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August 28, 2018 What resources are available to me through the IAM? https://www.goiam.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/06_20_2018_Dislocated-Worker-Resource-Manual.pdf Unemployment Information: There are several programs available for unemployed individuals, allowing them to receive food support or housing and energy assistance. Depending on your family size and the amount of your unemployment benefits, you might be eligible for programs like state food assistance or rent or mortgage support. Career counseling or emotional counseling are also often available. www.workforcesecurity.doleta.gov https://www.cms.hhs.gov https://www.medicare.gov https://www.medicaid.gov www.fns.usda.gov. www.healthplans.com https://www.benefits.gov https://workforcesecurity.doleta.gov/unemploy/uifactsheet.asp https://www.ssa.gov https://www.thebalancecareers.com Health Insurance: If you are looking to utilize a new health plan it might be a good idea to familiarize yourself with the different managed care plans such as fee-for service plans, health maintenance organizations (HMOs), preferred provider organizations (PPOs), and point-of-service (POS) plans. Don't forget to ask specific questions so that you can avoid unpleasant surprises when you make a claim: What "exclusions" are not covered in the plan? Is there a deductible that you must pay for each claim? What is the maximum? Are there other charges or "co-payments" that you are responsible to pay? What is the worst case "out-of-pocket" amount that you could be responsible to pay? What is the maximum coverage per day or lifetime? Does the plan deny benefits if a medical problem arises due to a "pre-existing" condition? What health standards must you meet before you can buy? How long is the premium rate guaranteed? What are the renewal guarantees? Are there specific exclusions that pertain to sports or other activities? Medicare/Medicaid: https://www.cms.hhs.gov https://www.medicare.gov https://www.medicaid.gov Prescription Drugs: The IAM has an exclusive mail service prescription drug discount program for members and their families this is in alliance with the Pequot Pharmaceutical Network (PRxN). PRxN is HIPAA compliant and protects your privacy. Call PRxN at 1-800-342-5779 for any questions about the program, cost of specific medications, or to enroll over the phone by giving your name, address, phone number and date of birth. If you would like more information on generic drugs, you can contact the Food and Drug Administration: 1-888-463-6332 or visit http://www.fda.gov/Drugs or Consumer Reports Best Buy Drugs, compares prescription and over-the-counter drugs for various illnesses and symptoms then develops an analysis of which is a better deal. http://www.consumerreports.org/health/best-buy-drugs/index.htm Job Search Information: Financial tools: www.nfcc.org or www.myvesta.org O*Net Online: https://www.onetonline.org My Perfect Resume: https://www.myperfectresume.com The Occupational Outlook Handbook: https://www.bls.gov Career One Stop: http://www.careeronestop.org U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) Employment and Training Administration (ETA). website: http://www.doleta.gov/programs Workforce 50. https://www.workforce50.com The Damn Good Resume. https://www.damngood.com PayScale. https://www.payscale.com The Muse. https://www.themuse.com Credit report: www.nfcc.org or www.myvesta.org Community assistance: www.211.org https://www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/liheap United Way Catholic Charities AFL-CIO, Central Labor Councils or United Labor Agencies Salvation Army Community Action Age You may reach the confidential IAMAW EAP (704) 907-3563 If you have any questions or need more information, please contact Marche Johnson Cooper at 770-403-1076 or mjohnsoncooper@iamDL142.org or Sara Gonzales at 281-827-3965 or sgonzales@iamDL142.org . In solidarity, Sara Gonzales 

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