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Your superannuation benefit is based on the balance in your super account (after accounting for tax and expenses) and in the event of your death, this is the dollar amount that will be paid to your beneficiaries or legal personal representative.
Generally, you cannot withdraw your super until you retire from the workforce on/or after reaching your preservation age (the minimum age set by law when you can access your super). The current preservation age is between 55 and 60, depending on your date of birth. However, there are limited circumstances where you can access your super early.
A benefit payment will comprise contributions and rollovers, plus net earnings applied, less tax, fees and insurance premiums. In the event of your death, total and permanent disability, or if you have been diagnosed with a terminal illness, an insured amount may also be payable.
For more information on accessing your super please refer to our Member Guide.
For more information or queries on your account call Hostplus on 1300 467 875, 8am - 8pm (AEST) Monday to Friday.
Contributions can be regular or one-off payments which are deposited into your superannuation account. They include employer concessional contributions (such as Superannuation Guarantee or salary sacrifice contributions), personal (non-concessional) contributions that you may choose to make, government co-contributions and rollovers (money transferred from another superannuation fund to Hostplus ).
There are various tax levels that apply at different times on payments into your account (contributions).
For more information on contributions tax, including contribution caps, please refer to out Member Guide available by clicking here.
No. You can keep benefits in the fund until your death at which point benefits will be paid to your dependants or legal representative.
If your account balance is less than $2400 (subject to change) and we have not received contributions for you for more than five years, we may transfer your account balance to our eligible rollover fund (ERF).
Our nominated ERF is Australia’s Unclaimed Super Fund (AUSfund).
Eligible Rollover Funds like AUSfund differ from regular super funds. Being transferred to AUSfund may affect your benefits because of the following circumstances:
AUSfund conducts cross-fund matching initiatives, using your information to search for an active account in your name with another superannuation fund.If AUSfund finds an active super account in your name, it will transfer your AUSfund benefits to the other fund. AUSfund also attempts to locate missing contributions paid to the ATO on your behalf or super benefits that may have been transferred to another ERF due to inactivity.
For more information please refer to our Member Guide or the AUSfund website at https://unclaimedsuper.com.au/
Hostplus wants to keep in touch with you and makes every effort to do so. However, in certain circumstances unclaimed money must be paid to the ATO every six month.
For more information on lost member and unclaimed money, please refer to our Member Guide available by clicking here.
If you think you may fall within any of the categories set out in our Member Guide, you may want to check with the ATO to see if you are registered as a lost or unclaimed member.
If you have an inactive accounts in any other funds or eligible rollover fund (ERF), you can consolidate them into your Hostplus account.
As a service to our members, we conduct database searches in conjunction with AUSfund to locate account balances that may have been transferred to AUSfund due to inactivity. We also regularly conduct searches for lost super for our members. With your consent where we may send personal information such as your full name, date of birth, address, and tax file number (if held) to the ATO.
Australian Administration Services Pty Limited (AAS) ABN 62 003 429 114 has been contracted by Host-Plus Pty. Limited (the fund) for the provision of member and employer, including insurance administration services. AAS manages the database where your personal information is stored. AAS is a company within the LINK Group of companies.
Tax File Numbers (TFN) are unique numbers issued by the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) to identify individuals, corporations and others who lodge income tax returns with the ATO.
You can contact the ATO on 13 28 61 or check your last PAYG (Group) certificate that your employer gave to you.
You can contact the ATO on 13 28 61 or check your last PAYG (Group) Certificate that your employer gave to you.
We’re proud to have been recognised by a number of leading research agencies.
SuperRatings awards and ratings methodology have been designed to assess a super fund’s value for money. The “best value for money” funds receive the platinum rating.
Hostplus is proud to have received SuperRatings 10 Year Platinum Performance 2005-2015 award for our Public Offer Superannuation and Personal Superannuation Plan
Money magazine’s annual ‘Best of the Best’ awards select (with the assistance of their various research partners) the best financial products, services and investments from thousands of products, from hundreds of different institutions across Australia.
We’re the proud winner of Money magazine’s Best of the Best award for Lowest-Cost Balanced Super Fund (for the Indexed Balanced Option) for five years running, 2013 to 2017. We were also delighted to be awarded the Super Fund of the Year as well as Retirement Product of the Year at the 2014 SelectingSuper Awards. Hostplus was again awarded Super Fund of the Year in 2015.
Rainmaker SelectingSuper Investment Leadership Award
In 2016 Rainmaker awarded Hostplus the Investment Leadership Award which recognises quality in leadership provided by a superannuation fund within their investment function. The award also recognises distinct investment approaches, quality performance, strong communication and market insight.
Visit selectingsuper.com.au for more about this award.
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For more information on the meaning of these ratings and the rating scales used please refer superratings.com.au/ratings/index, and moneymag.com.au/2014-money-awards-best-best-categories-winners/
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