Employers may make their monthly contributions through the online contributions system or by completion of a hard copy contribution advice. Once these have been submitted, payment can be made through any of the following methods;
Employer Online Contributions
Employers can now make payments through our online contributions application.
- Employers are required to complete a monthly contribution advice for all employees.
- Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) or BPAY is available.
Online Contribution Help Guide
Completing Hard Copy Contributions
Before the end of each month employers will be required to log on to our online application and complete their contribution for that month. This contribution is then used to make payments to CIP. Contact the CIP administration team on 1300 261 114 for assistance.
The contribution lists the workers that were paid for last month. The employer should add any new worker to the return and terminate any workers that are no longer employed.
When completing your online contribution ensure:
- Remove all workers who have been terminated / or resigned and have not been engaged in work at any time during the month
- Advise the termination date of these workers who have been terminated
- Add the details of any new workers (membership number, name, date of birth, category, number of weeks employed and their starting date)
- Ensure the worker category / rate is correct for all workers
Contributions are to be paid by the participating employer for eligible workers while they are in your employment, including when on annual leave, sick leave, bereavement leave, jury leave, long service leave and Work Cover.
Employers must complete and submit a contribution advice every month. Where there are no workers for the period covered, a 'NIL' return can be submitted. Contact the BERT administration team on 1300 261 114 if you require further assistance.
The board of CIP is obliged to take legal action to recover any contributions not paid by an employer. The constitution governing the operation of the fund permits the board to charge employers a penalty if payment is not made on time.
In addition, a letter will be sent to workers advising them that their employer has not paid contributions to CIP on their behalf.
CIP is an insurance product and as such premiums must be paid by the due date stated, to maintain insurance cover for employees.
Each month CIP contributions are due and payable thirty (30) days after the contribution period end date. Unfortunately if employers do not meet the payment deadline we cannot place the insurance on behalf of the employee's. In this instance, a refund is issued totalling the value of the contribution minus an administrative fee.
The fund charges a $50.00 administration fee per employee per month for contributions remitted outside the terms of the payment period.
Contribution Calculation: Number of Employees x Applicable CIP rate at the time x Number of weeks in the contribution period
For an Employer with 10 employees contributing for the August period (4 weeks) the calculation would look as follows:
- 10 employees x 39.30 4 weeks = $1,572.00 contribution
Refund Calculation: Value of Contribution - $50.00 x Number of Employees
If the payment is received outside our payment terms, the following will occur:
- $1,572.00 contribution minus the late payment
- $500 less the administration fee @ $50.00 per employee
- $1,072.00 total refund
This charge will not impact upon the majority of employers who meet their obligations and pay on time.
Correspondence will also be sent to employees affected, advising insurance was not secured for this period as contributions were remitted outside the terms of the payment period.
Please note: Construction Income Protection Limited (CIPL) is the administrator of the Accident and Illness Benefits Program and Portable Sick Leave Scheme. The insurance policy is arranged by Windsor Management Insurance Brokers and distributed by CIPL. CIPL does not manage or process claims. All claims are managed and processed by Total Claims Solutions, who has been appointed as claims manager of QBE Insurance (Australia) Limited. CIPL does not give any advice in relation to the insurance policy.