A few simple moves today could make a diﬀerence to your retirement – even if that feels a long way oﬀ. After all, your super could be your largest financial asset when you retire.
Here are our top tips for setting yourself up for success.
Register for online access
Online access to your account is a better way to manage your super. You can manage your insurances, select your investment options, update your contact details and check your balance 24/7 in one secure place.
Update your contact details
It’s important that all the contact details for your account are correct and up-to-date. Once you have online access, make sure you let us know when things change, such as changing jobs, moving house or changing your email address.
Think about combining your super
Combining super often helps to save on fees, and you won’t have to worry about keeping track of different accounts. Work out whether you should combine your super4.
See how your super is invested
What you need from your super changes over time, in line with your age and stage of life, so our MySuper Lifecycle investment approach aims to boost the growth of your super when you’re young and manage risk more conservatively as you move towards retirement.
Get your insurance sorted
You may have received basic death and TDP cover when you joined through your employer. If you’re eligible you can apply for up to three extra units of start-up bonus cover, doubling your level of protection. You can also apply for income protection insurance.
Nominate your beneficiaries
Did you know that your super account doesn’t form part of your will? So, it’s important to let us know where your super should go. Nominating a binding beneficiary can give you that extra peace of mind that we’ll pay your benefit exactly as you have requested.
Grow your super
There are tax benefits that could be available by making either before and after tax contributions to your super. Low income earners might also be eligible to apply for a co-contribution paid by the government. See why it could make a lot of sense to top your super up today.
Enjoy our member benefits
At Aware Super we offer so much more than competitive fees1 and strong long-term returns2. See some of the additional benefits you can enjoy as a member of an award-winning fund3.
We're here to help
Everyone’s situation is different and the information we've provided doesn't take into account your personal circumstances. If you would like more information about your Aware Super account or to speak with a financial planner about your personal situation or call 13AWARE.
1. Chant West Super Fund Fee Survey 30 September 2021, High Growth [81-100% in growth assets] investment option index and $50,000 account balance. Total fee includes combined administration, investment fees and costs. Aware Super MySuper – High Growth option total fee is 1.07% p.a compared to 1.38% p.a. (overall average - approximately 89 funds) and 1.51% p.a. (Retail fund average - approximately 15 funds). Fees and comparisons may differ for other investment options and account balances.
2. SuperRatings Fund Crediting Rate Survey 30 September 2021 (Default Options Index - approximately 220 options). Aware Super Accumulation High Growth option delivered an average yearly return over 10 years to 30 September 2021 of 11.67% p.a. compared to the index median of 9.13% p.a. for the same period. Returns are net of investment fees, tax and implicit asset-based administration fees. Investment returns are not guaranteed. Past performance is not an indicator of future performance.
3. We have won Super Review's Super Fund of the Year awards for Best Public Sector Fund, 2014, 2016, 2019 and 2020.
4. Consider any exit charges or other costs that your other fund(s) may charge, including any tax implications arising from the rollover. You may lose benefits such as insurance in the other fund or there may be other implications such as capital gains tax if you request a transfer. We recommend you contact the other fund for any information about your benefit entitlements including any fees or charges that apply to the transfer.
Personal advice requires the provider to act in the client’s best interests and take into account the client’s circumstances. These rules do not apply to general advice. This communication contains general advice only and no personal advice. We have not taken into consideration any of your objectives, financial situation or needs or any information we hold about you when providing this general advice. Further this communication does not contain, and should not be read as containing, any recommendations to you in relation to your product. Before taking any action, you should consider whether the general advice contained in this communication is appropriate to you having regard to your circumstances and needs and seek appropriate professional advice if you think you need it. Contact us to make an appointment to see one of our representatives. You should also read our Product Disclosure Statement (PDS) and Target Market Determination (TMD) before making a decision about Aware Super. These documents are available on our website at aware.com.au/pds or call us and we’ll send you a copy. Issued by Aware Super Pty Ltd ABN 11 118 202 672, AFSL 293340, the trustee of Aware Super ABN 53 226 460 365. Financial planning services are provided by our wholly owned financial planning business Aware Financial Services Australia Limited, ABN 86 003 742 756, AFSL No. 238430. You should read their Financial Services Guide before making a decision. View the and for this website.
Where to next?
Take your super to your new job
Moving to a new job doesn’t mean you have to change your super fund
It’s easy to stay with Aware Super when you change jobs. There are four options. Choose the one that suits you.
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