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President’s FY 2021 Budget

By |2020-02-14T05:07:32+00:00February 14th, 2020|Categories: Unemployment Insurance|

Budget proposal would impose solvency standards projected to result in over $10 billion in UI related taxes and integrity measures President Trump’s FY 2021 proposed budget would set a “solvency” standard that would result in increasing State Unemployment Insurance taxes and/or benefit cuts in states with lower trust fund balances. The budget describes the new federal [...]

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Nominations for UI Recognition Awards Deadline March 2nd

By |2020-02-09T21:06:35+00:00January 30th, 2020|Categories: Awards, Unemployment Insurance|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Each year we accept nominations for awards to individuals who have had a profound impact on the Unemployment Insurance system as researchers, policy leaders and contributors to the integrity of the program. UWC announces the awards at the annual National Unemployment Insurance Issues conference. The conference is hosted by the National Foundation for Unemployment Compensation and [...]

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Nominations Open for UI Recognition Awards

By |2020-01-16T16:40:14+00:00January 16th, 2020|Categories: Awards|

Don’t miss the chance to Recognize Outstanding Contributions and Service in Unemployment Insurance – Deadline March 2nd! Each year we accept nominations for awards to individuals who have had a profound impact on the Unemployment Insurance system as researchers, policy leaders and contributors to the integrity of the program. UWC announces the awards at the annual [...]

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Pennsylvania Announces UI Tax Reduction in 2020

By |2020-01-14T03:11:34+00:00January 9th, 2020|Categories: Unemployment Insurance|

Good news for employers doing business in Pennsylvania!!! See the release below from Governor Tom Wolf on January 8, 2020 and comment from the Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry. Governor Tom Wolf today announced Pennsylvania businesses will see a reduction in their unemployment compensation (UC) tax rates, saving an estimated $552 million this year. The [...]

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Congress Enacted and President Signed 7 year TRIA Extension in End of Year Appropriations Bill

By |2020-01-03T20:29:20+00:00January 3rd, 2020|Categories: Workers' Compensation, Workers' Compensation Archive|

On December 19, 2019 Congress enacted the “Further Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2020”HR 1865”. The Act includes a 7 year extension of TRIA. President Trump signed the Act into law on December 20, 2019. UWC has long supported TRIA in recognition that 1) it is difficult to determine an appropriate risk factor for terrorism events; 2) the [...]

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Michigan Pays Off Bonds and Reduces Employer Obligations for 2020

By |2020-01-14T03:21:02+00:00December 23rd, 2019|Categories: Unemployment Insurance|

On Friday, December 20, 2019, Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer released a statement announcing that in 2020, Michigan employers will no longer see an Obligation Assessment on their tax rate notice thanks to the early payoff of Michigan Finance Authority bonds by the Unemployment Insurance Agency (UIA). The UIA with its partners, sought to pay off the [...]

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Bi-partisan “Comp Act” introduced to Clarify Application of MSP

By |2019-08-29T03:01:08+00:00August 29th, 2019|Categories: Workers' Compensation, Workers' Compensation Archive|

On August 2, 2019, Representative Mike Thompson (D-CA) and Representative George Holding (R-NC) introduced the COMP Act (HR 4161) to clarify the application of Medicare Secondary Payer provisions to Workers’ Compensation. The bill has broad based support from injured worker representatives and workers’ compensation payers seeking to clarify the application of MSP to Workers’ Compensation settlements. [...]

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Massachusetts Enacts Extended Benefits for Locked Out Employees

By |2019-01-12T16:23:06+00:00January 12th, 2019|Categories: Unemployment Insurance|Tags: , , |

On December 31, 2018 Massachusetts enacted and the Governor signed into law legislation that would provide up to 26 weeks after regular unemployment compensation and other extended benefit and federal unemployment benefits are exhausted. The extension would be up to 26 weeks or for the duration of the lockout, whichever is shorter. Legislation Language The actual [...]

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CMS Plans to Propose “Guidance” for future medical under Workers’ Compensation

By |2018-12-14T00:13:46+00:00December 14th, 2018|Categories: Workers' Compensation|Tags: , |

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released its 2019 regulatory agenda including a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking for a rule that would provide guidance for Medicare beneficiaries with respect to health care choices and Medicare Secondary Payer. The text of the notice  is provided below with Notice of Proposed Rulemaking projected for September 2019. [...]

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FUTA Tax in California Going Down to 0.6% – Virgin Islands FUTA goes up again

By |2018-11-15T03:46:55+00:00November 15th, 2018|Categories: Unemployment Insurance|Tags: , , |

Yes, it is official!! After years of recovery from the 2008 recession and constantly increasing FUTA taxes due from employers in California, the state has finally met the key condition needed to avoid FUTA credit reductions: no outstanding Title XII loans.  On November 10th , USDOL published the official notice. See also the spreadsheet "Final 2018 Federal Unemployment [...]

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