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Unexpected Hardship Assistance

Overview - NOT ACADEMIC ASSISTANCE - CLICK ACADEMIC ASSISTANCE TAB

Solely supporting Ecolab employees, this program acknowledges that 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 to global Ecolab employees through loans and grants to help manage through such times.

Examples of Unexpected Hardship

Include:

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

Application Process

FOR ACADEMIC ASSISTANCE, PLEASE VISIT ACADEMIC ASSISTANCE PAGE FOR CORRECT APPLICATION. Supporting only Ecolab employees: To apply for HARDSHIP 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

FOR ACADEMIC ASSISTANCE, PLEASE VISIT THE ACADEMIC ASSISTANCE TAB FOR THE CORRECT APPLICATION. If you are an active global Ecolab employee, submit initial inquiry form to the Ida C. Koran Trust. This is for hardship assistance only. Visit the academic assistance tab for that program application. 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. Application process typically takes 10-14 workdays.

Review

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

Notify

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.

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.

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.

The Value of Trust:

Stories

Medical Assistance

The employee's daughter had chronic health issues requiring multiple hospitalizations which had exhausted their medical insurance coverage.
Disaster Relief

60 employees and their dependents were affected by forest fires on two major islands in Indonesia.
Medical Assistance

An employee was in need of dental surgery to repair the alignment of his jaw. There is no dental insurance support in Brazil.
Funeral Assistance

The Ida C. Koran Trust provided assistance to an associate to help with medical and funeral expenses incurred for his wife.
Natural Disaster Relief

Financial assistance was provided for 10 employees affected by flooding in Chile.
Medical Assistance

This Nalco associate needed immediate breast cancer surgery which was not available in her country.
Medical Assistance

An associate was in need of a hearing aid. There is no health insurance coverage for hearing aids.

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