Employer tools

Advantages for employers

NGS is an Industry SuperFund for education and other community-focused organisations, offering easy and intuitive online administration, dedicated product specialists to help you set up your payment facilities and ongoing communication to keep you in the loop when it comes to super and your obligations as an employer.

Easy Admin - Making Contributions

For easy admin, two things need to happen – payments are made and they are allocated to the right member accounts. At NGS Super you can do this in a range of different ways.

CONTRIBUTION DATA FORMATS
NGS Online NGS OnlinePlus
(Mercer Spectrum)
What is it? A web-based options for NGS only that allows you to electronically remit super contributions and update
new members' details online one at a time
A web-based option that allows you to make contribution payments to multiple funds and
advise new and terminating members in one
transaction
Payment Methods BPay or EFT only Client-initiated direct debit only
Who it suits Smaller participating employers with less than
25 members
Participating employers with 25 members or more. Participating employers who want to use a clearing house facility

You can maintain member information, your contact details and get the contribution history.

Payment Options

NGS ONLINE - BPAY OR EFT

Submit your online contribution data directly to NGS Super using our secure website and making corresponding payment using BPay or EFT.

NGS ONLINEPLUS - CLIENT INITIATED DIRECT DEBIT

Upload a data file over the internet and make corresponding payments using a client-initiated direct debit. We will only direct debit from your nominated bank account when you submit your contributions and only for the amount indicated. A key advantage of this method is that if payment is submitted by 3pm the money is allocated to NGS Super member accounts the next day.

How to do it

FOR NGS ONLINE - ONCE REGISTERED
  • go to our Login page, and then select 'NGS Online'
  • log on to your employer account with your PIN
  • the details for your employees will be pre-loaded. If making payments for more than one employer, choose the relevant employer from the drop down list and update the contribution amounts
  • when necessary contribution details have been uploaded for processing, select "submit"
  • a unique BPay reference number will be generated and emailed to you. Use this Biller Code and reference number to make the BPay payment from your chosen bank account
FOR NGSONLINEPLUS - TO SET UP PLEASE CONTACT THE NGS ONLINEPLUS HELPLINE ON   1300 721 408
  • an NGS OnlinePlus expert will work with your payroll staff to produce a data file from your payroll system that contains all the necessary information
  • after the initial set-up, you'll be able to run the report from your payroll system as needed to make your contribution payments and upload it directly to NGS OnlinePlus
  • need to update information? Change of details

Medicare Clearing House for Small Business

WHAT IS IT?

The Australian Government is offering a free online clearing house service to small businesses with fewer than 20 employees or less than $2 million in annual turnover. The Small Business Superannuation Clearing House (the Clearing House) is designed to reduce the red tape and compliance costs for small business when meeting their superannuation guarantee obligations. As part of these obligations, businesses may need to make superannuation contributions into numerous different superannuation funds. This process can be timeconsuming and result in increased admin costs.

HOW IT WORKS

The Clearing House is administered by Medicare Australia and lets small businesses pay superannuation contributions to a single location.

Employers can register their employees' superannuation fund details and superannuation contributions with the Clearing House for processing. The Clearing House will then distribute the super contributions to relevant funds.

NGS Super is registered with Medicare to receive any contributions from employers sent through the Clearing House.

HOW TO DO IT
  • visit the ATO website or call 1300 660 048 for further information and to register to use the Clearing House
  • email small business superannuation clearing house
  • existing NGS Super employers with fewer than 20 employees can use the Clearing House as an alternative to their current method of contribution
  • NGS Super provides two easy-to-use online payment options, including a clearing house.

Changing my Details

KEEP US INFORMED

If there are changes to your contact address, telephone number or the superannuation contact person, please let us know.

MAKING EMPLOYEE CHANGES

You can include this information with your contribution return if it’s easier, or by any of the ways listed below. These changes include new employees, termination of current employees and new home addresses.

HOW TO CONTACT US WITH CHANGES

Contact us online
Mail: NGS Administration, GPO Box 4303 Melbourne VIC 3001
Call: 1300 133 177 Fax: (03) 8640 0813

Corporate Super Plans

IS IT WORTH RUNNING YOUR OWN SUPER FUND?

These days, running your own corporate super fund is getting harder and harder. You have to be an expert to navigate the rules and industry legislation. There are ever-extending regulations to cover, reporting requirements and investment decisions.

If you weigh up all these issues, plus the cost and effort involved in managing the paperwork for the fund, it begs the question: is it worth it?

Research shows that the number of corporate funds in Australia has shrunk considerably over the past 10 years, down by thousands.

In fact, in the education and finance sectors, there are now very few employers running their own fund. Most have moved to outsource super to a professional fund like NGS Super. It makes financial sense for everyone – administrative staff and members.

NGS SUPER HAVE THE EXPERIENCE TO HELP YOU MAKE THE CHANGES

Talk to us about your situation. At NGS Super, we have experienced team members who have helped employers make the changeover from running a fund as smoothly and efficiently as possible. We can help you cope with the transition for defined benefit funds as well as accumulation funds.

What's more, here at NGS Super we have broadened our horizons. Everyone is welcome to join.

To find out more contact your local NGS Super representative. To learn more about each of our Customer Relationship Managers, click here.

Employer Contribution (SG) Obligations

WHAT IS IT?

Through the super guarantee (SG) legislation, you must contribute 9.5% superannuation for eligible employees from their salary. Employees can also choose to salary sacrifice to a higher level.

HOW IT WORKS

Further information about making contributions is in our employer guide.

The 9.5% applies to all employees who earn more than $450 per month, except:

  • employees under 18 who work less than 30 hours per week.
QUARTERLY DUE DATES FOR SUPERANNUATION GUARANTEE
Quarter Cut-off dates
for employer contributions
1 July - 30 September 28 October
1 October - 31 December 28 January
1 January - 31 March 28 April
1 April - 30 June 28 July
HOW TO DO IT

See the Easy Admin tab for more information, and convenient payment methods.

CLEARING HOUSE FACILITY

Have a look at our fact sheet NGS OnlinePlus to assist with contributions to more than one fund.

Employer Guide

The NGS Super Employer Guide introduces new employers to NGS Super and helps current employers understand their superannuation obligations. It also provides a summary of the features of NGS Super and sets out the administration processes that employers should follow for tasks such as:

  • new member applications
  • employees/members leaving the organisation
  • contribution remittances
  • other day-to-day tasks in relation to employees’ superannuation benefits.

Intranet tiles for your workplace

Are staff coming to you with super questions? We can help!

Do you often get questions from your employees about super? We can save you time in answering these questions by pointing your employees to NGS Super for the answer.

Add a NGS Super tile to your intranet and have a wealth of information available to your staff at the click of a button!

An NGS tile acts as a visual placeholder on your intranet page and is linked to NGS Super. Clicking on the image will enable your employees to quickly and easily access either our website.

 

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