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Unemployment Modernization: Information for Employers - Unemployment Insurance

Maryland's Unemployment Insurance Modernization Project leadership is identifying a specific implementation date for the Reemployment BEACON system. Once that date is determined, it will be posted here. There will be sufficient notice in advance of the implementation date.

Employers and Agents should continue to file their wage reports using their current process. The new file formats will ONLY be accepted after the new BEACON system goes live.

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Employers and Third Party Agents
Testing has begun for Wage File Submission

Testing prior to system implementation is recommended but not required.

If you currently file your wage reports by entering employee and wage information directly into the current system, you will continue to be able to do so in the new system. You do not need to use one of the four new file formats.


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Instructions for Employers
Updated: 4/24/2019

Sample Files:

Instructions for Third-Party Agents
Updated: 2/20/2020

Sample Files:

Download: Instructions for SFTP Access

Download: Payment Allocation File Specifications
Sample File: MD Payment Allocation Sample File (CSV)

Download: Power of Attorney Bulk Submission Procedures (for Agents only)
Sample File: MD POA Bulk File Submission (Excel)
Power of Attorney/Authorization Form

Download: Employer-Agent ACH Credit File for Payments

Many of your questions may be answered in the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).

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