Better Unemployment Compensation System

If a school entity has a need, chances are that PSBA has a service, expert or program to meet that need.

Claims Can Occur When You Least Expect Them

It can happen to you.  It's a fact that one out of every 10 BUCS participants exceed their stop-loss point every year.

  • 30 teacher strikes converted to a lockout by court action resulting in a $120,000 claim
  • Lack of funding and enrollment closes tech school doors, causing a $75,000 claim
  • Support staff collects UC benefits while teachers on strike, causing a $345,000 claim
  • 12 teachers furloughed creating an $87,000 unemployment claim

These actual cases just reinforce that fact.  You need an experienced plan to protect your school board, school entity and you.


  • School pays only the claims incurred up to the designated maximum premium, with a benefit of three times the maximum premium or $1 million, whichever is lesser
  • BUCS assures participants of maximum amount to budget each year
  • Consult with entity as needed, including on site visits by Insurance Trust/Interstate Tax Service, Inc.
  • Make recommendations regarding which cases to appeal
  • File appeals on behalf of entity for all questionable cases - BUCS does the work
  • Representation provided at all hearings at no cost to entity
  • BUCS handles the bulk of the paperwork, Bureau mails documents directly to BUCS administrator (Interstate Tax Service, Inc.)
  • Legal representation provided to Commonwealth Court at no cost to entity
  • Interstate Tax Service, Inc. analyzes and audits all claims for accuracy
  • Overpayments are protested and appropriate credits obtained by the program
  • Provides seminars, newsletters and reports of changes in laws affecting unemployment compensation

For more information on our Better Unemployment Compensation System please contact us.

Insurance Fraud Hotline
PSBA Insurance Trust