Massachusetts employers covered by the Unemployment Insurance Law are also liable for a health insurance contribution. The funds from this contribution provide health insurance for eligible unemployment insurance claimants. This health insurance is called the Medical Security Program, which is administered by DUA.
Health insurance contributions receipts are deposited in the Medical Security Trust Fund. They are not credited to employers' UI accounts and are completely independent of the unemployment contribution trust fund.
DUA is responsible for the collection and processing of health insurance contributions which includes employer liability and wage determinations, as well as enforcement and employer auditing.
For More Information
Call the Department of Unemployment Assistance at (617) 626-5075.