1 Fact sheet and form Life Events/Salary Increase cover What this fact sheet covers This fact sheet provides information about Life Events insurance cover and Salary Increase cover available through our Insurer TAL Life Limited. You can apply for this cover without the need for full underwriting using the Life Events insurance cover and Salary Increase cover application form at the back of this fact sheet. Who is this fact sheet for? UniSuper members who already have Death and Total & Permanent Disablement (TPD) or Death-only or TPD-only insurance cover through their UniSuper membership, and who: have recently or will shortly experience an eligible life event (as described below), and wish to top up their existing insurance cover to coincide with this event, or Members who want to increase their Income Protection cover in line with a salary increase. Salary Increase cover You can apply for a one unit increase to your Income Protection (IP) cover if you receive a salary increase. Life Events cover Life Events insurance cover provides you with the option of topping up the level of your existing Death and Total & Permanent Disablement (TPD) or Death-only or TPD-only cover to coincide with some of life s bigger milestones. When can you apply for cover? In order to increase your existing cover you must: be less than 55 years of age on the date the application is received not be subject to special conditions such as premium loadings, restrictions or exclusions other than, a preexisting condition (PEC), and not have previously been declined cover under UniSuper s policies with the Insurer. Salary increase cover Accumulation 1, Accumulation 2 and Spouse Account members who hold Income Protection cover can apply to increase their cover without underwriting within 90 days of a Salary Increase occuring provided they: are in active employment on the date the application for salary increase cover is received, and A have IP cover at the time of applying for Salary Increase cover. Life Events cover Defined Benefit Division (DBD), Accumulation 1, Accumulation 2 and Spouse Account members who hold Death and TPD, Death-only or TPD-only cover through their UniSuper account can apply to increase this cover without underwriting within 90 days of the following Life Events: Purchasing a home as a permanent residence and taking out a mortgage on that residence Getting married Giving birth or adopting a child Commencing a de facto relationship Getting divorced or terminating a de facto relationship Having a dependent child starting tertiary education The death of a spouse, including a de facto spouse. Life Events cover cannot be provided if the application form is received after the insured member s death or if the member has a terminal illness and has TPD cover. Who provides Life Events and Salary Increase cover? This cover is provided to UniSuper members by TAL Life Limited ABN , AFSL No unisuper.com.au
2 How does it work? If your application for Life Events cover or Salary Increase cover is successful, the additional cover will be added to your existing insurance cover. The new level of cover will take effect from the date your application is accepted. If you make a claim within the first six months of holding Life Events cover or Salary Increase cover, you will only receive a benefit for the increased amount if the claim is as a result of an accident (which means accidental injury causing death or TPD through a visible, violent, external event to the body). How much cover can I get? Life events cover If your application for Life Events cover is accepted (up to the maximum cover limit) and you hold fixed cover, your Life Events cover will increase by the lesser of: 25% of your current amount of fixed cover, or an additional $200,000 of fixed cover. If you have unitised cover, your cover will increase by one unit of Death-only, one unit of Death and TPD or one unit of TPD-only cover. To find out if you have unitised or fixed cover, call us on Salary increase cover If your Salary Increase cover is accepted you will receive one additional unit of Income Protection (IP) cover, outside of any six-monthly Income Protection cover automatic update (Accumulation 2 members only). To find out more about the Income Protection automatic update please refer to the Insurance in your super booklet, available on our website. The maximum cover is 69 units. Can I apply more than once? You can increase your Life Events cover (if eligible) no more than once for each instance of a Life Event. For example, you can apply for Life Events cover when your first child starts tertiary education and apply once more when your second child starts tertiary education. You may increase your Life Events cover only once in any 12-month period. How do I apply? To be eligible for an increase to your existing cover, the Insurer must receive your application form within 90 days of either the Life Event or Salary Increase occurring. You ll need to complete the Life Events/Salary Increase cover application form that s included at the back of this fact sheet. Completed forms should be returned to UniSuper using the details shown on the form, along with any evidence required (see below). Will I need evidence? If you wish to apply for Life Events cover or Salary Increase cover, you will need to supply evidence as outlined in the tables below. Life Event Commencement of a de facto relationship Divorce or termination of a de facto relationship Death of a spouse, including a de facto Dependent child starting tertiary education Purchase of a home as a permanent residence or taking out a mortgage on that residence Marriage Birth or adoption of a child Evidence Required Statutory declaration One of the following: - for legal marriages, divorce orders - for de facto, Statutory declaration Death Certificate Enrolment details or acceptance letter from the tertiary institution Certified copy of your mortgage documents Marriage certificate Birth certificate or certified adoption papers 90 day time limit starts from: the commencement of the relationship - the date of divorce - the effective date of the termination of the relationship the death of the person starting at the tertiary institution the date of settlement the day you get married the birth or adoption You may increase your Income Protection cover (if eligible) using the Salary Increase option no more than once in any 12-month period. For information about the IP automatic cover update please refer to the Insurance in your super booklet. unisuper.com.au
3 SALARY INCREASE Salary Increase Evidence Required One of the following: A payslip or a letter from your employer confirming the date of your Salary Increase. 90 day time limit starts from: when you are notified of the increase of salary occurring Certification of documents To obtain a certified copy of one of the documents listed above, take the original document and a photocopy to a person who is authorised to certify such documents. Refer to the Your Guide to proof of identity fact sheet for details. The person providing the certification must sight the original document and the photocopy, make sure both documents are identical, then ensure that all photocopied pages of the original documents (including any linking documents) are certified as true copies by writing or stamping on the photocopied documents: certified true copy (or similar words), followed by their signature, printed name, qualification (e.g. Police Officer), and date. What s best for me? UniSuper members have exclusive access to comprehensive financial advice through UniSuper Advice. So if you d like some advice about your insurance cover and some help in determining which type of cover best suits your needs, contact UniSuper Advice on ADVICE This information is of a general nature only and includes general advice. It has been prepared without taking into account your individual objectives, financial situation or needs. Before making any decision in relation to your UniSuper membership, you should consider your personal circumstances, the relevant product disclosure statement for your membership category and whether to consult a licensed financial adviser. This information is current as at January 2015 and is based on our understanding of legislation at that date. Information is subject to change. To the extent that this fact sheet contains information which is inconsistent with the UniSuper Trust Deed and Regulations (together the Trust Deed), the Trust Deed will prevail. Issued by: UniSuper Management Pty Ltd ABN , AFSL No on behalf of UniSuper Limited the trustee of UniSuper, Level 35, 385 Bourke Street, Melbourne Vic Fund: UniSuper, ABN Trustee: UniSuper Limited, ABN Date: October 2015 UNIS00F unisuper.com.au
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5 Fact sheet Your guide to proof of identity To prove you are the person to whom the superannuation entitlements belong, you are required by law to provide certified copies of proof of identity documents in certain circumstances. For example: when withdrawing your benefit, receiving a death benefit, starting a pension and in some circumstances transferring your super to another fund. If you have provided UniSuper with your correct Tax File Number (TFN) we may be able to process rollover and transfer requests to another super fund without additional proof of identity. If your TFN cannot be validated, or you wish to transfer to a self managed super fund or have a member benefit paid, you will need to provide us with certified copies of proof of identity documents. Step 1: Acceptable documents UniSuper will accept either one document from List A or two documents from List B. List A A certified copy of a: A Current drivers licence A A Current passport issued by the Commonwealth that has not expired within the past two years List b A certified copy of a: Birth certificate or birth extract issued by a State or Territory of Australia A Australian citizenship certificate A A A pension card issued by Centrelink that entitles the person to financial benefits. And: Notice of Assessment from the Australian Taxation Office (less than 12 months old) containing your name and residential address Letter from Centrelink regarding a government assistance payment Rates notice from local council (less than 12 months old) containing your name and residential address Electricity, gas or water bill within the past three months that contains your name and residential address. Step 2: How to certify documents What is a certified copy? A certified copy is a copy of an original identification document, which has been certified and signed by a person who is authorised to certify that it is a true and correct copy of the original. How do I obtain a certified copy of a document? You will need to take your original document(s) and a clear photocopy of both sides of the original document to a person who is authorised to certify proof of identity documents (see Step 3). How is a document certified? The authorised person will need to: 1. Sight the original document and the copy to ensure that both documents are identical, 2. Write or stamp this is a true and correct copy of the original document I have sighted or certified true copy, followed by their: signature printed name qualification (i.e. Justice of the Peace), and date Example I certify that this is a true and correct copy of the original document I have sighted. B Smith Signature: Name: Benjamin Smith Qualification: Police Officer Date: 2 January 2013 What if I recently changed my name or I m signing on behalf of another member? Your name must be the same as shown on your proof of identity. If you have changed your name you will need to provide a certified copy of what is called a linking document. A linking document is a document that proves a relationship exists between two (or more) names. unisuper.com.au
6 If you are signing on behalf of another UniSuper member, you will also need to provide a linking document. The linking document you provide must be certified or it can t be accepted. Examples of linking documents are: Purpose Change of name Signing on behalf of another member Important information Suitable linking document A Marriage certificate A A Deed poll or change of name certificate from the Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages Power of Attorney Guardianship papers All pages of your proof of identity documents must be certified. The certification must be on the copy of the document, not on a separate page attached to the document. The certified copies of your proof of identity documents must contain an original signature. Faxed or ed copies will not be accepted. If any documents are written in a language other than English, they must be accompanied by an English translation prepared by an accredited translator. Documents certified more than 12 months ago will not be accepted. Step 3: Find someone to certify your documents Who can certify my identification documents? Only certain people are authorised to certify identification documents. Many of these are listed below: 1. A person who is currently licensed or registered under a law of a State or Territory to practise in one of the following occupations: Chiropractor Dentist Legal practitioner Medical practitioner Nurse Optometrist Patent attorney Pharmacist Physiotherapist Psychologist Trade marks attorney Veterinary surgeon 2. One of the following persons: Teacher employed on a full-time basis at a school or tertiary education institution Agent of the Australian Postal Corporation who is in charge of, or a permanent employee with two or more years of continuous service with, an office supplying postal services to the public Bank, building society, credit union or finance company officer with two or more years of continuous service Clerk, Master, Registrar or Deputy Registrar of a court Judge of a court or a Magistrate Justice of the Peace Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia, the Australian Society of Certified Practising Accountants, the Institute of Public Accountants or the Association of Taxation and Management Accountants, or a Fellow of the National Tax Accountants Association Notary public Police officer A person who is enrolled on the roll of the Supreme Court of a State or Territory, or the High Court of Australia, as a legal practitioner An officer with, or Authorised Representative of, a holder of an Australian Financial Services Licence, with two or more years of continuous service with one or more licensees An officer with, or a Credit Representative of, a holder of an Australian Credit Licence, with two or more years of continuous service with one or more licensees Member residing overseas For members residing overseas, the persons who are authorised to certify identification documents are: Australian Consular Officer or Australian Diplomatic Officer (within the meaning of the Consular Fees Act 1955) Employee of the Commonwealth or the Australian Trade Commission who is: a. in a country or place outside Australia; and b. authorised under paragraph 3(c) or paragraph 3(d), respectively, of the Consular Fees Act 1955; and c. exercising his or her function in that place A person authorised as a notary public in a foreign country Any person who is in a country or place outside Australia and: a. is currently licensed or registered in Australia (under a State or Territory law) to practise in an occupation listed in part 1 above; or b. holds a position in Australia listed in part 2 above (for full list see unisuper.com.au). Members residing overseas must have their identification documents certified by a person who has an Australian connection (as set out above). Any documents certified by a person who is licensed or registered to practise in an occupation listed above in a foreign country (and not in Australia), or who holds a position in a foreign country, will not be accepted by UniSuper (except for a foreign notary public). This information is of a general nature only and includes general advice. It has been prepared without taking into account your individual objectives, financial situation or needs. Before making any decision in relation to your UniSuper membership, you should consider your personal circumstances, the relevant product disclosure statement for your membership category and whether to consult a licensed financial adviser. This information is current as at July 2015 and is based on our understanding of legislation at that date. Information is subject to change. To the extent that this fact sheet contains information which is inconsistent with the UniSuper Trust Deed and Regulations (together the Trust Deed), the Trust Deed will prevail. Issued by: UniSuper Management Pty Ltd ABN , AFSL No on behalf of UniSuper Limited the trustee of UniSuper, Level 35, 385 Bourke Street, Melbourne Vic Fund: UniSuper, ABN Trustee: UniSuper Limited, ABN Date: July 2015 UNIS000F unisuper.com.au
7 Life Events and Salary Increase cover application form About this form Use this form to top up your insurance cover using the Life Events option or increase your Income Protection (IP) cover using the Salary Increase option provided by TAL Life Limited. Please read the attached Life Events/Salary Increase cover fact sheet and Insurance in your super booklet for more information. Further information If you need further information or help to complete this form: call us on , or visit our website unisuper.com.au. Privacy information UniSuper recognises the importance of protecting your personal information and is committed to complying with its privacy law obligations. For more information on how we collect and manage your information please refer to the Privacy statement at the end of this form. SECTION 1 Member details Please use BLACK or BLUE BALL POINT PEN and print in CAPITAL LETTERS. Cross where required UniSuper member number If you are unsure of your member number, refer to your most recent UniSuper correspondence or call us on Title Mr Mrs Ms Dr Professor Other Surname Given name Date of birth (DDMMYYYY) Contact number ( ) Residential address, number and street (not PO Box) Suburb/Town State Postcode Country (if not Australia) Fund: UniSuper ABN UNISF Trustee: UniSuper Limited ABN January 2015 Level 35, 385 Bourke Street, Melbourne Vic 3000 ÊF00065À0115gŠ Administrator: UniSuper Management Pty Ltd ABN AFSL
8 SECTION 1 Continued Is your postal address different from your residential address? SECTION 2 Life Event nomination Please select the relevant Life Event below. Members can only increase their cover once for a Life Event in any 12 month period, and only ever increase their cover once for the same instance of a Life Event. Taking out a mortgage Have you purchased a home for your permanent residence and taken out a mortgage on that home in the last 90 days? Yes. Please attach a certified copy of your mortgage documents to this form. Getting married Have you married in the last 90 days? Yes. Please attach a certified copy of your marriage certificate to this form. Giving birth or adopting a child Have you or your partner given birth or adopted a child in the last 90 days? No. Go to SECTION 2 Yes. Please provide your postal address below. Suburb/Town State Postcode Country (if not Australia) Yes. Please attach a certified copy of your child s birth certificate or adoption papers to this form. Commencing a de facto relationship Have you commenced living with your partner in a de facto relationship in the last 90 days? Yes. Please attach a statutory declaration form. SECTION 2 Continued In the event of a death of a spouse, including a de facto Did your spouse or de facto partner die in the last 90 days? Yes. Please attach a certified copy of the Death Certificate. Dependent child has started tertiary education Has your dependent child started tertiary education in the last 90 days? Yes. Please attach certified enrolment details or a certified copy of the acceptance letter from the tertiary institution. If your application is successful, your additional cover will take effect from the date that the Insurer agrees to accept the cover. See Insurance in your super booklet for more information. SECTION 3: Salary Increase Cover If you receive a Salary Increase you can apply to increase your Income Protection (IP) cover. DBD members are not eligible for IP cover. Do you want to increase your Income Protection cover in response to receiving a salary increase? Yes. Please attach certified copies of your payslips or letter from your employer confirming the date of your salary increase. No If your application is successful, your additional IP cover will take effect from the date that the Trustee is notified in writing by the Insurer. Certified proof of identity UniSuper is required by law to verify your identity. Certified proof of identity is required before this form can be processed. Please attach certified copies of proof of identity documentation to this form. Delays can be expected if incorrect documentation is provided. Details about which documents can be accepted can be found in the Your guide to proof of identity fact sheet. Getting divorced or terminating a de facto relationship Have you divorced or terminated a de facto relationship in the last 90 days? Yes. Please attach a certified copy of the divorce orders (in the case of divorce) or a statutory declaration ( in the case of terminating a de facto relationship). Page 2 of 3
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