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T&C Unemployment Insurance News And Updates – November 29, 2023

COLORADO – Reminder: MyUI Employer+ Employer ACTION NEEDED
To complete Colorado’s transition over to the MyUI Employer+ website, employers will be required to provide Thomas & Company additional roles in order for us to adequately service your accounts. Our POA team will begin sending emails to employers with accounts in Colorado that includes detailed instructions on how to assign those roles.

OHIO – Determination Notice Change
Employers in Ohio will begin to see a new set of determination notices. Previously, a single determination notice was sent detailing both monetary and benefit payment eligibility. However, they recently began issuing individual notices for each of these determinations. Depending on your employment history with the claimant, you may receive one or both of the determinations. The Determination of Benefit Payment Eligibility notice is applicable for separating employers. The Monetary Determination notice is applicable for historical employers who paid wages to the claimant during their base period. Both notices are still appealable should you disagree with the outcome.

OHIO – Tax Rate Increases, Taxable Wage Base Remains the Same
Many Ohio employers will see an increase in tax rate(s) for 2024. The new employer rates will remain at 5.6% for construction industry employers and 2.7% for all others. Meanwhile, experienced employer tax rates will range from 0.9% to 10.6% (which includes a 0.5% mutualized rate).  This change in the rate table will create an average tax cost increase of 3% per employee for Ohio employers as compared to 2023.  The taxable wage base will remain at $9,000 per employee.

IOWA – Scam Warning
Sioux City authorities are receiving reports about fraudulent letters requesting recipients participate in a telephone hearing to access unemployment benefits from the “Iowa Workforce Development.” Investigations between Sioux County officials and the Iowa Workforce Development are ongoing. This recent scam serves as a reminder to always be aware and cautious of any unsolicited letters or phone calls requesting personal information.

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