Gateway to Work
Anthem is here to make Gateway to Work easy
Gateway to Work connects HIP members with ways to look for work, train for jobs, finish school and volunteer.
Gateway to Work
Any HIP member can do the Gateway to Work program, but some HIP members are required to do it. Based on the information you have reported to FSSA, a status has been given to you. Each HIP member has one of these statuses:
Exempt ― Means you meet an exemption for Gateway to Work. You are not required to participate during months you are exempt, but you can if you want to. Exemptions include:
- Age 60 years and older
- TANF/SNAP recipients (A loss in SNAP/TANF benefits will result in a loss of this exemption.)
- Medically frail
- In treatment for a substance use disorder
- Recently incarcerated (for at least 30 days in the past six months)
- Certified temporary illness or incapacity
- Primary caregiver of a dependent child under age 7
- Primary caregiver of a disable dependent
- Kinship caregiver of abused or neglected children
- Student (full- or part-time)
- Other possible exemptions will be reviewed for good cause on a caseby-case basis
Reporting ― Means you are required to do Gateway to Work. You will have to work, attend classes or volunteer and report those activities each month through the FSSA Benefits Portal. You can also call Anthem to report your hours.
Your status may change during the year if you have a change in your work or school status, or if you start or stop meeting an exemption.
- Call Anthem at 1-844-429-9623 (TTY 711)
- Log on to the FSSA Benefits Portal or
- Look in your monthly POWER Account statement (beginning March 2019)
If your status is “Reporting” you may meet your required number of hours by doing any
of the qualifying activities below:
- Job search efforts ― attending job fairs, reviewing online job postings or writing your resume
- Education related to employment ― on-the-job training
- Members of the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi participating in the tribe’s Comprehensive Pathways program
- Adult education ― includes class time, study time and travel time
- General education ― such as taking budgeting, computer skills, gardening or cooking classes
- College level courses
- Job skills training
- Vocational education or training
- English as a Second Language (ESL) education
- Volunteer work ― such as helping at your children’s school, your church or your neighborhood
- Community service/public service
- Community work experience
- Caregiving services ― helping an older adult, family member or neighbor
- Other qualifying activity based on review
|January 1, 2019 to June 30, 2019||0 hours per month|
|July 1, 2019 to September 30, 2019||20 hours per month|
|October 1, 2019 to December 31, 2019||40 hours per month|
|January 1, 2020 to June 30, 2020||60 hours per month|
|July 1, 2020 and Ongoing||80 hours per month|
- Type of activity
- Date it occurred
- Location and
- Number of hours you completed
It is best to report hours as soon as you finish an activity to make sure you do not forget, but you can report at any time after the activity is complete. You will need to report all activity hours completed for the year by December.
You can report your hours:
- Online by using the FSSA Benefits Portal on your phone or desktop computer.
- With Anthem by calling 1-844-429-9623 (TTY 711) to report hours.
At the end of the year, a review will determine whether you have met your requirements.
The website includes:
- Link to the FSSA Benefits Portal to report your hours
- General information about Gateway to Work
- An online assessment to help you find what Gateway to Work activity might be right for you and where to start
- A list of places where you can volunteer
ULearn Anthem is an online skills training and education program that can help you meet your Gateway to Work requirements. You can access ULearn from any computer, and it’s provided by Anthem at no cost to you.
The activities and trainings you complete in ULearn count toward your required hours. These include:
- Financial and health literacy classes
- Job skills profile
- Personalized job search tool
- Career and employment skills training
- Certification training
- GED preparation
It’s easy to get started! You’ll get an email from ULearn with your username and password. Visit the ULearn Anthem website to log in.Go to ULearn
Didn't get an email?
Call us at 1-844-429-9623 (TTY 711), and we’ll help you get your ULearn Anthem account set up.
- View the Getting Started video when you log in to ULearn for the first time.
- Choose an activity or training to begin earning hours.
- Complete your Job Skills Profile to access the complete training library.
- Report all of your hours on the FSSA benefits portal. If you need help reporting your hours, call us at 1-844-429-9623 (TTY 711).
To learn more about Gateway to Work, visit these links on the FSSA website:
Page Last Updated: 11/11/2019