Unemployment insurance cost facts every Pennsylvania nonprofit should know

April 28, 2016

Unemployment insurance cost facts every Pennsylvania nonprofit should know

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

$554 SUTA Cost Per Employee

Factors used in calculating employer state unemployment tax rates have increased, therefore increasing the average unemployment tax cost per employee by 49% since 2009.

$313 Million Unemployment Claim Overpayments

Pennsylvania’s April 2014 – March 2015 unemployment claim overpayment rate was 13.5446%. equaling over $313 million in overpayments.

Over $160 Million Borrowed by PA Nonprofits

Pennsylvania Association of Nonprofit Organizations conducted a survey on the impact of the 2015-2016 budget impasse on nonprofits. 131 organizations collectively borrowed $160,776,108 to continue operations during the state budget impasse.

Historical SUTA Increase After Impasses: $74-$81

After Pennsylvania’s significant budget impasses of fiscal years 2004 (signed 176 days late) and 2010 (signed 101 days late) budgets, SUTA costs increased by $81 in 2005 and $74 in 2011.

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

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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