LeadingAge Illinois Enters a Strategic Alliance Agreement with the Unemployment Services Trust to Help Lower the Cost of Unemployment for Aging Services Providers in IL

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The new partnership will help nonprofit members of LeadingAge Illinois reduce the cost of unemployment and potentially save thousands of dollars that can go directly back to empowering the aging services field.

LeadingAge Illinois joins 10 other state-based LeadingAge associations, and the national LeadingAge association, in endorsing UST.

LeadingAge Illinois, formerly the Life Services Network (LSN), has formally engaged in a strategic alliance agreement with the Unemployment Services Trust (UST) on behalf of its members as a new cost-saving solution. A statewide association, LeadingAge Illinois represents the leading providers of the complete continuum of services for older adults, and has chosen to partner with UST because the association “understands the importance of fiscal responsibility” and vows to offer the best of what their member organizations need to run their business day-to-day.

LeadingAge Illinois joins 10 other state-based LeadingAge associations, and the national LeadingAge association, in endorsing UST.

The partnership between LeadingAge Illinois and UST will give the association’s member organizations greater opportunities to learn about and implement HR-related best practices. For members with 10 or more employees, the partnership offers the opportunity to save money on unemployment costs by providing world-class unemployment claims administration, a live HR hotline with expert HR personnel and an exhaustive resource library, as well as cloud-based claims management.

“One of the biggest problems that nonprofits across the United States face is a lack of resources,” said Donna Groh, Executive Director of UST. “But last year UST was able to give $11,041,738 in cash back to our current participants. We’re looking forward to helping the members of LeadingAge Illinois begin putting money like that back into their organizations.”

About LeadingAge Illinois:

With a diverse membership of over 500 organizations, LeadingAge Illinois is the largest association in Illinois serving aging services providers and is nationally recognized for its innovative programs, leadership and expertise on issues related to long term care and senior housing and services. For more information, visit http://www.leadingageil.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 80 state and national nonprofit-based associations to teach their members about their unemployment insurance alternatives. Visit http://www.ChooseUST.org to learn more.

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