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FNP Programs

Unemployment Savings Programs

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The Unemployment Savings Program is the only one of its kind and has been for over 20 years. It provides a fixed annual budget and your organization’s very own interest-bearing, proprietary reserve account, all while allowing you to save thousands of dollars when compared to paying the State Unemployment Insurance (SUI) tax. More importantly, your cost and coverage is entirely unaffected by other members.

How does it work?

  • The Unemployment Savings Program is specifically designed for your organization.
    Annual fees are based exclusively on your unemployment experience and employment profile. There are no shared risks or expenses.
  • Improve cash flow by making equal, fixed quarterly payments to your reserve account.
    While most SUI tax payments are made during the first and second quarters of the calendar year, our program members make four equal quarterly payments.
  • Build a reserve account your organization actually owns.
    Unlike the taxes paid into your SUI tax account with the state, this interest-bearing reserve account is yours and will be returned to you if you should ever decide to withdraw from the program. Your account balance can be considered an asset and recognized as such in your organization’s financial records.
  • Your organization is protected against high unemployment years with stop-loss insurance that caps your financial liability.
    If you lose funding and need to restructure your organization or reduce staff, our stop-loss insurance limits your liability.
  • Professional unemployment claims administration and cost control is included.
    Receive services from unemployment insurance professionals familiar with your state’s laws and statutory requirements to assist you with claims validation, representation at all unemployment appeal hearings, audit of benefit charges, and more.

Why choose First Nonprofit?

Our unique programs are tailored specifically to you. There are no pooled losses or shared expenses; stop-loss insurance limits are calculated for each member based on their size and experience; an individual organization’s coverage limits are not impacted by any other member’s negative claim experience.

We offer true insurance coverage, not group reserves or joint and several liability exposure. Every dollar paid into your reserve account pays for claims charged only by your former employees. In addition, we have access to claims administrators across the country, allowing you to access service that fits your organization’s needs.

Ready to chat? Get in touch today to request a no-obligation savings evaluation.


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