What is the contribution rate for new members that are currently contributing employers?
Applicants that qualify will receive a fixed rate that is 25% less than their current rate with the state for their first two years of membership. For example, if your rate with the state is 5.00%, your rate with us would be 3.75%. If you don’t qualify at a 25% discount, we’ll also try to qualify you at your current rate with the state.
What is the contribution rate for new members that are currently reimbursing employers?
Applicants that qualify will receive a fixed rate of 2.50% for their first two years of membership. This is the only rate that we use to qualify reimbursing employers.
How do I know if I’m a contributing or reimbursing employer?
If you have a tax rate with the state, you’re a contributing employer. If you receive a bill from the state for unemployment benefit charges, you’re a reimbursing employer.
Once my organization becomes a member, can we change our mind and return to the state’s unemployment system?
Once you become a member, the state will not allow your company to return for two years.
Do we still need to file an Employer’s Quarterly Wage/Tax Report (Form 1028) with the state?
Your company still needs to provide this information to the state which uses it to determine if a claimant is monetarily eligible to collect unemployment benefits. Be sure to check the box that indicates you’re a reimbursing employer and do not complete section 3.
How much does an employee need to earn to be monetarily eligible to collect unemployment benefits?
An employee must have earned at least $3,589 in one of the first four of the last five completed calendar quarters, have wages in at least two quarters and total wages within the base period must be at least one and one-half times the highest amount of wages paid in any quarter. Please note this amount is subject to change.
How often do we make contribution payments to 501 Alliance?
Contribution payments and reports are due on the 25th day of the month following the end of each quarter.
What are the minimum and maximum weekly benefit amounts that a claimant can collect?
The minimum weekly benefit amount is $147 and the maximum is $362. Please note these amounts are subject to change.
What is the minimum and maximum number of weeks that a claimant can collect unemployment benefits?
The minimum number of weeks is 14 and the maximum is 20. Please note the number of weeks is subject to change.
How do we calculate how much a claimant can collect in unemployment benefits?
Multiply the claimant’s high quarter wages by 4.1% and round down to the nearest whole dollar. Also add $6 per dependent up to five dependents. The minimum weekly benefit amount is $141 and the maximum is $362. Please note the weekly benefit amounts are subject to change.
How do we calculate the number of weeks that a claimant can collect unemployment benefits?
Multiply the total base period wages by 43% and divide by the weekly benefit amount then round down to the nearest half week. The minimum number of weeks is 14 and the maximum is 20. Please note the number of weeks is subject to change.
What does the term “misconduct” mean?
Misconduct is a wanton and willful disregard of the employer’s interest causing harm to the employer. Mere inefficiency, unsatisfactory conduct or good-faith errors in judgment or discretion are not deemed to be misconduct.
How do I register for the web site?
Create an individual login and use the code: 501c3
After logging in, you can request access to as many member employers as you need. The admin for the member will then be able to approve or deny your access request.