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Changes to default super arrangements when you move jobs

The Your Future, Your Super Bill 2021 recently passed Parliament and introduces changes that could affect what happens to your super when you move jobs.

From 1 November 2021, when you change jobs, if you don’t choose a fund to receive your employer super contributions by completing a Choice Form, your employer super contributions will be paid to your existing super account, if you have one. If you don’t have an existing super account and you don’t make a choice, your employer will set up an account in their default fund. This change aims to help prevent the creation of unintended multiple superannuation accounts when you move jobs.

If you hold multiple super accounts but don’t specify to which account you want your employer super contributions paid, the ATO will instruct your employer which account to use.

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For more information on these changes, please refer to the relevant PDS, speak to your financial adviser or call us on 13 13 36, Monday to Friday, 8am to 7pm, Sydney time.

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