Unemployment insurance cost facts every Maryland nonprofit should know

July 11, 2016

Unemployment insurance cost facts every Maryland nonprofit should know

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What do state unemployment taxes (SUTA), benefit amounts and claim overpayment rates mean to your nonprofit? These factors could mean less money for your nonprofit organization’s cause.

42% 2009-2015 Increased Tax Cost

The average state unemployment tax cost per employee increased from $173 in 209 $246 by 2015.

$127 Million Unemployment Claim Overpayments

Maryland’s April 2014 – March 2015 unemployment claim overpayment rate was 19.0525, equaling over $127 million.

$1,300-$11,800 Full Unemployment Benefit Amounts

An employment claim can range from $1,300 to $11,180 per claimant, if collected for the maximum benefit duration of 26 weeks.

There are options to financing your nonprofit organization’s unemployment cost.

First Nonprofit Group, in partnership with the Maryland Association of Community Services, provides state compliant, individually insured, cost-saving options to satisfy SUTA requirements for nonprofit, governmental and tribal entities. Below is a sample savings analysis of one of our members in Maryland since 2010.

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First Nonprofit Group provides state compliant individually insured, cost-saving options to satisfy SUTA requirements for nonprofit, governmental and tribal entities. We provide more than 1,800 organizations around the country with unemployment insurance at affordable rates. Click here or call 1-(800) 526-4352 to request a free, no-obligation cost saving evaluation. Evaluations include a 2017 rate projection!


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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

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.


Thresholds, 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

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.

Hugh Parry, Retired President of Prevent Blindness America