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Matt Harvill, Vice President for Kelly Services Shared Services, Recognized for Leadership in Unemployment and Workers’ Compensation Policy and Legislation

WASHINGTON, D.C., November 1, 2017 – Kelly Services Vice President Matt Harvill was recognized by the national association representing business in unemployment insurance and workers’ compensation law and policy. Matt Harvill served as Chairman of UWC – Strategic Services on Unemployment & Workers’ Compensation (UWC) for more than 13 years (2003 to 2016). He is […]

2017 State Workers’ Comp. Fiscal Data Research Bulletin Available

The annual Workers’ Compensation Fiscal Data Research Bulletin showing state workers’ compensation system payments and costs from 2006 to 2015 is now available for purchase. The fiscal bulletin shows the continued  economic expansion and trend toward lower benefit cost rates. The number of covered workers in all states increased from 129.9 million in 2014 to 132.4 million […]

Disaster Unemployment Assistance Available in Texas Due to Hurricane Harvey

The Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA) program is part of the federal response to unemployment caused by the impact of Hurricane Harvey. The DUA program in Texas and other states, is administered through the state UI agency. The provisions of the program are similar to the regular Unemployment Insurance program but also apply to individuals who […]

New CMS Re-Review Option for WC MSAs Very Limited

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released a new re-review option in the updated WCMSA User Manual on July 10, 2017. The new option is very limited. See Section 12.4 and 12.4.3  beginning on page 12-12 and continuing for the following 22 pages ending on page 12-34. Limitations of New (Amended) Re-Review Option […]

President Trump’s FY 2018 Budget Includes $13 billion UI tax Increase to pay for Required Paid Parental Leave

The President’s FY 2018 Budget was released today and contains a number of items that impact Unemployment Insurance, particularly the proposed required parental leave. The Budget summary document may be accessed at The budget document includes: Provide Paid Parental Leave. During his campaign, the President pledged to pro­vide paid family leave to help new parents. […]