Member Benefit Program for Unemployment From Bliss Sequoia and First Nonprofits
The program is off to a great start and proving to be a huge success!
Here are a few keys points to catch your attention:
Let’s hear from one of the participating members
Brett Turner, Executive Director of ALSO,
“We have enjoyed working with Bliss Sequoia for many years and appreciate the approach and professionalism of Matt Lokan (agent). ALSO has always felt our unemployment service was good and thought we were receiving the most competitive pricing. When Matt presented the option of switching to First Nonprofits I was skeptical. Not only did we see significant savings, the service continued as good or better than we experienced with our previous carrier. Our payroll has increased by over $500,000, yet ALSO saved nearly $40,000 annually in unemployment insurance since our switch in 2015.”
Paul Dahbour, HR Director of ALSO,
“As the HR Director for a nonprofit agency with approximately 270 employees, it is imperative my outside service partners are top quality, reliable, timely and work in unison with us.
First Nonprofits is our unemployment benefit management. They excel at what they do and I feel fortunate they are on our team. There is no endless phone tag as I get my calls/emails returned expediently. I get all the support needed in the event we have a claim, appeal or when we need advice as to best option/strategy on a unique situation.
The previous company we had for many years was also wonderful. We explored other options and in the process determined we were being taken for granted. First Nonprofits was able to meet our needs as well or better than the previous company and at a substantial cost savings. I would highly recommend First Nonprofits for your serious consideration when looking for excellence, efficiency and best value.”
Learn more about how the program works
Eligible ORA members will benefit from cost savings and multiple unemployment plan options. The program is in partnership with First Nonprofits Group (FNG) as the insurance company and Bliss Sequoia Insurance & Risk Advisors as the agent and administrator. On average, FNG has been saving organizations in Oregon an average of 30% off their unemployment costs. In addition, eligible ORA members are entitled to special discounts up to 7%!
In Oregon, the average cost per employee for Unemployment is approximately $1,000 per year. The “quick math” suggests just how much of an impact this Member Benefit Program could have on your unemployment costs.
This is not a master policy. Each member will stand on their own from a separation (aka claim) perspective. The program offers both a reserving option and/or fully insured option for consideration through FNG. Equifax is utilized to help with administration via technical services, claims processing, audit services & reporting services. Bliss Sequoia, as the program administrator and agent, will assist throughout the quoting process educating you on your current unemployment structure being utilized along with the ORA program options and day-to-day needs with hands-on and friendly assistance.
How to get a quote
Both current ORA members and prospective members can receive a quote with no obligation to buy. Please contact Bliss Sequoia for program questions and/or to get started with the underwriting process.
For a quote and/or questions, call or email Matt Lokan at Bliss Sequoia
ORA’s program Administrator & Agent
503-364-5401 or 877-364-5401 (toll free)