Applicants that qualify will receive a fixed rate that is 25% less than their current rate with the state for their first two years of membership. For example, if your rate with the state is 5.00%, your rate with us would be 3.75%. If you don’t qualify at a 25% discount, we’ll also try to qualify you at your current rate with the state.
Applicants that qualify will receive a fixed rate of 2.50% for their first two years of membership. This is the only rate that we use to qualify reimbursing employers.
If you have a tax rate with the state, you’re a contributing employer. If you receive a bill from the state for unemployment benefit charges, you’re a reimbursing employer.
Once you become a member, the state will not allow your company to return for two years.
Your company still needs to provide this information to the state which uses it to determine if a claimant is monetarily eligible to collect unemployment benefits. Be sure to check the box that indicates you’re a reimbursing employer and do not complete section 3.
An employee must have earned at least $3,589 in one of the first four of the last five completed calendar quarters, have wages in at least two quarters and total wages within the base period must be at least one and one-half times the highest amount of wages paid in any quarter. Please note this amount is subject to change.
Contribution payments and reports are due on the 25th day of the month following the end of each quarter.
The minimum weekly benefit amount is $147 and the maximum is $362. Please note these amounts are subject to change.
The minimum number of weeks is 14 and the maximum is 20. Please note the number of weeks is subject to change.
Multiply the claimant’s high quarter wages by 4.1% and round down to the nearest whole dollar. Also add $6 per dependent up to five dependents. The minimum weekly benefit amount is $141 and the maximum is $362. Please note the weekly benefit amounts are subject to change.
Multiply the total base period wages by 43% and divide by the weekly benefit amount then round down to the nearest half week. The minimum number of weeks is 14 and the maximum is 20. Please note the number of weeks is subject to change.
Misconduct is a wanton and willful disregard of the employer’s interest causing harm to the employer. Mere inefficiency, unsatisfactory conduct or good-faith errors in judgment or discretion are not deemed to be misconduct.
The Taxable Wage Base (TWB) is $9,000 and was reduced from $9,500 effective July 1, 2015. The TWB was reduced to match the state’s TWB, which was also reduced for the third quarter of 2015.