Membership has its perks. Take advantage of valuable member benefits and services. But at what cost? How about $0 in fees.
Already a member? Thank you for your continued trust in 501 Alliance providing you with a comprehensive package of unemployment-related services – so you can save money, time, and headaches, and focus your resources on what matters most: your charitable mission.
Looking to join? Start taking advantage of all the benefits. It’s easy, there’s mitigated risk and no fees, but plenty of help for you and your nonprofit organization. Reduce your stress now.
Membership has its advantages. But at what cost? How about $0 in fees. Plus low rates, Michigan expertise, risk mitigation, less worry and more resources, and responsiveness to your needs. Explore your membership benefits.
Our own specialized rating system allows us to provide nonprofit organizations with lower unemployment tax rates versus the state of Michigan. All qualifying new members receive a 25% discount off their current rate with the state. Our average rate in 2023 is .70%.
On a year-to-year basis, since we have been keeping record, the state’s average tax rate has been from 15% to 147% higher than our member’s average tax rate.
We pride ourselves on having Michigan expertise. Unlike other groups that attempt to keep up with unemployment in every state, we are a nonprofit exclusively serving nonprofits in Michigan. It’s the only state we serve and where we are based.
We were founded in 1972 and have grown to be the leading group unemployment compensation provider in Michigan.
Membership not only benefits your organization but also strengthens the alliance of 350+ Michigan nonprofits.
No Fees or Costs
Probably sounds too good, right? But it’s true.
There are no membership fees or additional costs to join. Every dollar of your quarterly payment goes into your own account to pay current or future claims for unemployment benefits. In addition, our members are not required to provide a surety bond or a letter of credit to the Unemployment Insurance Agency (UIA).
501 Alliance is funded by the pooled earnings from the group. We are governed by a board of directors that must have a majority of members. This ensures we act in the best interest of our members.
Our reporting system provides your organization with 24/7 access to the number of claims filed, protested, benefits collected and win percentages. You’ll never again have to guess the status of a claim or the outcome.
Simplified Unemployment Process
The unemployment process can be complicated and difficult. We’ve removed that burden. We handle, at no cost, all of your claims processing which includes: finding errors, protesting incorrect claims, finding fraudulent claims, representing you at hearings, guiding you through what separation info you need to provide for a claim, etc. We also handle all of your payments and obtain credits from the state on your behalf.
We’ve got you covered. We’re here to help you manage your unemployment risks.
501 Alliance handles, at no cost, all of your claims processing which includes: finding errors, protesting incorrect claims, finding fraudulent claims, representing you at hearings, guiding you through what separation info you need to provide for a claim, etc. We also handle all of your payments and obtain credits from the state on your behalf.
Should your organization have more charges in one year than you have paid into your account, you are not mandated to pay the difference at year-end. Rather, your next year rate would increase to get into positive standing over time.
Time is money. 501 Alliance manages unemployment services for Michigan nonprofits. That enables members to focus their resources and efforts on what matters most – their charitable missions.
We process and file all unemployment related paperwork on behalf of our members, along with scheduling and securing representation for unemployment hearings.
Let us take the worry away from you and your organization through our cost-effective unemployment solution that will save you time and money.
Don’t expect bureaucracy with 501 Alliance. Just ask our members. We’re responsive, supportive, personable and knowledgeable. Simply contact us by phone or email and experience the difference.
Plus, our reporting system provides members with 24/7 access to the number of claims filed, protested, benefits collected and win percentages. Never again guess on the status of a claim or the outcome.
Check Out the Savings / Payment Calculators
Reimbursing employers – how much money would your organization pay?
See for yourself with our convenient calculators.
Be sure to also access and download our procedures manual for a handy reference (please check back periodically for the most up-to-date information).