Unemployment Insurance (UI) SIDES is a web based system that allows electronic transmission of information requests from UI agencies to employers and/or Third Party Administrators (TPAs), as well as transmission of replies containing the requested information back to the UI agencies.
There are two ways employers can connect with SIDES. For employers with a limited number of UI claims, SIDES E-Response is an easy to use website that can be used to enter the requested UI information. For TPAs, large and/or multi state employers, UI SIDES, a computer to computer interface may be more appropriate as it allows employers to customize their system to interface with SIDES. This option requires the employer/TPA to do programming.