The Benefits To Employers For Joining Employer Filed Claims (EFC)

  • COST CONTROL - When filing via Employer Filed Claims, employers will have a file of approved laid-off employees to match against incoming unemployment charges.
  • FRAUD REDUCTION - When claim information is being provided directly from the employer, it provides us with accurate wage and separation information for establishing a claim. 
  • CUSTOMER SERVICE - A toll-free line specifically for Employer Filed Claims is provided.
  • CONVENIENCE - Workers idled by a mass layoff will not have to apply for unemployment benefits.
  • EFFICIENT - The Agency can begin processing employer-filed electronic claims immediately, simplifying the delivery of benefits to eligible workers.

The Unemployment Insurance Agency has opened this program up to all employers who are interested. If you answer 'YES' to any of the following four questions, please contact the Employer Filed Claims unit for more information.

  • Do you have mass layoffs at least once per year?
  • Do you have 100 or more employees who file for unemployment benefits at least once a year?
  • Do you have access to the Internet to submit a claims file?
  • Have you had at least 1,000 layoffs a year for the past three years?*

Under Employer Filed Claims, employers submit claims on behalf of all laid-off workers. The employee information will be transmitted by the Internet technology known as File Transfer Protocol or FTP.

This program is a major convenience for employers. They are aware of the number of claims that are being processed, can estimate total benefit charges to their account, help to control unemployment cost, and reduce the potential for fraud.

If you are an employer interested in this program, please click here to contact the Employer Filed Claims unit. They can provide the file specifications and review the EFC process with you.

*The Unemployment Insurance Agency Administrative Rule 421.210, which was amended in April 2002, states "that in the case of an employer whose workers have filed either 1,000 or more new claims or additional claims, or both, in each of the previous 3 calendar years, the employer shall file claims on behalf of the workers, in a manner prescribed by the agency."