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UNEXPECTED HARDSHIP ASSISTANCE: OVERVIEW
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Unexpected events and challenges occur that are beyond our control. And sometimes these events can cause financial burden. The Unexpected Hardship Assistance Program provides one time financial relief through loans and grants to help manage through such times.

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Examples of Unexpected Hardship Include:
  • Sudden illness or medical disability
  • Death in the family/funeral
  • Medical emergencies
  • Emergency home repair
  • Chemical dependency and Addiction
  • Home repairs related to natural disasters (flood, fire, hurricane, etc.)
  • Temporary shelter, food, water, etc. due to natural disaster
  • Divorce/abuse
Application Process

To apply for assistance through the Ida C. Koran Trust, start by filling out the initial inquiry form with a thorough explanation of the event that caused your financial hardship and its impact on you and your family. Upon reviewing your inquiry form, the Trust Administrator will contact you to discuss your situation further. Depending on the outcome of the conversation, the Trust Administrator may send an application and budget form for completion.  All information is confidential.

 


Submit initial inquiry form to the Ida C. Koran Trust. The Trust Administrator will contact you to further discuss your situation. Depending on the outcome of the the conversation, the Trust Administrator may send an application and budget form for completion by the Ecolab employee. Application process typically takes 10-14 workdays.



The Trust Committee will review your application & request additional information, as needed.



After application review, the Trust Administrator will notify you as to whether or not your applications has been approved or denied.

Application Details

Award Amounts

Award amounts are determined on a case-by-case basis. Assistance is available in the form of low interest loans or grants for urgent, time-sensitive financial needs resulting from an unplanned event.

Required Information

To apply for assistance through the Ida C. Koran Trust, start by filling out the hardship inquiry form with a thorough explanation of your situation. Upon reviewing your inquiry form, the Trust Administrator will contact you to discuss your situation further. Depending on the outcome of the conversation, the Trust Administrator may send an application and budget form for completion.  All information is confidential.

Eligibility

To be eligible for assistance through the Ida C. Koran Trust, you must be a current employee of Ecolab or a retiree of Ecolab with at least 12 months of continuous service.

Employees from companies acquired by Ecolab are eligible for the Trust's programs once the acquisition is finalized.

 

The Value of Trust: Stories

Medical Assistance, India

Son required evaluation and specialist guidance for autism diagnosis not covered by medical insurance

Medical Assistance, Brazil

An employee and her two children suffer from a congenital eye disease. The cost to treat the eye disease is not covered under the country's health insurance system.

Flood Relief, Thailand

Over 50 employees were affected by severe flooding in and around the city of Bangkok, Thailand. Assistance was provided to help employees replace lost personal items as well as repair damaged property.

Natural Disaster Relief, Mexico

After severe flooding destroyed his home and belongings, an Ecolab associate from Mexico turned to The Ida C. Koran Trust to help repair and replace some of his damaged property.

Medical Assistance, Argentina

The Trust provided assistance to an associate with a disabled child who needed home modifications for his wheelchair.

Medical Assistance, China

An associate was unable to manage the medical expenses related to a health condition not coverd by the country's health insurance.

 

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