The general public is hereby notified, that the next NIS satellite office will be set up in Waterloo (Cocoa Grove), St. John on Friday 21st March, 2014 from 9:00 am to 3:30pm. We are encouraging persons, especially those in the surrounding areas to use this opportunity to ensure that you are properly registered and to verify your contributions.
Persons wishing to register or update their records should bring along their Certified Birth certificate and a Picture ID.
The National Insurance Scheme, in keeping with the promise of providing exceptional service to the general public, launched its Satellite Office in 2012. Satellite offices are set up in various villages and towns around the island for one day.
To-date through this initiative we reached over 1600 persons, sensitizing them on the benefits of paying social security contributions. The satellite office has been able to: register self-employed persons, employees and employers;update employees’ records and issue statements of the contributions made on their behalf by employers.
The public is notified, of the time and locations, when the NIS Satellite Office is coming to their community, during the NIS Awareness programme aired every Monday between 6:25 and 6:30am on: GBN Classic AM, BOSS FM, VOG FM, WEE FM, Real FM, City Sound FM and Kayak FM. The information is also posted on our website and on our facebook page.
The NIS did its part in the nationwide clean-up campaign on Saturday 1st February, 2014. Members of management and staff engaged in a grand clean-up of the Kirani James Boulevard.
A Computer and printer were donated to the St. Ann’s Infant School, Rose Hill St. Patrick. The presentation was made on January 17th, 2014. The principal and three of the students expressed their appreciation to the NIS on behalf of the school for consenting to their request. The principal stated that their current computer and printer was out of commission for some time, hence the donation was a great need.
The National Insurance (Collection of Contribution) Regulation was amended on October 29, 2010 (SRO 23 of 2010) resulting in increases in the ceiling on which National Insurance contributions are payable effective November 1, 2010, January 1, 2012 and January 1, 2014.
Effective January 1, 2014, the ceiling on which NIS contributions are payable has increased from $4,250.00 to $5,000.00 for monthly paid employees and from $990.00 to $1,160.00 for weekly paid employees.
The contribution rate remains at 9% of total insurable earnings.
It means therefore that an employee who earns $5,000.00 monthly as of January 1, 2014 will now have to contribute $200.00 and the employer $250.00, making the total National Insurance contribution payable $450.00.
We anticipate your usual co-operation as we continue to work towards improving the benefits that we pay to contributors.
Please do not hesitate to call our Public Relations or Customer Service Department should you need any assistance.
Keeping, what has now become a proud tradition the NIS staff visited 15 homes in Grenada and 1 in Carriacou to donate food hampers, and to interact with the residents during the period December 6th to 19th .
Each year, close to ten thousand dollars worth of food items and toiletries are donated to these Homes, during the Christmas Season.
Some of the visits were made to coincide with the Royal Grenada Police Force Band who also brings musical cheer to the homes annually.
Visits were made to:
the Cadrona Home, GNCD, Charles Memorial Home, Father Mallagan Home for Boys, Hillarion Home, Hills View Home, St Martin’s Home, ECHO, Richmond Home, Bel Air and Queen Elizabeth Homes for children, the Dorothy Hopkin Home, Grand Anse Home, Top Hill Home and Mt Gay Hospital.
We were delighted to bring some Christmas cheer to both the young and the aged.
In 1995, the National Insurance Board took a decision to assist successful students from Common Entrance exams financially as they began their secondary school journey.
The programme initially assisted seven (7) students but quickly grew to thirty-one (31) students. To date $1.4m has been spent on the NIS Scholarship programme. For the school year ended 2013, a total of $56,850.00 was spent.
Saturday 24th August, 2013 marked the 18th year that the National Insurance Scheme held its’ annual retreat under the theme “Striving towards success with diligence and focus”. Seven (7) new students were added to the programme which brought the total number of students benefitting to thirty-eight (38). Students are assisted with meeting the cost of uniforms, transportation and are provided with an allowance on a monthly basis to cover daily needs as well as CXC examinations fees at the required time.
The National Insurance Scheme was one of the sponsors of this year’s Techno Math Quiz for primary schools. The NIS has co-sponsored this event for the last 3 years. Prizes in the form of backpacks containing calculators, geometry sets and other school supplies were given to the 24 students participating in the finals. Additionally the NIS also met the cost of transportation and other expenses. The quiz was held at the Hermitage Government School. Westmorland Junior School emerged this year’s winner.
Two computers were donated by the NIS to the Corinth Government School in Corinth St David's. The principal accepted the donation on behalf of the school and expressed their appreciation for this much needed and timely donation.