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Re-Opening of Registration Centre

Re-Opening of Registration Centre

2/17/2017 8:34:40 AM
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Higher Insurable Wage Ceiling Contributions (for both the employer and the employee) in respect of the employee who makes more than $400 per week has increased. While the rate of contributions remains the same, the new wage ceiling is $500 per week/$2,167 per month. For weekly paid persons, the first salary deduction at the higher rate will be for the pay period in which January 3 falls.
The National Insurance Board (NIB)began operations in October 1974, to ad-minister a social security system that wouldprovide workers and their families withbasic financial protection against the lossof employment earnings in the event ofsickness, childbirth, retirement, invalidity,death, workplace injury (1980), and un-employment (2009). Under NationalInsurance, insured contributors are coveredfor three main types of contingencies –
Employers are reminded that summer students between the ages of 14 years and 24 years, who are employed for an aggregate of 10 weeks, between the period June 1 and August 31, in any year, are exempted from paying National Insurance contributions from their earnings. The employer, however, is required to pay contributions of two percent (2%) of the students’insurable wages in respect of their summer earnings.
For the first time since the National Insurance programme started in 1974, the rate of contribution payments will be increased for employed persons. Beginning June 1, 2010, the rate will be increased by 1% – one half percent (.50%) to be paid by the employer, and one-half percent (.50) to be paid by the employee. This means that the current rate of 8.8%, shared 5.4% for employer and 3.4% for employee, will change to 9.8%, shared 5.9% for employer, and 3.9% for employee. This translates to a maximum weekly increase of $2 for the employer and $2 for the employee.
Direct Deposit
5/19/2010 7:30:11 AM
In February 2006, the National Insurance Board (NIB) began the initiative to have all long-term benefit and assistance payments deposited directly into pensioners’ bank accounts. Apart from the efficiency gained as a result of the direct deposit, NIB considered the initiative to be a significant step forward in ensuring that the actual process of paying pensions and assistance payments was more humane and individualized, as well as confidential.
The National Insurance Board and The Bahamas Pharmaceutical Association announced on Thursday that they are working together to successfully launch the National Prescription Drug Plan (NPDP) in August of this year.