on top of reading and filling out forms and applications, can be downright scary. Did …

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ERI Supports National Disability Employment Awareness Month

In Advocacy, Employment Articles, Featured, News by eri

The Right Talent, Right Now Workplaces welcoming of the talents of all people, including people with disabilities, are a critical part of an inclusive community and strong economy. How can we, collectively and individually, reinforce the value and talent people with disabilities add to our workplaces and communities? What actions can we take right now to raise awareness that employers, …

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Visual Resumes: How to Create a “Wow” Factor

In Blog, Employment Articles, Featured, News by eri

Wow! That’s the response you may be able to get when an employer sees your visual resume. Make a great first impression with a visual resume and see if it would be right for you. What is a visual resume? A visual resume shows your abilities and strengths using images and creative layouts. It shows your strengths with positive and powerful images …