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Elect coverage for noncovered employees (voluntary election of coverage)

Elections of coverage go into effect the following quarter after being requested and will be in effect for two calendar years. Voluntary election of coverage is not available if there is any debt on your account.

NOTE: Corporate officers owning 25 percent or more of a corporation directly or indirectly through another legal entity such as a subsidiary or holding company are not subject to Minnesota Unemployment Insurance tax. Additionally, wages paid to members of a limited liability company (LLC) who own 25 percent or more of the LLC directly or indirectly through another legal entity such as a subsidiary or holding company are also not subject to Minnesota Unemployment Insurance tax. The following steps explain how to elect coverage for owners/officers. Before you elect coverage for an owner/officer you must update the Maintain Owner/Officer section of your Minnesota Unemployment Insurance online Employer Account.

To elect coverage for owners/officers:

  1. Log in to your account at www.uimn.org
  2. On My Home Page, click Account Maintenance.
  3. Click Elect Coverage for Non-Covered Employees.
  4. Click the Click Here link, located after If you choose to elect coverage . (See example)
  5. Select the Yes, I agree to cover my corporate officers or LLC members for purposes of UI coverage option button.
  6. Select the effective quarter and year from the drop down menus.

    Note: Clicking Next in step 7 will result in an election of coverage.

  7. Click Next. The Election of Coverage Confirmation page opens.

To elect coverage for non-covered employees:

  1. Log in to your account at www.uimn.org
  2. On My Home Page, click Account Maintenance.
  3. Click Elect Coverage for Non-Covered Employees.
  4. Under Other Non-Covered Employment, click the Click Here link. (See example)
  5. Complete the election of coverage information on the Election of Coverage page.

    Note: Clicking Next in step 6 will result in an election of coverage.

  6. Click Next.
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