Recent account updates for taxable and reimbursable employers

Updated on Sept. 3, 2021

Federal pandemic unemployment benefits ended on the week ending Sept. 4, 2021

 

Reimbursable employers: You might see more benefit charges on your third-quarter billing statement.

You could see on your statement:

  • Higher benefit charges.
    After Sept. 4, the federal government will no longer pay any benefit charges for former employees receiving regular unemployment benefits or SharedWork benefits. Currently, the federal government is paying 75 percent of regular benefits and 100 percent of SharedWork benefits. 

  • More former employees listed.
    As pandemic unemployment programs expire, some claimants will transfer to regular unemployment insurance benefits.

 

Taxable employers: You might see more benefit charges starting with your third-quarter benefit charging statement.

You could see on your statement:

  • More former employees listed.
    As pandemic unemployment programs expire, some claimants will transfer to regular unemployment insurance. These additional benefit charges might affect your future tax rate.

  • More benefits charged to your experience rating if you’re enrolled in the SharedWork program.
    Benefits paid to your SharedWork employees after the week ending Sept. 4 will again affect your experience rating. That’s when the federal government will stop funding those benefits.

If you think that any charges are incorrect, you can request a relief of benefit charges. Make that request in eServices or by mailing back the paper statement.

 

Both reimbursable and taxable employers: The unpaid waiting week is back.

Claimants will once again have an unpaid waiting week starting with claims filed for the week ending Sept. 11. This change won’t affect your benefit charges. Find out more about the waiting week.