November UniSuper events

Published: Monday 2nd November 2015

Want to maximise your superannuation savings? Take a look at the listings below for upcoming UniSuper events for ACU staff.

Please contact Administrative Officer (HR Support & Services) Lyna Marasigan on ext 4343 if you have any questions or require further information.

Seminars (North Sydney Campus)

Transition to Retirement

The ‘transition to retirement’ (TTR) option is a government initiative which recognizes that members may want to decrease their working hours over time towards the end of their career.  It allows members to access their super benefits as an income stream prior to retirement.  Some members use it as an opportunity to boost their super benefits overall or just ease into retirement.  This session is suitable for members who are approaching, or are over age 55 and would like an overview of:

  • The potential benefits of a TTR strategy
  • Converting super to an income stream
  • Taxation implications
  • Incorporating salary sacrifice to boost super benefits; and
  • Aspects to consider when determining if this strategy is appropriate for you.
Seminar details

Time: 12 to 1pm
Date: Wednesday 11  November 2015
Location: 16A, Level 16, TWH, 8-20 Napier Street, North Sydney
Registration: Please register via the UniSuper website.
A copy of the seminar material will be provided after the sessions.


Webinars

Managing your Contributions

The rules around contributing to super can be complex and confusing.  This seminar aims to take away the confusion and explain the different types of contributions to super.  It is suitable for all members and will cover:

  • The types of contributions available and how they are taxed
  • The contribution caps that apply
  • Incentives to contribute to super such as the spouse rebate
  • Ways to manage your contributions
  • Special rules for some Defined Benefit Division members

Webinar details

Time: 1pmDate: Thursday 12 November 2015Registration: Please register at the UniSuper website.

Transition to Retirement

The ‘transition to retirement’ (TTR) option is a government initiative which recognizes that members may want to decrease their working hours over time towards the end of their career.  It allows members to access their super benefits as an income stream prior to retirement.  Some members use it as an opportunity to boost their super benefits overall or just ease into retirement.  This session is suitable for members who are approaching, or are over age 55 and would like an overview of:

  • The potential benefits of a TTR strategy
  • Converting super to an income stream
  • Taxation implications
  • Incorporating salary sacrifice to boost super benefits; and
  • Aspects to consider when determining if this strategy is appropriate for you.

Webinar details

Time: 1pm
Date: Tuesday 17 November 2015
Registration: Please register at the UniSuper website.
Income Options in Retirement

Deciding what to do when it’s time to use your super for retirement can be daunting.  This seminar aims to explain the common options available to generate income and fund your retirement goals.  Topics discussed include:

  • Challenges in retirement
  • Pension options including annuities and account-based pensions
  • Risks and benefits of different income options
  • The effect of income options on the Age Pension
Webinar details
Time: 1pm
Date: Wednesday 18 November 2015
Registration: Please register at the UniSuper website.
Unisuper 101 – An Introduction

UniSuper offers flexible products for new and existing members to choose from.  This seminar seeks to introduce (primarily) new employees to the basic fund offering, including details of the defined benefit option versus accumulation alternative.  Issues covered by this seminar include:

  • Membership categories
  • Insurance options
  • Contributions overview
  • Investment options
  • Benefits of UniSuper
Webinar details
Time: 1pm
Date: Wednesday 25 November 2015
Registration: Please register at the UniSuper website.
Generation Y – Super Smart

For Generation Y, now is the time to visualise what type of retirement you seek, and level of funding required to support this outcome.  This seminar takes younger members through the first key steps in developing a solid superannuation savings base from which to steadily grow their retirement nest egg.  Covered in the presentation includes information on:

  • Budgeting
  • Managing debt
  • The benefits of investing in superannuation
  • Investment choice considerations
  • Superannuation contributions and incentives

Webinar details

Time: 1pm
Date: Thursday 26 November 2015
Registration: Please register at the UniSuper website.

Do you have questions about UniSuper options?

UniSuper Consultant Andrew Syarief is available to assist ACU staff from all campus with free general advice on understanding their superannuation options.

Consultations are available through virtual meetings via a GoToMeeting webinar link. This option is available to staff in all location and will enable personalised videoconferencing. Face-to-face meetings are also available at the North Sydney Campus each Friday. These meetings are held in Room 14B, Level 14, Tenison Woods House, 8-20 Napier Street, North Sydney.

To make an appointment to see Andrew, call 0427 303 578 or email andrew.syarief@unisuper.com.au.


Personal financial advice

UniSuper has qualified financial advisers available for personal appointments to discuss retirement planning and investment strategies, debt management and more. Your first appointment with UniSuper Advice is complimentary. If you choose to proceed, a fixed quote will be provided at the end of the meeting.

UniSuper Advice Financial Advisor Craig Naylor will be available at the North Sydney Campus for face-to-face appointments for personal financial advice on Wednesday 11 November 2015 in Room 14B, Level 14, TWH, 8-20 Napier Street, North Sydney.
To make an appointment with Craig, please call the UniSuper Financial Advice Centre on 1300 331 685 or email advice@unisuper.com.au.

Return