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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.

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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.

Prevent Blindness America, Chicago, IL

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.

Illinois Network of Charter Schools, Chicago, IL

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.

Thresholds, Chicago, IL

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.

New York Council of Nonprofits, Albany, NY

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.

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

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

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.

Ensight Skills Center, Inc, Fort Collins, CO