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Nominations Open for UI Recognition 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 National Unemployment Insurance Issues [...]

By |January 16th, 2020|Categories: Awards|Comments Off on Nominations Open for UI Recognition Awards

Pennsylvania Announces UI Tax Reduction in 2020

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 Department of Labor & [...]

By |January 9th, 2020|Categories: Unemployment Insurance|Comments Off on Pennsylvania Announces UI Tax Reduction in 2020

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

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 impact of terrorism can [...]

By |January 3rd, 2020|Categories: Workers' Compensation, Workers' Compensation Archive|Comments Off on Congress Enacted and President Signed 7 year TRIA Extension in End of Year Appropriations Bill

Michigan Pays Off Bonds and Reduces Employer Obligations for 2020

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 Obligation Assessment in 2019, [...]

By |December 23rd, 2019|Categories: Unemployment Insurance|Comments Off on Michigan Pays Off Bonds and Reduces Employer Obligations for 2020

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

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. HR 4161 would improve [...]

By |August 29th, 2019|Categories: Workers' Compensation, Workers' Compensation Archive|Comments Off on Bi-partisan “Comp Act” introduced to Clarify Application of MSP

Nominations for UI Recognition Awards Deadline March 1st

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 accepts nominations for consideration and announces the awards at the annual National Unemployment Insurance Issues conference. The conference is hosted by the National Foundation for Unemployment Compensation [...]

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