Unemployment insurance cost facts every Utah nonprofit should know

July 27, 2016

Unemployment insurance cost facts every Utah nonprofit should know

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What do state unemployment taxes (SUTA), wage base increases and claim overpayment rates mean to your nonprofit organization?

These factors could mean less money for your nonprofit organization’s cause.

125% 2009-2015 Increased Tax Cost

Factors used in calculating employer unemployment rates have increased; therefore increasing the average unemployment tax cost per employee from $157 in 2009 to $354 by 2015.

16 Million Unemployment Claim Overpayments

Utah’s April 2014 – March 2015 unemployment claim overpayment rate was 9.492%, equaling over 16 million.

$32,200 2016 Wage Base

Utah’s unemployment wage base increased from $#1,300 in 2015 to $32,200 in 2016; therefore increasing the wages on which employers pay SUTA on.

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

First Nonprofit Group (in proud partnership with the Utah Nonprofits Association) 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 since 2011.

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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