Pennsylvania Solvency Fee
Employers Can Gain Relief from Charges on Base Period Claims
is a final reminder for Reimbursing employers in the state of Pennsylvania. Through
payment of the State Solvency Fee, Pennsylvania provides a rare opportunity for Reimbursing
employers to gain total relief from charges for certain types of employee separations
on both Last Employer and Base Period Employer claims.
you elect to pay the State Solvency Fee, you would be eligible to request relief from
charges on the following types of employee separations:
work without good cause attributable to the employment
by for willful misconduct
Was separated for
reasons that involve fault on the part of the employee
or temporarily suspended for failure to submit and/or pass a drug/alcohol test conducted
pursuant to an established substance abuse policy
Is still working
in a part-time job that is continuing without material change and was separated from
another base-year employer
Was separated from
the employer due to a cessation of business of 18 months or less caused by a disaster.
(A disaster is defined as a fire, flood, or other physical occurrence beyond the employer’s
control, caused naturally or accidentally.)
advantage of this opportunity may not make sense for all reimbursing employers. However,
in these difficult times, every opportunity to reduce costs should be closely examined.
part of the decision making process, you will need to carefully compare the actual
cost of the election with the potential savings that could be generated from being
able to contest these types of claims. For those employers with a high percentage
of their claims falling into the categories outlined above, significant savings can
you are a reimbursing employer operating in Pennsylvania, you should have received form
UC-591C in mid to late October. This
form provides the amount of your Solvency Fee for 2011, which is based on a rate of
0.12% of gross wages paid during the period of 7/1/2009 through 6/30/2010.
payment to the state is due no later than thirty days from the mailing date indicated
on your UC-591C 9. This should be November
19th, but please confirm via your actual form. As long as your response
is postmarked by the due date, both your application and payment will be accepted
by the state.
remittance should be made out to the PA UC Fund. Please include your employer account
number on your check. If you no longer have the envelope provided by the state, payments
should be mailed to the following address:
Department of Labor & Industry
of UC Tax Services
Cost Management, Product Manager
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