Fact Sheets

Access to Banking

Connecting the Unbanked to ACA Coverage

November 5, 2013

There are unique barriers to health insurance that exist for the unbanked in Illinois. This fact sheet provides information on what options exist for assisting this...

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Asset Limit Reform

Eliminating the TANF Asset Limit Fact Sheet

February 27, 2013

People seeking TANF assistance in Illinois cannot own more than $2,000 in non-exempt assets at any one point in time ($2,000 for one person, $3,000 for two people, and $50...

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Racial Equity

Racial Wealth Gap Fact Sheets

April 6, 2012

In partnership with the Asset Building Program at Heartland Alliance, IABG has created a series of fact sheets on Disparities in Assets and Ownership in Communities of Color....

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Children's Savings Accounts

What Would Universal Children’s Savings Accounts Look Like in Illinois?

March 27, 2012

This fact sheet provides a snap shot of the recommendations put forth by the Children’s Savings Account Task Force. The Task Force recommended that CSAs are created at...

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Retirement Security

Auto IRA Fact Sheet

These fact sheets provide an overview of the Automatic IRA bills introduced in the Illinois General Assembly in 2012 – HB4497 / SB3278. The State of Illinois should...

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Children's Savings Accounts

The Impact of Asset Building on the Aspirations of Children and Parents

November 1, 2011

Research findings on asset-building programs, such as Individual Development Accounts (IDAs) for adults and Saving for Education, Entrepreneurship, and Downpayment (SEED)...

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Financial Education

The Impact of Financial Education on Savings Behavior

Research from a variety of studies finds that combining financial education and savings account ownership have a positive impact, where each leads a person to seek more of...

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