TREASURY – COVID-19 Local Government
|Gov. Whitmer signed a bill passed by the Michigan Legislature that impacts the UIA apportionment payment plan, which allows employers to spread out their First Quarter unemployment insurance assessment.
The change increases to 100 the number of employees that a company needs to employ to qualify for apportionment. That is an increase from 25.
Normally, an eligible contributing employer has to pay 50 percent or more of its assessment in the First Quarter. Under apportionment, that amount can be equally distributed over four quarters, which would help your company’s bottom line.
To apply for the program, select the Apportionment button in your MiWAM account beginning at the end of the First Quarter of 2023.
|Just a few helpful notes that our Ombudsman wants to share with employers to make their UI experience easier:
1) If you are registering a new business, it generally takes UIA two to three business days to process your request. You may also select a “FUTURE DATE” when you expect to have paid $1,000 in wages. However, it will still take two to three business days from the FUTURE DATE for final processing. Watch this UIA video for more information on how to register a business.
2) When setting up an initial MiWAM account, please add security questions.
This will allow you to receive an email to reset your password.
3) There are two steps to closing a UI account:
- Online process by completing Notice of Change in your MIWAM account.
- Manual process by completing Form UIA-1772 request for closing process.
- Note – Clicking Yes to “Final Report” does not automatically close the account. It triggers the mailing of a Notice of Change that must be completed.
4) UIA will not accept paper quarterly wage reports. All quarterly reports must be filed in your MiWAM account. However, payments can be submitted by mail with the appropriate payment coupon – Form UIA #4101.
5) Here are some more helpful hints on completing reports and requests
(click on the image below for a larger version of the fact sheet):