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The Michigan Municipal League’s Unemployment Fund Group Account

The League’s Unemployment Compensation Fund provides a comprehensive unemployment compensation solution for our participating members.  The Fund was established to provide members with a Group Account for paying unemployment claims to the Unemployment Insurance Agency.

What is a Group Account?
A Group Account is a system whereby risk is shared, but not pooled, throughout the group members. Members make payments to the Fund basdc on their claims history once they have been a member of the Group Account for one year. 

What are the Benefits?

  • Removes some of the immediate risks and uncertainties related to unemployment.

  • Allows a governmental entity to better budget for its unemployment expenditure, which cannot be done as a direct employer.

  • Enables members to spread claims costs over a longer period.

  • Provides the services of the Michigan Municipal League. .

  • Professional unemployment claims management services are provided to members through Equifax Workforce Solutions.

  • Unemployment claims are processed through an online software program that helps members improve their compliance with state regulations, streamline processes for responding to claims, and improve overall results.

  • Members have a self-service reporting software system that is available 24/7 to run reports and review outcomes for unemployment claims.

  • Provides consultation and representation at unemployment hearings.

  • Offers on-demand and live workshops on unemployment cost control.


Memorandum: Unemployment Act Changes August 2012 (PDF)

Unemployment Procedures Manual (2021) (PDF)

Deborah Walton-Medley
Director, Financial Operations
Ph: 734-669-6370 / E-mail

Bill Gesaman
Administrator/Client Relationship Manager
Ph: 800-968-675 / E-mail





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