Generally speaking, benefits, such as insurance and severance, are not protected in our legal framework, unless there is an employment contract
that mandates the situations in which these are cancelled, permitted, etc. That said, if you feel as though your termination
is rooted in discrimination
based on your age, race, gender or disability (if applicable), then this treatment can violate federal and state statutes and may be actionable. Otherwise, there is likely not a lot that can be done. In the present circumstance, if you were promised a separation package, temp consulting job and insurance, then you may be able to argue that a de facto contract was formed and now those things are owed to you. You would have to prove an offer of these things, acceptance on your part and consideration (which is either your actions based on this agreement, or the actual events taking place and then being rescinded). If you have the evidence to prove this verbal contract for these things, then I do think you need to hire an employment attorney in your city to represent you and make sure that you separation from the company is as they promised that it would be. If you do not have evidence of this, then you can only make the best of a bad situation and try to work with them to see if they are willing to provide a separation agreement, insurance, etc. However, you should understand that you have no legal mechanism to force the issue (unless there is discrimination or a verbal contract). Let me know if you have any other questions or comments. Please also rate my answer positively. Best wishes going forward!