September 14, 2017
As many saw on the news recently, Equifax, a top credit reporting agency, reported a massive data breach affecting over 143 million credit consumers. This breach has not affected our clients whose unemployment claims administration is provided by Equifax Workforce Solutions.
On September 07, 2017, Equifax reported massive data breach that affected over 143 million “credit” consumers. Equifax Workforce Solutions’ confidential data and IT platform was NOT penetrated. That means all information exchanged with Equifax Workforce Solutions by First Nonprofit Group clients is protected and all current systems in place are secure. To be clear, Equifax consumer credit division data and systems are completely separate from the Equifax Workforce Solutions.
A representative for Equifax Workforce Solutions has provided the following information: “Equifax has found no evidence that the cybersecurity incident announced on September 7, 2017, impacted Workforce Solutions databases. The employee data you provide to Workforce Solutions for Unemployment Claims Administration, I-9, Tax Form Management, ACA, and The Work Number payroll databases were not affected by this incident.”
Security of data is the essence of First Nonprofit Group’s vital service to its clients and our daily contact with Equifax Workforce Solutions and all third-party vendors will continue to include our priority for data security. “Equifax is conducting a complete review of their security operations to make sure this will never happen again.”
First Nonprofit Group remains vigilant on behalf of all clients and will continue to conduct on-going review of security operations.
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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.
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
First Nonprofit has been easy to work with and makes the administrative process easier and smoother. We enjoy working with you.
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!