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.”
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!
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