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FreshEBT: Your Online Guide to Managing FoodShare Benefits

In Benefits Articles, Featured, Healthy Eating, News by eri

How do I apply for FoodShare Wisconsin? Which stores and farmer’s markets accept the Quest Card? Can I check my balance online? Am I eligible for other benefits? These are just a few of the questions you might have about Wisconsin’s FoodShare program. FreshEBT can answer them, and many more! FreshEBT is an online guide to managing FoodShare benefits in …

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Free Tax Preparation Services to Meet the July 15, 2020 Filing Deadline

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

The tax filing deadline was extended to July 15, 2020, by The IRS (Internal Revenue Service) and State of Wisconsin in response to COVID-19. If you haven’t filed your taxes already, you still have time to get free tax preparation help. Individual resource agencies listed here may have COVID-19 protection requirements, such as social distancing or temperature screenings, to protect …

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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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When You Have a Mental Health Disability and Need Benefits….

In Benefits Articles, Featured, Mental Health Resources, Social Security Benefits by eri

Complex. Confusing. Overwhelming.  These are just a few of the words used to describe what it’s like to have a mental health disability and apply for Social Security and Medicaid benefits. Some people are able to navigate the application process on their own or with the help of family and friends. Others may need a little more support.  Jolin, a …

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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 temporarily waived If …

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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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ERI Customer Advisory – Coronavirus (COVID-19)

In COVID-19, News by Theresa Kulow

Due to the Coronavirus outbreak, ERI, like many companies is taking steps to consider the health and safety of our employees, partners, and the community while continuing to meet the needs of our customers throughout this outbreak. We continue to monitor and comply with governmental regulations and public health guidance.  This means adjusting as circumstances change.  We will update this …

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Veterans and Substance Abuse: Recovery is Possible, Help is Available

In Featured, Mental Health Resources, News by Priscilla Matthews

Do you know a veteran who might be using alcohol, tobacco, or prescription drugs to cope with anxiety, post-traumatic stress, or homelessness? If so, they’re not alone. The rate of substance abuse reported by service members who served since 2001 has tripled since before Vietnam. In 2015, 1 in 15 veterans had a substance abuse disorder. Recovery is PossibleRecovery from …