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Employment Development Department

Reimbursable Method of Paying Unemployment Insurance (UI) Benefits

Public entities and nonprofit organizations, described under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, may elect to use the reimbursable method of paying for Unemployment Insurance (UI) benefits.

About the Reimbursable Method

Employers electing the reimbursable method (also known as the cost-of-benefits method) are required to reimburse the UI Fund on a dollar-for-dollar basis for all benefits paid to their former employees and charged to their account.

For public employers, financing under the reimbursable method must remain in effect for two complete calendar years. For nonprofit employers, financing under the reimbursable method must remain in effect for five complete calendar years. Employers who terminate their reimbursable coverage remain liable for UI benefits paid to their former employees covered under this program for a period of three calendar years.

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Reimbursable employers are sent the Statement of Reimbursable Benefit Charges (DE 428R) each quarter to notify them of UI benefits paid to their former employees. A Notice of Amount Due (DE 6601) and a Statement of Account (DE 2176) will be sent within 14 days after the DE 428R mail date. Payment is due within 30 days of the DE 6601 and can be made online using e-Services for Business.

APPROPRIATE MAIL DATES FOR THE DE 428R, DE 6601 and DE 2176:

CALENDAR QUARTER DE 428R DE 6601 and DE 2176
1ST QUARTER LAST 10 DAYS OF APRIL FIRST 10 DAYS OF MAY
2ND QUARTER LAST 10 DAYS OF JULY FIRST 10 DAYS OF AUGUST
3RD QUARTER LAST 10 DAYS OF OCTOBER FIRST 10 DAYS OF NOVEMBER
4TH QUARTER LAST 10 DAYS OF JANUARY FIRST 10 DAYS OF FEBRUARY
  • DE 44California Employer’s Guide
  • DE 1NPNonprofit Employers Registration and Update Form
  • DE 1SNPSelection of Financing Method by a Nonprofit Organization
  • DE 231NPInformation Sheet: Nonprofit and/or Public Entities
  • DE 1378FPotential Liability for Unemployment Insurance Benefits When Electing the Reimbursable Method of Financing Under the California Unemployment Insurance Code (CUIC)
  • DE 231SCInformation Sheet: Specialized Coverage (Elective Coverage for Exempt Workers)
  • DE 4527Managing Unemployment Insurance Costs
  • DE 1275AA Guide to Benefits and Employment Services