Employers and third-party administrators (TPAs) are all too familiar with the challenges associated with responding to paper-based unemployment insurance (UI) information requests. The State Information Data Exchange System (SIDES) and SIDES E-Response are designed to make it easier and more efficient for employers and TPAs to respond to UI information requests.
What are SIDES and SIDES E-Response?
SIDES and SIDES E-Response are web-based systems available to employers and TPAs – free of charge – that provide a secure, electronic and nationally-standardized format to respond to UI information requests. SIDES is designed for employers and TPAs that typically deal with a large volume of UI information requests, while SIDES E-Response is for employers with a limited number of UI claims throughout the year.
What are the benefits of SIDES and SIDES E-Response?
SIDES and SIDES E-Response have the potential to significantly improve the UI information exchange process. While the best option depends on the specific needs of an employer, both systems offer significant benefits:
- Saves time and money
- Available for FREE
- Reduces staff time
- Reduces paper work
- Helps keep UI rates as low as possible by reducing overpayments
- Provides an electronic, nationally standardized data format
- Includes data checks to ensure the exchange of complete and valid information
- Provides tools for a healthier bottom line
We invite you to read more about SIDES and SIDES E-Response, and learn how both systems can help your company reduce paper work while saving time and money.
Additional information is available at https://info.uisides.org or in the SIDES E-Response User Guide (PDF).