How can I make images transparent in my documents?

I've got InDesign CS5.5 and like to save my banners, etc. that I create as a jpeg but when I try to use them on something else it has a white background.  How can I make sure the backgrounds are transparent?

I didn't know that about the png in CS6.  Thanks for letting me know.
Unfortunately, I don't have Photoshop.  I just recently purchased Photoshop Elements.  I haven't really done much on it as I have other projects I need to work on. Do you know if I would be able to convert in that program?
Wish I could afford a newer version of InDesign but I can't.

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