Changing jobs

 

Lifetime membership

When you change jobs, jobs, there’s enough to think about without having to deal with your super. Maritime Super offers lifetime membership, so you can stay with the Fund you know and trust for as long as you wish.

Changing jobs – your super goes with you

From 1 November 2021, super accounts are ‘stapled’ to members to reduce multiple accounts for members. This means when you change jobs, your super fund goes with you, unless you elect a different super fund for your employer contributions. 

If you were with the Fund immediately prior to 1 November and receiving contributions, Maritime Super is most likely to be your stapled fund. If that’s the case, if you change jobs, you don’t need to complete any forms to keep your Maritime Super account - even if you find work outside the maritime industry. Your new employer will pay your contributions to your stapled fund.

If you’ve recently joined the Fund or have worked outside the maritime industry, it’s possible your stapled fund is another super fund. For your new employer to contribute to your Maritime Super account, you will need to complete a Choice of Fund form nominating Maritime Super and provide your employer your Maritime Super membership details. They will be able to start paying your super into your account.

If you have recently started working and do not have a super fund, and you do not nominate a fund under choice of fund, your employer will pay your contributions into the employer’s nominated fund. 

You can change the fund your employer pays your super into at any time by completing a Choice of Fund form and returning it to your employer.

 
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