Santa Barbara, Calif. (PRWEB) December 03, 2013
Unemployment Services Trust (UST) is pleased to announce a new partnership with the Meals On Wheels Association of America. Joining forces to help Meals on Wheels Member organizations throughout the nation reduce operating costs, both organizations look forward to helping Members direct more money toward realizing their missions.
This partnership will allow Senior Nutrition Programs with a 501(c)(3) tax designation to better take advantage of a federal law that allows nonprofits to opt out of the state unemployment tax system. By paying only the dollar-for-dollar cost of unemployment benefits paid to former employees, most nonprofits can see a significant reduction in their annual unemployment costs.
“I think there are many Meals on Wheels programs that could undoubtedly benefit from this new partnership,” explained Donna Groh, Executive Director of UST. “Having worked with thousands of nonprofits, many in the aging services and human services field, I know that our experienced Unemployment Cost Advisors, educational programs, and online claims management system can help the Meals On Wheels Association of America and many of their Members see significant savings results.”
The partnership with Meals on Wheels will provide a multitude of benefits to senior nutrition providers with 10 or more full time employees –allowing them to do more for the senior citizens that they steadfastly serve.
In addition to helping its clients to exercise their unemployment tax alternative, UST manages all claims for member nonprofits and provides individual representative support for HR questions. "It is very, very easy to participate with the Trust... and that's where other organizations are missing out," says Vinsen Faris from Meals on Wheels of Johnson & Ellis Counties, Texas, and current Chair of the Meals On Wheels Association Board of Directors.
About the Meals On Wheels Association of America: The Meals On Wheels Association of America is the only national organization and network dedicated solely to ending senior hunger in America. The Association is the oldest and largest organization composed of and representing local, community-based Senior Nutrition Programs in all 50 states as well as the U.S. territories. More than 5,000 local Meals on Wheels Programs leverage a virtual army of two million volunteers who day-in and day-out create an efficient and caring way to keep America’s seniors independent, healthy and alive. For more information or to locate a local Meals On Wheels program, visit http://www.mowaa.org.
About UST: Founded by nonprofits, for nonprofits, UST is the largest unemployment trust in the nation, providing nonprofit organizations with 10 or more employees a safe, cost-effective alternative to paying state unemployment taxes. UST has partnered with nearly 80 state and national nonprofit-based associations to teach their members about their unemployment insurance options. Visit http://www.ChooseUST.org to learn more.