Super that’s simple for you
Why BT Super for Life?
Tailored for your age
We’ll adjust your investment mix as you grow older – or you can choose how you're invested.
See it with your banking
See and manage your super online with your Westpac everyday banking.
Insurance cover without a medical exam
Pre-approved standard cover for eligible members. 1
How your super is invested
Your life doesn’t stay the same. So why should your super? Chances are your needs and goals might change quite a bit between the ages of 20 and 60.
We'll do the hard work and invest your super based on your age in a Lifestage Fund.
When you’re younger, you'll have more investments that are likely to give stronger growth over the long term. That comes with a higher risk – but you have the time to ride out rises and falls in market.
As you get older, we will gradually reduce the risk in your investments to protect your super money from any downturns, as you will have fewer years until retirement.
Want to invest differently?
You can choose your own investment mix from more than 38 investment options
Why pay extra fees?
|Administration fees||$6.50 per month + 0.45% p.a.|
|Investment fee||Estimated 0.15% to 1.38%2 p.a.|
|Buy-sell spread||Estimated 0% - 0.84%2 p.a.|
|Indirect cost ratio||Estimated 0% to 1.28%2 p.a.|
The above is a summary only of the fees and costs and current as at 1st June 2020. Other fees and costs may apply depending on investment, insurance and advice decisions. Please refer to the PDS and Additional Information Booklet for further information.
There are two insurance options available to eligible members of BT Super for Life.
1. Standard cover
Eligible members will receive pre-approved Standard cover when they open a BT Super for Life account – this provides insurance cover for Death and Total and Permanent Disablement (TPD) insurance. There is no need to complete medical checks. The amount of insurance cover when activated is based on the member’s age, and the cost of the insurance cover is based on both the member’s age and gender.
NOTE: Please be advised that this insurance cover, and the payment of an eligible insurance claim, is subject to a Pre-existing condition clause. Other exclusions may also apply. Please refer to the PDS and Additional Information Booklet for more information about exclusions that apply to Standard Cover.
2. Customised cover
An eligible member can apply for up to three insurance options based on a combination of Death Only, Death and Total and Permanent Disablement, plus Salary Continuance Insurance cover (sometimes referred to as Income Protection insurance). The member is given flexibility regarding the amount of insurance cover they can apply for, however approval is not guaranteed and is dependent on the results of a medical assessment. The cost of the insurance cover when activated will be based on the member’s age, occupation, gender, smoker status, pastimes and pursuits and the type and amount of cover requested.
|BT Super for Life forms part of the Retirement Wrap||Trustee BT Funds Management Limited|
ABN 39 827 542 991
ABN 63 002 916 458
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1 You receive standard insurance cover for Death and Total & Permanent Disablement (TPD), without the need for a medical assessment, when you open a BT Super for Life – Super account (subject to eligibility criteria and you having money in your account). Cover is subject to a pre-existing conditions exclusion. Other exclusions may also apply. Please refer to the Additional Information Booklet for more information about ‘What exclusions apply to Standard Cover'. If you want to apply for additional insurance cover, including Salary Continuance Insurance (SCI) cover, call our super specialists on 1300 653 553.
2 The fees and costs payable depend on the investment option you choose – refer to the Additional Information Booklet for further information.
Westpac SuperCheck involves a search for superannuation being undertaken by BT Funds Management Limited ABN 63 002 916 458, AFSL No.233724 (BTFM), the trustee and issuer of interests in BT Super for Life, which is a part of Retirement Wrap ABN 39 827 542 991. A Product Disclosure Statement (PDS) for BT Super for Life can be obtained by calling 1300 653 553 or by visiting bt.com.au. You should obtain and consider the PDS before deciding whether to acquire, continue to hold or dispose interests into BT Super for Life.
BTFM is a subsidiary of Westpac Banking Corporation ABN 33 007 457 141 (Westpac). An investment in BT Super for Life is not an investment in, deposit with or any other liability of Westpac, St.George Bank, BankSA or Bank of Melbourne (which are Divisions of Westpac), or any other company in the Westpac Group. It is subject to investment risk, including possible delays in repayment of withdrawal proceeds and loss of income and principal invested. Westpac and its related entities do not stand behind or otherwise guarantee the capital value or investment performance of an investment with BTFM.
Before requesting a rollover, you should consider where your future employer contributions will be paid (if your employer contributions are currently being paid to another fund) and check with your fund(s) to determine whether there are any fees, including exit or withdrawal fees, for moving your benefit, or other loss of benefits (e.g. insurance cover), noting that you may not receive the same type or level of benefits after the rollover. If you have a pre-existing medical condition you may not receive a benefit for a death or disablement claim. Please check to see if you are covered before submitting your application.
Westpac Life Insurance Services Limited ABN 31 003 149 157, AFSL No. 233728 is the issuer of insurance cover offered through BT Super for Life. Further information about the insurance available through BT Super for Life is included in the PDS.
Superannuation is a preserved asset subject to conditions of release. You will need to satisfy a condition of release to access these funds.
Information current as at March 2020.