Today, we at 501(c) Agencies Trust announce the addition of Easter Seals Hawaii as a new program participant.
501(c) Agencies Trust is a group of 1,500 nonprofits that have elected to not participate in the state unemployment tax system. Instead, we have chosen to become employers who reimburse the state for our unemployment costs. 501(c) Agencies Trust began in 1982 and collectively we save more than $20 million annually.
Easter Seals Hawaii provides exceptional services to ensure that all people with disabilities or special needs and their families have equal opportunities to live, learn work and play in their communities. Easter Seals Hawaii has been serving special needs children, youth and adults for over 60 years. They provide more than 500,000 hours of direct service annually to individuals and families across the state. Easter Seals Hawaii’s Early Intervention and Home and Community Based programs are accredited by the Commission on the Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF), assurance that the organization meets internationally accepted excellence standards.
Federal law allows 501(c)(3)s to stop paying their unemployment taxes and to self-fund their own programs. Doing so can save organizations 40 to 60 percent on those unemployment insurance costs. At 501(c) Agencies Trust, we help organizations
- manage their unemployment expenses,
- provide their separated employees with reemployment services,
- offer employers a certified educational series,
- and provide additional HR Services including unlimited access to a staffed hotline.
501(c) Agencies Trust consists of both large national agencies such as Boys and Girls Clubs, Y-USA, Feeding America and United Cerebral Palsy as well as smaller stand-alone organizations.