“Sec%on	
  252”	
  	
  
How	
  Recent	
  Changes	
  by	
  the	
  Federal	
  Government	
  on	
  
Unemployment	
  Insurance...
Overview	
  
•  Sec%on	
  252	
  
•  How	
  it	
  impacts	
  UI	
  claims	
  processing	
  
•  Employer	
  par%cipa%on	
  
POLL	
  QUESTION	
  
•  What	
  is	
  your	
  role	
  in	
  your	
  organiza%on?	
  
Sec%on	
  252:	
  What	
  is	
  it?	
  
•  Sec%on	
  252	
  is	
  a	
  response	
  to	
  the	
  growing	
  problem	
  of	
...
What	
  is	
  an	
  Overpayment	
  
•  When	
  a	
  claimant	
  is	
  filing	
  for	
  unemployment	
  
during	
  a	
  peri...
States	
  with	
  overpayment	
  issues	
  
•  Pennsylvania:	
  	
  22.77%	
  
•  New	
  England:	
  23.87%	
  
•  Indiana...
Sec%on	
  252:	
  The	
  Details	
  
•  Mandatory	
  Penalty	
  Assessment	
  on	
  Fraud	
  Claims:	
  	
  
Requires	
  s...
Sec%on	
  252:	
  What	
  is	
  it?	
  
•  A	
  state	
  must	
  not	
  relive	
  an	
  employer	
  of	
  charges	
  (non-...
Request	
  for	
  
separa-on	
  
informa-on	
  by	
  
State	
  Agency.	
  
Adjudica-on	
  by	
  
State	
  Deputy	
  
Consi...
Sec%on	
  252:	
  Relief	
  of	
  Non-­‐Charging	
  
Benefits	
  already	
  paid	
  to	
  the	
  
claimant	
  prior	
  to	
...
Request	
  for	
  
separa-on	
  
informa-on	
  by	
  
State	
  Agency.	
   Adjudica-on	
  by	
  
State	
  Deputy	
  
Consi...
•  Limited	
  enforcement	
  procedures	
  yet.	
  
•  The	
  regula%ons	
  are	
  being	
  drajed.	
  
•  Defini%on	
  of	...
Defini%on	
  of	
  a	
  Paeern	
  	
  
•  2	
  or	
  2%	
  during	
  a	
  given	
  period	
  of	
  %me.	
  
•  Unless	
  ex...
POLL	
  QUESTION	
  
•  Have	
  you	
  ever	
  responded	
  to	
  an	
  
unemployment	
  insurance	
  claim	
  that	
  you...
Defini%on	
  of	
  Inadequate	
  
•  DNP	
  (Do	
  not	
  protest)	
  
•  Canned	
  Statements.	
  
•  Adding	
  addi%onal	...
•  Virginia	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  $75	
  
•  California	
  	
  	
...
•  Cannot	
  not	
  include	
  addi%onal	
  documenta%on	
  for	
  the	
  
UI	
  hearing	
  that	
  was	
  not	
  previous...
POLL	
  QUESTION	
  
•  Do	
  you	
  normally	
  aeend	
  Unemployment	
  
Hearings?	
  
•  It	
  will	
  be	
  enforced.	
  
•  Flagging.	
  
•  Federal	
  government	
  will	
  provide	
  grants	
  to	
  fund	...
•  Stronger	
  involvement	
  in	
  par%cipa%on	
  on	
  UI	
  
claims	
  responses.	
  
•  Cannot	
  ignore	
  UI	
  clai...
Employer	
  Par%cipa%on	
  
•  Document	
  termina%ons.	
  
•  Have	
  policies	
  in	
  wri%ng.	
  
•  Incorporate	
  and...
HRCI	
  Cer-fica-on	
  Credits:	
  
	
  
"This	
  webinar	
  has	
  been	
  pre-­‐cer%fied	
  for	
  1	
  hour	
  of	
  gene...
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Section 252 webinar

  1. 1. “Sec%on  252”     How  Recent  Changes  by  the  Federal  Government  on   Unemployment  Insurance  Laws  Will  Impact  Business   Jeffrey  Mar%n   Unemployment  Insurance  Manager   G&A  Partners  
  2. 2. Overview   •  Sec%on  252   •  How  it  impacts  UI  claims  processing   •  Employer  par%cipa%on  
  3. 3. POLL  QUESTION   •  What  is  your  role  in  your  organiza%on?  
  4. 4. Sec%on  252:  What  is  it?   •  Sec%on  252  is  a  response  to  the  growing  problem  of   UI  benefit  overpayments  to  claimants.   •  According  to  es%mates  from  USDOL,  UI  benefit   overpayment,  paid  by  states,  under  the  regular  state   programs  and  federally  funded  extensions  for  the   period:  July  2011  to  June  2012  was  over  $10.3  billion  
  5. 5. What  is  an  Overpayment   •  When  a  claimant  is  filing  for  unemployment   during  a  period  when  they  are  working.   •  When  a  previous  decision  that  awarded   benefits  is  reversed  upon  appeal.   •  Missing  employers.   •  Misapplica%on  of  wages.  
  6. 6. States  with  overpayment  issues   •  Pennsylvania:    22.77%   •  New  England:  23.87%   •  Indiana:    32.34%   •  Washington  DC:  33.00%  
  7. 7. Sec%on  252:  The  Details   •  Mandatory  Penalty  Assessment  on  Fraud  Claims:     Requires  states  to  impose  15%  penalty  on   overpayment  caused  by  claimant  due  to  fraud     •  Prohibi%on  on  Non-­‐Charging  Due  to  Employer  Fault:     Prohibits  states  from  non-­‐charging  overpayments   due  to  employer  fault,  if  there  is  a  paeern  of  failure   to  provide  %mely  and  adequate  informa%on  to  the   state  agency.  
  8. 8. Sec%on  252:  What  is  it?   •  A  state  must  not  relive  an  employer  of  charges  (non-­‐ charging)  when  the  employer,  or  an  agency  of  the   employer,  at  minimum.   •  Is  at  fault  for  failing  to  respond  %mely  or  adequately   to  a  state  agency  request  for  informa%on  rela%ng  to   a  UI  claim  that  was  overpaid;  and   •  Has  established  a  paeern  of  failing  to  respond  %mely   or  adequately  to  state  agency  requests  to  UI  claims.   •  States  establish  the  defini%on  of  a  “paeern  of  failing  to   respond”  %mely  or  adequately.   •  States  may  impose  stricter  standards.  
  9. 9. Request  for   separa-on   informa-on  by   State  Agency.   Adjudica-on  by   State  Deputy   Considera-on  by  a  UI   Hearing  Officer     Regular  Cycle  of  Claims  Processing   Weeks   Paid  to   CLMT   The  point  in  which  the   claimant  may  receive  UI   benefits.   If  the  Hearing  Officer  reverses  the   decision,  the  claimant  would  have  to   repay  the  amount  of  benefits  paid  to   them  and  the  employers  account  has   an  abatement  of  charging  for  those   weeks  of  benefits  received.     Claimant  is   required  to   payback   benefits  
  10. 10. Sec%on  252:  Relief  of  Non-­‐Charging   Benefits  already  paid  to  the   claimant  prior  to  a  UI  hearing   The  UI  Hearing  officers   reverse  a  previous   decision  by  the  deputy   which  earlier  allowed   benefits   Claimant  ceases  to  receive  benefits  for   future  weeks,  however  the  employer’s   SUTA  account  does  not  receive  an   abatement  of  charging  for  benefits  of  prior   weeks.  
  11. 11. Request  for   separa-on   informa-on  by   State  Agency.   Adjudica-on  by   State  Deputy   Considera-on  by  a  UI  Hearing   Officer     Non-­‐Relief  of  Benefit  Charges   Weeks   Paid  to   claimant   Future  benefits  from  the   employer   Claimant   does  not   need  to   payback   benefits.   $
  12. 12. •  Limited  enforcement  procedures  yet.   •  The  regula%ons  are  being  drajed.   •  Defini%on  of  “inadequate”  and  “paeern”  is  highly   ambiguous.   •  All  Sec%on  252  determina%ons  are  appealable   decision.       Sec%on  252:  Enforcement  
  13. 13. Defini%on  of  a  Paeern     •  2  or  2%  during  a  given  period  of  %me.   •  Unless  explicitly  defined  in  law,  the  given   period  of  %me  is  likely  going  to  be  between   computa%on  dates.   •  Some  states  consider  1  instance  as  a  paeern.  
  14. 14. POLL  QUESTION   •  Have  you  ever  responded  to  an   unemployment  insurance  claim  that  you  did   NOT  want  to  protest  the  claim?  
  15. 15. Defini%on  of  Inadequate   •  DNP  (Do  not  protest)   •  Canned  Statements.   •  Adding  addi%onal  informa%on  at  the  appeal   level.   •  Not  returning  pre-­‐legal  call  by  state   depu%es.   •  Observa%on  by  the  Hearing  Officer.  
  16. 16. •  Virginia                                        $75   •  California                                  Ten  Times  WBA   •  Minnesota                              $500   •  Maryland                                  $25   •  Vermont                                      $100               •  Connec%cut                          Enforcement  Phase   Watch  Out  States!  
  17. 17. •  Cannot  not  include  addi%onal  documenta%on  for  the   UI  hearing  that  was  not  previously  included  in  the   ini%al  claim  response.     •  Greater  amount  of  communica%on  on  responses  to   State  Agency  at  the  ini%al  stage.   •  Ques%oning  the  appealing  of  decisions  that  were   awarded  to  the  claimant  when  the  employers  ini%al   response  was  shoddy.   How  it  Impacts  UI  Claims  Management  at  G&A  
  18. 18. POLL  QUESTION   •  Do  you  normally  aeend  Unemployment   Hearings?  
  19. 19. •  It  will  be  enforced.   •  Flagging.   •  Federal  government  will  provide  grants  to  fund   Sec%on  252  auditors.   •  BAM  direc%ves.   •  Great  opportunity  for  a  states  to  eliminate   millions  of  dollars  off  the  books  in  overpayments   to  claimants.     Enforcement:  My  Predic%on  
  20. 20. •  Stronger  involvement  in  par%cipa%on  on  UI   claims  responses.   •  Cannot  ignore  UI  claims  being  filed.   •  Cannot  make  requests  to  allow  for  benefits.       Employer  Par%cipa%on  
  21. 21. Employer  Par%cipa%on   •  Document  termina%ons.   •  Have  policies  in  wri%ng.   •  Incorporate  and  enforce  internal  policies.   •  Use  progressive  discipline  measures.  
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