Gateway to Work
Gateway to Work is currently a voluntary program within the Healthy Indiana Plan that helps connect HIP members with job training and search assistance, education, community engagement or work opportunities. Once engaged in the Gateway to Work program, members may receive case management services, participate in a structured job readiness program and receive help with their job search. Additional training, volunteer work experiences and/or education may be provided, as appropriate. Gateway to Work participants are also invited to attend hiring events with employers.
Gateway to Work begins with an assessment of your skills and includes an analysis of:
- Your current strengths
- What you need in the way of job readiness or vocational training
- Any barriers that might exist and would need to be overcome to help you succeed
To get started, all you need to do is call the program at 1-800-403-0864, and choose option 1, then option 6. Our staff is standing by to schedule you for an orientation in your area where you can learn more and sign up. Staff are available to answer calls on Monday - Friday from 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. EST.
Changes to Gateway to Work coming soon!
Indiana is at the onset of a jobs explosion! In the next 10 years, we expect to need some 1 million workers to fill jobs. Gateway to Work helps connect HIP members with job training, education or help finding the right job or volunteer activity. Whether you’re looking for a job or place to volunteer, a better-paying job or new skills, Gateway to Work can help.
Starting in 2019, some HIP members will be required to work, go to school, volunteer or participate in other qualifying Gateway to Work activities up to 20 hours a week for at least eight months a year.
If any of the following describes you, you won’t be required to do anything:
- Employed and working more than 20 hours a week
- Pregnant women
- Medically frail
- Over age 60
- Caregiver of a dependent child
- Anyone with a certified temporary illness or incapacity
- In treatment for substance use disorder
- Chronically homeless
- TANF/SNAP recipients
- Recently incarcerated
If you are asked to participate in Gateway to Work, here are the things you can do:
- Job skills training
- Job search activities
- Education related to employment
- Vocational education/training
- General Education (GED/HSE)
- English as a second language education
- Members of the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi participating in specific employment program
- Volunteer work
- Participation in health plan employment incentive program
- Community service/public service
- Caregiving for non-dependent relative
- Other activities may qualify based on individual review
HIP members will receive more information on Gateway to Work which will come from the state and from their health plan before the end of the year.