Posted on June 14, 2017
MHA Unemployment Compensation Program staff members have been participating since March in the Michigan Legislature’s Unemployment Work Group, which was convened to propose changes to Michigan’s unemployment law.
As a result of a dramatic increase in fraudulent unemployment claims filed by impostors, the MHA’s efforts on the work group focused on protecting healthcare employers and employees impacted by fraudulent claims. The work group adopted the MHA’s recommendations concerning fraud protections. It also recommended adjustments to penalties and interest, broadening access to the advocacy program, and piloting a claim settlement program.
The MHA presented testimony June 8 before the House Oversight Committee regarding the importance of enacting protections for employers and employees faced with fraudulent impostor claims. The Unemployment Work Group’s recommendations will now proceed to the legislative drafting process, and a bill is expected to be introduced in the fall. For more information, contact Rachelle McKinney at the MHA.
Tags: Unemployment Compensation, unemployment fraud, unemployment law, House Oversight Committee
Posted in: Issues in Healthcare
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