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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Unemployment insurance costs addressed in Massachusetts

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New legislation focused on unemployment insurance costs passes in Massachusetts Massachusetts businesses are expected to save money on their unemployment insurance coverage thanks to new legislation that has been signed into law by Governor Deval Patrick. The legislation is a compromise between lawmakers that want to raise the state’s minimum wage and those that want to take action on unemployment throughout Massachusetts. The new law is expected to be well received among the state’s businesses, many of whom have been expressing concerns regarding the costs of unemployment coverage. Legislation aims…

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Unemployment insurance claims increase in Louisiana

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The state’s weekly filings for first time claimants are now on the rise. According to a recent report on the figures regarding the first time claims for unemployment insurance in Louisiana, during the week that ended on June 7, the state experienced a weekly filing increase that was quite significant. Though the previous week’s total had been 2,976, the most recent figures rose to 3,292. That is a massive increase to experience from one week to the next, but the state labor department expressed that those unemployment insurance figures were…

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Unemployment insurance claims for first timers on the rise in Louisiana

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The state has now started to see an increase in the number of people claiming when they hadn’t the week before. The official report from the Louisiana Workforce Commission has shown that the number of first time claims for unemployment insurance in the state for the week that ended on May 17 showed an increase over the number that had been recorded during the week before. In one week, the number of first time claims rose from 2,209 to become a notably higher 2,343. That said, while these unemployment insurance…

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Unemployment insurance proposal achieves bipartisan Senate support

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A new deal has been reached in order to lengthen the long term coverage by another five months. A bipartisan senator group has now come to a deal that will allow the federal long term unemployment insurance program to be extended for an additional five months. This agreement has arrived after several months of focused negotiations and will be applied retroactively. The unemployment insurance will be distributed retroactively to those whose benefits expired at the close of last year. The price tag that comes with extending these benefits will be…

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Unemployment insurance expires, leaving many without financial support

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Federal insurance comes to an end Unemployment insurance has become a very complicated situation in the U.S. and one that is surrounded by controversy. The federal government’s unemployment insurance program has officially expired, leaving approximately 1.3 million people without benefits. Many of these people had relied on their benefits for financial stability as it was their only source of income. With a still turbulent economy, these people have been finding it difficult, if not impossible, to find new jobs. Federal lawmakers have been working to address the issues, feeling the…

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Unemployment insurance extension vote to occur this week

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As early as today, Senate Democrats will be moving to vote to extend the benefits for another three months. This week, as early as today, Democrats in the Senate will be making a push to hold a vote on a three month unemployment insurance extension to add another three months of benefits for the 1.3 million Americans whose benefits ran out just after the holidays. As of yet, nothing has been decided, but the Democrat Senator behind the effort said they will make a hard push. According to Rhode Island’s…

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