State’s Unemployment Insurance Fund is falling behind on repaying federal debt

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California still owes the federal government $8 billion on a loan California is falling behind on repaying a loan to the federal government. The state borrowed $10 billion from the federal government in order to ensure the recovery of its troubled Unemployment Insurance Fund. The fund exists as an insurance pool that is designed to cover the financial issues related to lack of employment. The economic recession that hit the country in 2008 and persisted through the following years placed the fund under a great deal of financial strain. Higher…

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Unemployment insurance program amps up fraud detection

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The program will now be receiving assistance in being able to spot “suspicious patterns” among those claiming benefits. The struggling unemployment insurance program in California is now working with Pondera Solutions in order to be able to detect fraud more effectively and save the program – and tax payers – money. This new partnership is meant to help to boost the technology capabilities of the program. The unemployment insurance program in California is currently operating on an old computer system that was causing thousands of legitimate claims for benefits to…

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