Tip of the Week

Published: Wednesday 22nd July 2015

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

Please contact Senior Administrative Officer (Remuneration and Benefits) Lyna Marasigan on ext 4343 if you have any questions or require further information.

Seminars (Strathfield Campus)

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

Seminar details
Time: 12 to 1pm
Date: Wednesday 12 August 2015
Location: Room C1.08, Level 1, Clancy Bldg., 25A Barker Road, Strathfield.
Registration: Please register via the UniSuper website.

A copy of the seminar material will be provided after the sessions.


Women and Super Bridging the Gap

Research shows that women face unique challenges when it comes to retirement savings.  They tend to have less super than men for many different reasons, including career breaks and time out of the workforce to raise families, making it more difficult to build a reasonable amount of super. This session is suitable for women of all ages who would like to develop a better understanding of financial matters and be more active in managing their retirement savings. 

The seminar will cover issues such as: 

  • Understanding the retirement gap and the factors that contribute to it
  • Easy and free steps to close the gap
  • Ways to boost your super, including taking advantage of government incentives
  • Examples of how we’ve helped members close the gap

Webinar details
Time: 1pm
Date: Tuesday 4 August 2015
Registration: Please register at the UniSuper website.

Retirement Planning  & Centrelink

This presentation combines the Retirement Planning seminar with additional information on Centrelink.  Don’t miss this opportunity to hear about key retirement planning and Centrelink issues including:

  • Accessing superannuation benefits
  • Retirement income streams
  • Estate planning considerations
  • Centrelink in detail
  • Treatment of superannuation pension and lump sums against the Age Pension

Webinar details
Time: 1pm
Date: Wednesday 19 August 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 Strathfield Campus for face-to-face appointments for personal financial advice on Wednesday 12 August 2015 in Room C2.31, 2nd Floor, Clancy Building.

To make an appointment with Craig, please call the UniSuper Financial Advice Centre on 1300 331 685 or email advice@unisuper.com.au.