July 25, 2022
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.”
The Ensight Skills Center has enjoyed working with First Nonprofit for several years. We are enrolled in their Unemployment Savings Program and although we have not required a lot of intervention, there have been a few times. I know others have dealt with the same problem of unemployment fraud over the last year and in our case, a call to First Nonprofit (they actually answer their phones) cleared up the issue. They also sent us a letter to send to all our employees telling them what they needed to do to prevent this in the future and protect themselves. What a relief! Over the years if I have questions or concerns, they are happy to listen, advise and help if they can. Another BIG advantage of using First Nonprofit is that all the money that is paid into the Unemployment Savings Program lives on my balance sheet as an asset. The money continues to be Ensight’s not the governments. First Nonprofit has certainly given me peace of mind.
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.
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.
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. We are impressed with the accuracy of their employment decisions, integrity of their employees and efficiency of their claim handling. We greatly respect and value the consistent, impressive cost savings from the utilization of their outstanding services.
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.
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.