Take control of your organization's unemployment insurance costs
Unemployment insurance costs employers thousands of dollars every year in taxes, reimbursed contributions, and time preparing for and answering claims. Almost any organization can reduce these expenses with the right management strategy, often substantially. Employer Advocates offers the expertise and the service your organization needs to permanently control these costs.
Dollars saved are worth more than dollars earned "the hard way"
Since your organization has already earned this money, every dollar you save is a whole dollar. These savings fall directly to your organization's bottom line.
How our unemployment cost control service works
Employer Advocates helps organizations reduce their unemployment tax burden in the following ways:
- We turn your staff into experts. The "first line of defense" in controlling unemployment insurance costs is having sound personnel policies, procedures, and practices in place. We conduct on-site seminars and workshops to teach your staff how their actions can affect your unemployment tax or reimbursement rates, and what to do to lower them.
- We represent you all the way through the state claim and appeals process. When an initial claim is filed, we submit the proper information to the state adjudicator. If benefits are granted, we request a hearing with state unemployment judges and represent your company's interests in the process. If further action is warranted, we appeal the decision to the state board of appeals.
- We defend your organization's interests. We actually audit the state's records to ensure that your organization's unemployment record is free of errors that can adversely affect your contribution rate. In some cases, such errors can lead to substantial overpayments. We also alert you of changes at the state level which will affect your contributions, and ensure that the state factors all possible credits into your annual rate calculation.
- We reduce your staff's workload. We reduce the burden on your staff by handling all unemployment related matters.
Non-profit organizations and government entities have special needs
In addition to experience with tax-paying employers, our staff is experienced at working with non-profit and governmental entities (such as states, counties, cities, school districts, universities, etc.) that have elected to reimburse the state for unemployment benefits paid. Such organizations have special needs; we can help limit your exposure to these expenses.
What distinguishes Employer Advocates from other unemployment tax management providers?
Our track record of results. We have the most experienced staff in the intermountain region, so it's hard to catch us off our game. Our hearing representatives are some of the best in the business, as demonstrated by their success rate. Unlike many of our competitors, unemployment tax management is all we do, so our attention isn't divided. In short, we're quite passionate about protecting our clients' interests, and we do it exceptionally well.