Don’t Wait! State deadlines to enroll in reimbursing are quickly approaching!

October 8, 2015

Don’t Wait! State deadlines to enroll in reimbursing are quickly approaching!

With Fall arriving and the holiday season around the corner, it’s about that time to review state unemployment insurance options. Recently, many employer’s state unemployment tax cost have increased by as much as 51% and continue to grow due to factors such as improper payments made by the state, increasing benefit awards, and confusion about claimant eligibility by employers.

Nonprofits, governmental entities and Tribal enterprise communities have the choice to opt out of paying the SUTA (State Unemployment Tax Administration) tax and instead, reimburse for state unemployment benefits paid to ex-employees. The reimbursement financing option allows nonprofit employers to:

– Avoid annually varying tax rates which funds the statewide unemployment reserve
– Reduce total annual overall cost of unemployment.
– Circumvent having to pay the pooled risk costs built into each state’s unemployment program

Selecting the reimbursement financing method is typically less costly for nonprofits. However, it comes with potential risks such as an unexpected loss of funding, sudden exposure to other unforeseen risks, or a downturn in the local or national economy. At First Nonprofit, we have programs tailored with total or partially insured solutions that help nonprofits take advantage of savings while minimizing any potential risk that may arise. The qualifying employer deadline to enroll in reimbursement financing for many states is November 30, while for others it’s December 1st.

First Nonprofit Group provides more than 1,700 nonprofits around the country with unemployment insurance options at affordable rates. To find out how much money can be saved, contact us for an unemployment cost savings evaluation. Evaluations are free, there is no obligation to engage and an estimate of a better 2016 unemployment option is included!

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Working with Marshal Whittey at First Nonprofit has been a great experience. He handles our request as a priority and goes above and beyond to resolve any issues we have in a timely manner. Marshall follows through to the end and ensures our needs are met. He has been a great resource for LSC and our “go to” for any tax questions we may have. With LSC transitioning several facilities into one federal tax identification number, First Nonprofit was able to assist and provide guidance with best practices resolving claims to each entity. Additionally First Nonprofit provided knowledge (information materials) and one on one training to HRS group with best practices to handle claims state adjudicated, fraudulent claims, and appeals. And processing information in the First Nonprofit [unemployment claims] system allows for timely information can be collected.

Lutheran Services Carolinas, Salisbury, NC

My experience with FNP has been wonderful. Unemployment in general is quite confusing and FNP has simplified the process for us. Everyone we have reached out to or worked with has been very helpful and follows up to be sure we understand the information. I am so happy we made the switch to FNP!

Stone Valley Community Charter School, Huntingdon, PA

First Nonprofit smoothed the unemployment perils for our organization during Covid. Without the ability to cap our UI exposure, we would not have been able to weather the storm. The program worked perfectly and we have come out of the pandemic ready to forge on. Thanks FNP!

Jewish Silicon Valley, Los Gatos, CA

My experience with the FNP has been fantastic. The idea of setting funds aside for the unemployment tax liability is a bedrock for nonprofit organizations like mine, namely ASHBA; what is even more advantageous is having the FNP as a custodian of those funds. 100% recommended!

American Saddlebred Horse & Breeders Association, Inc., Lexington, KY

I would like to comment on my experience with FNP….to date our District has saved $1,000’s of dollars by being enrolled in the First Nonprofit program. My only regret is that we did not know about this method of paying unemployment tax years ago….as I had figured about five years

ago, had we enrolled 15-20 years ago, we could have saved our small school district upwards of $500,000 in payments to IDES. Also we would have had a pretty hefty sum of money in our Reserve Account. Thankfully I attended a workshop hosted by First Nonprofit back in 2015 which got the ball rolling!

Beardstown Community Unit School District 15, Beardstown, IL

I have worked with the First Non-Profit Team for many years, and I appreciate the quick response and care that Cecilia and the team provides anytime I have questions. While there are other providers that may provide like services, First Nonprofit will always be my first choice! I appreciate you!

Innovative Services, Inc., Green Bay, WI

First Nonprofit has been easy to work with and makes the administrative process easier and smoother. We enjoy working with you.

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