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NIB Concludes Payment Arrangements With Several Companies to Expedite Unemployment Benefit (UEB) Payments
4/7/2020 6:33:32 PM
The National Insurance Board is pleased to advise that a number of the processes have been innovated to rapidly get Unemployment Benefit (UEB) payments to claimants, and is concluding agreements with several companies which would allow for the expedited payment of the UEB, for an initial four weeks, or longer if necessary.
Through these special payment arrangements, NIB will be paying almost 9,500 persons their UEB claims at an estimated cost of $4.5 million for the first 2 weeks of benefit once the payment agreements have been concluded, and the claims have cleared the audit process. The audit process is nearing completion so unemployment benefit payments should be dispersed early this week.
Arrangements are being made for some companies to pay the Unemployment benefit on NIB’s behalf to their eligible laid off workers in two-week segments. Many of these companies will receive a contribution payment credit based on the amount that they would have paid to eligible staff. NIB is also working with another 20 large companies to utilize this innovative payment method for UEB, which will add to the number of persons who will be paid quickly. NIB anticipates that 14,000 -15,000 claimants can be handled through these arrangements.
Remarking on this innovation, NIB’s Director, Dr. Nicola Virgill-Rolle, stated that “NIB’s current system processes between 6,000 to 7,000 unemployment claims per year, and we are anticipating a tripling of this volume within the first quarter of the year. With such an extraordinary number of claims coming all at once, Management has to deal with this unprecedented increase in an extraordinary manner if we were to pay as many people as possible in the shortest possible timeframe.”
It was noted that this innovative payment approach allows NIB to focus on those unemployment claims linked to companies which were not up to date with their contributions. NIB is working with these companies to update their C-10 postings to ensure that their former staff would have the necessary contributions on record to qualify for the unemployment benefit.
One of the eligibility requirements for the Unemployment Benefit is that the applicant should have worked 7 weeks in the last 13 weeks. Therefore, if recent C-10 forms have not been submitted, the employee may not meet this requirement. In those cases, NIB is pursuing these companies to submit the information on C-10 forms and the required B80 (Lay Off Certificate) for each employee. NIB assures customers that notwithstanding their former employers’ arrears, they can still be eligible for the unemployment benefit.
In all cases, Employees
must submit their claim applications to NIB
where they are simultaneously entered into the insurance administration system in order to be properly audited.
The Director also thanked the Staff, Management, and Executive Team of NIB for their rapid adjustment to the swift changes that had been made to the Board’s business, including the introduction of remote work and switch to mostly electronic applications.
NIB encourages other organizations to also make similar payment arrangements to enable to Board to pay persons quicker for the unemployment benefit. Companies interested in making such arrangements for the payment of UEB should send an email to:
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Response to Tribune article
4/9/2009 12:00:00 AM
Derek Osborne, Consultant Actuary at the National Insurance Board is advising the public that though the 8th Actuarial Review of the National Insurance Fund, which includes long-term projections of the Fund and recommendations aimed at enhancing the Fund’s long-term sustainability as well as its ongoing relevance, has been completed, it has not yet been tabled in Parliament as is required by law.
NIB Can’t “Write Off” Employees’ Contributions
3/13/2009 12:00:00 AM
Algernon Cargill, Director of the National Insurance Board (NIB) is responding to a Tribune article (March 12, 2009) that suggested that members of the business community are in a state of “enormous consternation” over the Board’s current and ongoing process of updating its contribution records. Though NIB has addressed this issue in the recent past, the NIB Director wishes to say once again that the Board is obligated by the National Insurance Act to ensure that all employers have paid the amount of contributions due for each employee for each month, and that contributions submitted are accurately posted or deposited to the accounts of the appropriate employees.
NIB Compliance Press Release
3/11/2009 12:00:00 AM
As was reported in the local media recently, the National Insurance Board (NIB) is increasing its review of the contribution accounts of delinquent employers and self-employed persons in order to ensure compliance with the National Insurance Act (the Act).
The National Insurance Board
3/2/2009 12:00:00 AM
As of March 2, 2009, all claims submitted for short-term benefits by employed persons (i.e., persons who have bosses) must be accompanied by an Employers Certification form (Med 4). The new Med 4 form is a single- sheet addition to the Med 1, Med 1A and Med 2 forms. It requires the employer to certify that an employee is/was/will be off from work for the period stated.
Press Response on clear policy
2/2/2009 12:00:00 AM
The National Insurance Board’s (NIB) primary objective, as mandated in the National Insurance Act, continues to be providing income-replacement for workers when they are unable to work. To deliver on this income-replacement promise to workers of The Bahamas, NIB collects contributions from self-employed persons and from employers on behalf of employees.
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