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Unemployment Compensation

Unemployment Compensation

The Primex3 Unemployment Compensation Program began operations in 1979 as the result of a federal mandate requiring municipalities and schools to provide unemployment compensation coverage for their employees. Along with workers' compensation coverage, the program with its 40 original members was the first self-funded, public entity pool organized in New Hampshire and one of only several successful pools operating nationwide at that time. Today, this not-for-profit program serves 360 member cities, towns, school districts, counties and village districts. Unemployment coverage is now provided for over 40,000 public sector employees statewide. Primex3 believes that control of the unemployment process is best handled locally through a system of direct participation and quality membership services.

Training, Coaching and Guidance

Our goal is to help members manage well and minimize their liability for unemployment compensation claims. Primex3 offers a comprehensive catalogue of on and off-site training and educational programs, plus the special attention to service that members have come to expect, including support and guidance throughout difficult personnel issues. Staff is there every day to assist members in effectively managing their personnel practices.


Any local government, county, or school entity here in New Hampshire is eligible to participate in the Primex3 Unemployment Compensation Program. All rules and requirements for eligibility, benefits, and the legal implications of coverage are governed by NH RSA 282-A and the New Hampshire Department of Employment Security. Today, this not-for profit program serves approximately 75% of the schools in New Hampshire, and provides for over 40,000 public sector employees statewide.