Authorize Zenefits Payroll as Third Party Administrator in Ohio

Employers who use Zenefits Payroll to pay employees in Ohio must authorize Zenefits Payroll as a third-party administrator (TPA) with the Ohio Department of Job and Family services (ODJFS) to allow Zenefits Payroll to pay and file unemployment taxes in OH.

It's a two step process:

  1. Create an online account with Ohio's Employer Resource Information Center (ERIC) portal, using the steps below.
  2. Grant Zenefits Payroll permission to access the account using the steps linked here.

Create Employer Account for Ohio ERIC Portal

  1. Navigated to the ERIC portal and click Register Now below the Login button.
  2. Provide all the required information, and create a user name for ERIC. Make a note of it.
  3. Submit the registration information.
  4. The ERIC portal will send a temporary password to the email provided during registration.
  5. Go back to the main ERIC login page, and log in using the temporary password and username.
  6. Follow the instructions to change the password to a permanent one.

Grant Zenefits Payroll Access to ERIC Account

  1. Log in to the ERIC portal using a registered username and password.
  2. Click the Manage My Accounts tab.
  3. In the lefthand Navigation Menu, click Correspondence and Third Parties.
  4. Click Manage Service Functions.
  5. In the Select Service Functions list, make sure to check the "Tax: Reporting and Payments" option.
  6. Click the Manage Association box.
  7. Click the TPA Search link near the bottom of the page.
  8. Search for PayYourPeople (Zenefits Payroll's legal name).
  9. Zenefits Payroll's OH TPA ID is 6000009396. Select this option.
  10. On the next page, click I Understand, then Save and Continue.
  11. Log out of ERIC.
  12. Contact Zenefits Customer Care to let us know that Zenefits Payroll has been added to the account.

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