The Indiana Department of Workforce Development (DWD) has received numerous reports regarding missing Merit Rate notices which DWD showed as printed and mailed in December, 2016.
DWD reconciled the printing and mailing files from the vendor, and that investigation did find that a portion of the notices were not mailed timely, and in some instances, perhaps not at all.
DWD will be re-creating and re-mailing the replacement notices for any employer for which timely mailing was not confirmed.
The replacement notices will contain a voluntary payment offer and a full 30 days to respond where the employer originally qualified for an offer.
The mailing will occur on or before 03/06/2017, and the deadline for employers to return the Merit Rate notices is now 04/10/2017.
Please contact DWD Employer Assistance at 800-891-6499 for additional help and questions. After dialing, select option 2, then option 3 for additional assistance.
For the second-consecutive year, total State and Federal Unemployment Insurance premiums will remain at $42 per employee. This is a result of DWD's 2015 repayment of the unemployment insurance trust fund loan from the Federal government, which was incurred during the Great Recession. Prior to this repayment, premiums rose to as much as $126 per employee in 2015.
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