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The Insurance in Superannuation Voluntary Code of Practice

Transition Plan

We’re committed to helping our members better understand and manage the insurance they have in their super.

That’s why we’ve committed to complying with the Insurance in Superannuation Voluntary Code of Practice (Code).

The Code commenced on 1 July 2018. We’re already meeting a number of the standards identified in the Code and we’re committed to meet the remaining items by 1 January 2022.

WHAT IS THE CODE?

The Code sets standards that will provide greater understanding, clearer accountability and consistency of delivery for insurance benefits provided in superannuation across the industry.

Association of Superannuation Funds of Australia (ASFA), the Australian Institute of Superannuation Trustees (AIST) and the Financial Services Council (FSC) are the owners of the Code, supporting the implementation and oversight of the Code.

The Code, was updated in March 2020 and February 2021 to align with the changes made to super law and the compliance date was deferred to 1 January 2022.

You can find a copy of the Code here.

HOW AND WHEN WE’LL COMPLY WITH THE CODE

We have developed a Transition Plan, which outlines the details of what we’ve done and still needs to be done. We will provide updates here as we make progress.

The Code applies to members through the following superannuation products:

Superannuation fund
Superannuation products
Avanteos Superannuation Trust
  • FirstWrap Super and Pension
  • FirstWrap Plus Super and Pension
  • FirstWrap Plus Super and Pension – For Atrium SMA
  • Investment Exchange Retirement Service
  • Omniport Super and Pension Service
  • Northhaven Super Wrap
  • Beacon Superannuation and Pension Service
  • Commonwealth Private – Super and Pension Service
  • Commonwealth Private – Super and Pension Account
  • Encircle Superannuation Service
Symetry Personal Retirement Fund
  • Symetry Lifetime Super Service
  • FinHQ Wrap I Super
  • Symetry Foundation Super
  • Symetry Active Superannuation and Pension service
Ultimate Superannuation Fund
  • Ultimate Superannuation Service
Encircle Superannuation Fund
  • Encircle Super and Pension Service

 


 
 

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This information has been produced by Avanteos Investments Limited ABN 20 096 259 979, AFSL 245531 (AIL). AIL is the trustee of the Avanteos Superannuation Trust ABN 38 876 896 681 which includes FirstWrap Plus Super and Pension and is the operator of the Avanteos Wrap Account Service ABN 47 953 207 793 which includes FirstWrap Plus Investments. AIL is owned ultimately by Commonwealth Bank of Australia ABN 48 123 123 124, AFSL 234945 (CBA). CBA and its subsidiaries do not guarantee performance of AIL products or the repayment of capital by AIL.

This information has been prepared by AIL and provides general information only and does not take into account your individual objectives, financial situation or needs. You should assess whether the information is appropriate for you and consider talking with your financial adviser before making an investment decision. The Target Market Determinations (TMD) for our financial products can be found at www.cfs.com.au/tmd and include a description of who a financial product is appropriate for. A product disclosure statement (PDS) and investor directed portfolio service (IDPS) Guide is available for the products in FirstWrap Plus and can be obtained from your financial adviser. You should obtain and consider the most up-to-date PDS or IDPS Guide before deciding whether to invest or continue to invest through FirstWrap Plus Super and Pension or FirstWrap Plus Investments.

The insurance provider is AIA Australia Limited ABN 79 004 837 861 AFSL 230043 (AIA Australia, the ‘Insurer’). AIA Australia is part of the AIA Group. The insurance cover is provided under policies issued to the trustee. AIA Australia is not part of the Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA) Group of companies. CBA and its subsidiaries including AIL do not guarantee the obligations or performance of AIA Australia or the products it offers.

The Trust Company (RE Services) Limited ABN 45 003 278 831, AFSL 235150, is the responsible entity for the Colonial First State Separately Managed Account ARSN 618 390 051, available for investment through FirstWrap super and pension products and investments under FirstWrap.

The Accelerator Cash Account (‘ACA’) is issued by CBA and administered by Commonwealth Securities Limited (CommSec) ABN 60 067 254 399 AFSL 238814, under the brand CommSec Adviser Services. CommSec is a wholly owned but non-guaranteed subsidiary of CBA. For ACAs accessible via the FirstWrap platform, AIL will provide platform administration services only and whilst it may be arranging for the issue of the ACA by facilitating the process, it is not issuing, selling, guaranteeing, underwriting, or providing custody services in relation to ACAs. Clients should read the relevant ACA disclosure documents and IDPS disclosure documents available from firstwrap.com.au before making an investment decision and talk to their financial adviser.

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