In June of each year, the National UI Issues Conference is held. This is the only annual national conference on unemployment insurance focusing on the concerns of the employers who finance the system. The UWC held the conference in Arlington, Virginia and CCC was in attendance.

As expected, a major focus of the conference was the UI Integrity provision. This legislation was signed by President Obama in October 2011 and requires states to take steps to reduce improper payments that are affecting the unemployment system. Due to this legislation, we have seen a large number of states that are amending state laws to support this effort.

UI integrity laws are already in effect in Arizona, Illinois, Mississippi, Nebraska, Oklahoma, and West Virginia, and UI integrity laws have been adopted in California, Colorado, Connecticut, Hawaii, Idaho, Iowa, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Minnesota, North Carolina, North Dakota, South Carolina, South Dakota, Virginia and Wyoming, although such recently adopted laws do not take effect until later this year. Based on information from www.statenet.com, at least another 14 states have introduced legislation since the 2013 legislative session started, including Alabama, Alaska, Indiana, Missouri, Montana, Nevada, Ohio, Oregon, Rhode Island, Texas, and Washington.

Most recently, Iowa has passed and implemented legislation that penalizes employers who fail to participate in the Iowa fact-finding interview. Prior to this legislation being passed, Iowa employers who did not participate in a fact-finding interview were eligible for full relief of benefit charge if a decision which previously granted benefits was overturned at the hearing level. Now, if an employer does not participate they will not be eligible for relief of benefit charge for benefits received prior to the reversal. (It is important to note that participation can be either telephonically or via letter with supporting documents.)

Throughout the conference and as states implement these changes, CCC has been asked, “How do these changes affect your clients and your processes?” The short answer is that they really don’t. The purpose of the legislation is to get employers to respond timely with all relevant information so that state agencies are making the correct decision at the earliest level. CCC has always worked with our clients to ensure that we send a full and complete response timely to the state agency.

At CCC, we monitor our compliance percentages as closely as we monitor our win rates. This has resulted in a company average compliance rate of 98.9%. CCC does this by

 

While we continue to have our clients with challenges, they are few and far between. So while many in the unemployment industry are trying to catch up, CCC has had to make very few changes to the processes that we have had in place. For our clients in Iowa, please contact your Account Executive if you have additional questions as to how this change will affect your organization moving forward.


Contact CCC to see how we can save your organization time and money.
Contact our Sales Team
(800) 207-6926

Featured Videos

View All Videos

Latest News

Close

Sales

Your Name:*

Title:

Company Name:*

Company Address:

Company City:

Company State:

Company Zip:

Number of Employees:

Your Email:*

Phone Number:*

Fax Number:

Check the boxes below if you wish to receive information on any of the following:

Unemployment Cost ControlTax Credits & Incentives (WOTC)Employment / Wage Verification

Your Message:

Employment & Income Verfication

Your Name:*

Title:

Company Name:*

Company Address:

Company City:

Company State:

Company Zip:

Number of Employees:

Your Email:*

Phone Number:*

Fax Number:

Your Message: