UI

Choosing a Real Partner for Measurable UI Program Results

There’s a lot of misinformation in the marketplace about what it takes to reduce unemployment costs. That’s where UTCA comes in.  Our role in the industry as an honest information broker and Thought Leader focuses on clearing up areas of legitimate confusion or manufactured misunderstanding.  Our tagline “Educating the Marketplace, One Client at a time,” says it best. 

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Big Data, Big Confusion Part II: Hearing Run-Off Factor v. Win Percentage – The Real Measure of Wasted Time and Resources

In the previous post  we discussed the Disputed Claims Percentage (DCP) as a key metric and its relevance in gauging your organization’s UI program. This week we’ll take a look at the always-dreaded, over utilized, and deceiving appeal process. 

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Achieving Unemployment Savings & Good Corporate Citizenship

Isn’t this an oxymoron? The reality: Successful organizations aggressively and proactively manage their unemployment program and costs. They are engaged and knowledgeable as to trends and key data points ultimately impacting their unemployment spend, and then mobilize to make timely adjustments.  Indeed, employers who keep a keen eye on unemployment cost by maximizing effective solutions (UTCA… smile) for managing those costs strategically and in response to claim activity ARE good corporate citizens!  How could that be?

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Learn How to Reduce Unemployment Costs Through Outplacement Programs

UTCA’s March Topic of the Month outlines how to use outplacement programs to reduce on-going unemployment costs.  Many employers believe when a claim has been approved and they’ve chosen not to appeal, there is nothing further they can do to reduce or eliminate payments on a claim. Although there are no absolutes, opportunities exist for the efficient and proactive employer to continue to reduce their own UI liability beyond individual case management practices.

The full Topic of the Month is available to UTCA clients in the On-line Learning section of the website.  If you would like to obtain a full copy of this release please email info@utcainc.com

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Record Overpayments Prompt Penalties for Employers and Their Unemployment Vendors

Springfield MA, March 19, 2013 – Billions in Unemployment Insurance overpayments recorded nationwide, have prompted the Federal Government to mandate state agencies to levy significant penalties on employers and their agents.  In an effort to combat egregious claim processing errors and omissions (resulting in overpayments) effective October 21, 2013, employers and TPA’s must ensure claim response protocols meet new standards associated with timeliness and accuracy.  A single failure to do so, or a pattern of failure, will incur loss of account credits or repayment funds currently provided. States have also been granted the ability to assess monetary and criminal penalties against employers and agents alike. 

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