First Nonprofit is Pleased to Announce a Partnership with Massachusetts Interlocal Insurance Association and Unemployment Tax Management Corporation.

July 25, 2022

First Nonprofit is Pleased to Announce a Partnership with Massachusetts Interlocal Insurance Association and Unemployment Tax Management Corporation.

First Nonprofit, a wholly owned subsidiary of Amynta Group, is pleased to announce a new unemployment services partnership with Massachusetts Interlocal Insurance Association (MIIA) and Unemployment Tax Management Corporation (UTMC) . The MIIA Unemployment Services Program (MIIA USP) will be offered initially to all MIIA members participating in the MIIA Workers Compensation Program. MIIA USP is a full-service program that will include unemployment risk management and HR training, unemployment claims management, stop loss insurance options, fund management and payment processing. MIIA will be expanding program access to all eligible members of MIIA later in 2022 following the MIIA USP launch this July.


FNP is a leading provider of unemployment insurance funding alternatives for nonprofit, governmental and tribal employers across the country serving more than 2000 employer accounts. “We are excited to join MIIA and UTMC to expand the scope of the MIIA Workers Comp Program and offer MIIA WC Program members an innovative, full-service UI program”, said Mario Poretto, President & CEO of First Nonprofit. “Since we began discussing the scope of the program and its launch with the fine leadership teams at MIIA and UTMC, there has been a keen commitment to continuous service improvement and meeting the service needs of the cities and towns of the Commonwealth of MA.”


MIIA, established by the Massachusetts Municipal Association in 1982, provides risk management and property, liability, workers compensation and group health coverage and services to over 400 municipalities and governmental entities in Massachusetts. “The MIIA team is always looking for creative, cost-effective services that will enable its members to focus on the significant demands of managing local government. We are confident that this unemployment services partnership with FNP and UTMC will deliver best-in-class service to MIIA members based on their long-established track records as leaders in the unemployment services industry” said Stan Corcoran, Executive Vice President of MIIA.


The FNP Program Team will work closely and locally with MIIA and UTMC staff. Regional Manager, Julie Wallace Ferdinando, will be coordinating FNP efforts and helping MIIA USP staff and members understand the role FNP will play and how the MIIA USP offers services that can help improve results and support net savings for members of MIIA. Julie said, “Our account services and operations teams are looking forward to working with MIIA staff and MIIA USP members to address members’ unemployment service needs and coordinate with other aligned risks covered by MIIA programs.”

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CCSCT was approached by First NonProfit to discuss its Unemployment Savings Program and ways the program could significantly reduce the amount of unemployment taxes we were paying. At the time, our agency was paying approximately $80,000 per year. First NonProfit conducted an analysis to determine if making the switch would be in our best interest, and it clearly was based on our circumstances. The first year on the program, CCSCT saw a 70% reduction in its unemployment costs and each year, continues to experience further reductions as a result of having minimal claims. Some additional benefits of the program including having a fixed annual cost, an interest-baring reserve account, professional unemployment claims management and representation at all unemployment hearings. This has been one of the best decisions we have made.

Community Council of South Central Texas, Inc., Seguin, TX

We first started using First Nonprofit’s Unemployment Savings Program when we were a small startup nonprofit.  We didn’t have an HR department and needed expertise in the event that an unemployment claim was made.  We knew we were eligible to be a reimbursing employer, but weren’t sure how to navigate that process.  They made it easy to set things up, plan for, and then manage claims when they came at a very reasonable cost. The amount of time and stress they’ve saved us dealing with all this has been worth way more than the cost.  We’ve now grown to a large nonprofit and do have an HR department but have no plans to stop using their services.  I highly recommend them to every nonprofit I come into contact with!


Throughout our membership in the Unemployment Savings Program, First Nonprofit understood our demands, community dynamics, and the importance of seamless services; that allowed us to serve our constituents better.

Prevent Blindness America, Chicago, IL

Because INCS advocates for the operating conditions that allow charter public schools to provide high quality public education, partnering with First Nonprofit was an easy decision. First Nonprofit’s unemployment programs provide our member schools two operating elements crucial to their ability to provide high quality public education: savings and budget certainty. Capable, committed teachers are the key to student success. By participating in the unemployment insurance savings plan, charter public schools gain peace of mind and are able to invest more money in their teachers.

Illinois Network of Charter Schools, Chicago, IL

It has been our sincere pleasure to maintain a strong, vibrant business partnership with First Nonprofit. We greatly admire their strong industry knowledge, technical expertise, constant professionalism, knowledgeable and dedicated staff. They are always extremely responsive, personable and provide us with the necessary guidance and recommendations on a numerous variety of employment scenarios.

Thresholds, Chicago, IL

NYCON members who use First Nonprofit’s programs enjoy enduring savings and improved efficiency. Our association knows that success, because from the beginning, we achieved the same great benefits. Great savings, seamless technology, and responsive service. NYCON highly recommends First Nonprofit’s remarkable unemployment solutions.

New York Council of Nonprofits, Albany, NY

Visually Impaired Preschool Services has been a client of First Non-Profit since it was first offered as a benefit of VisionServe Alliance. We completed a thorough evaluation of cash savings to our agency before taking advantage of this wonderful benefit and it has been a very wise decision. Our experience with the processes from accounting to claims have been professional, expeditious and easy.

Visually Impaired Preschool Services, Louisville, KY

Luckily for us, our interactions regarding any issues with staffing has been very minimal! I can say that all other interactions with regards to billing, 941 reporting, etc. have been extremely pleasant, accommodating and easy to work with. Kim Ghanayem is always prompt, professional and friendly. Thank you so much!

Neurologic Music Therapy Services of Arizona, Phoenix, AZ