During your first year with UniSuper, there are a few simple things you can do that may help you set yourself up for a comfortable future.
It's never too early to start thinking about your retirement – in fact, the earlier the better.
Year 1 checklist
I know what product I have
You could have a defined benefit or accumulation-style product.
Don't worry if you're not sure. You can refer to your welcome kit, log in to your account, or contact us to find out.
If you join UniSuper as a DBD member, you will have 2 years (from when you join) to decide if you want to stay in the DBD or transfer to Accumulation 2.
I've thought about consolidating the super I have in other funds
If you've had more than one job throughout your working life, there's a chance you’ve got more than one super account. Combining your super can help you reduce your fees and charges, and save time with just one account to manage.*
It’s easy to find all your super and bring it together in one account. You might even have some lost super out there, just waiting for you to claim it.
I know about the type of insurance cover included in my super, and what my options are
You could have access to insurance cover through your super account. Depending on your eligibility, you may be able to boost your cover.
You should review the insurance cover you have through your super fund to make sure that you have enough cover to meet your changing needs. You also need to make sure you maintain a sufficient account balance to cover insurance premiums.
I've nominated my beneficiaries
I am a Defined Benefit Division member and I've decided I want to switch to Accumulation 2
Defined Benefit Division members have the choice of transfering to Accumulation 2 within their first 2 years of membership.
Before you make this decision, you should familiarise yourself with each membership type.
I've registered for my online account
Create your online account to:
- update your personal details
- check your account balance
- monitor your investment portfolio
- check your insurance cover and nominate beneficiaries.
I've received my welcome kit
You should receive your welcome kit within your first 3 months of joining. It contains all you need to get started with UniSuper.
If you haven’t received a welcome kit or have any questions, please contact us.
I've searched for any lost super I might have
Did you know there's billions in lost super waiting to be claimed? Could some of it be yours?
If you’ve changed jobs, moved house or even changed your name, you may have lost track of your old super. It only takes a matter of minutes to find and combine your super online.
I've checked that my super is invested in a way I am comfortable with
If you have an accumulation super account, or an accumulation component in the DBD, you can tailor how your super’s invested by choosing from our range of investment options.