Salarylink is a defined benefit superannuation account designed to help give you some certainty around your retirement income. When Statewide Super merged with Hostplus in 2022, all Statewide Super Salarylink members transitioned to Hostplus Salarylink. This account type is not open to new members.
Salarylink is a defined benefit super account. This means that the benefit you get paid when you retire is generally calculated (defined) by a formula. This can help provide some certainty about your retirement income. If you’re still working, you can contribute to Salarylink until you reach the age of 65, at which point we calculate your Salarylink benefit and transfer it to your Hostplus accumulation balance.
Your Salarylink benefit is financed from both your personal and employer contributions. All Salarylink contributions are pooled together, invested in the Salarylink investments, and used to pay members’ Salarylink benefits. This means you can’t choose an investment option for your Salarylink contributions.
If you're making contributions to Salarylink, the minimum is 1% and the maximum is 10% of your super salary via payroll. For details about your employer’s contributions, see the Salarylink and Employer Superannuation Guarantee (SG) Contributions Fact Sheet.
For more details about Salarylink, see the Statewide Super Legacy Product Guide. To view your current Salarylink benefit estimate and other information, log in to your Member Online account.
In an accumulation account – also known as defined contribution – your money grows over time. The benefit you get paid when you retire is based on the contributions you and your employer pay into your super, and on any returns generated by your investment (minus any fees and costs).
Unlike Salarylink, you get to select how your accumulation balance is invested. It means you can choose the right investment option for your needs – like our award-winning default Balanced (MySuper) option, or a specific asset class, like our Cash option.
For more information on how your accumulation balance works, see the Hostplus Product Disclosure Statement (PDS). Awards and ratings are only one factor to be taken into account when choosing a super fund.
You’ll see the balance of both accounts when you log in to Member Online. You can contribute to either of these or to both.
To view your combined Salarylink and Hostplus accumulation benefit entitlements, click on ‘View my total benefit estimate including Salarylink amounts’ and then select ‘Benefit estimate’ from the drop-down menu.
The right insurance means you’re not alone when you need help the most. It’s why the following insurance cover is included as part of Salarylink (if you’re making personal contributions):
Looking to tailor your cover further? Eligible members can access additional cover through Hostplus insurance.
Salarylink is designed to help give you some security in your retirement. Sometimes, though, things don’t go to plan. In the following situations, your Salarylink calculation might be affected:
Your Salarylink membership will cease in any of the following circumstances:
If your Salarylink membership ceases, your benefits will be transferred to your accumulation balance, or to a deferred account (if applicable).
You might be able to continue your Salarylink membership if you move to another Salarylink-participating employer within four weeks of leaving your previous employer. Importantly, you must apply within two months of leaving your previous employer.
You can find important information in the ‘Salarylink Member Guide’ section of the Statewide Super Legacy Product Guide. It includes details on benefit calculations, fees, insurance, and what happens if your employment situation changes – plus more.